Search Results: "Tess Hilmo"


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SKIES LIKE THESE by Tess Hilmo
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"A heartening, comforting story with enough tension to keep readers hooked and a subtle message that will sneak up on them. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Jade arrives in Wyoming for her summer vacation, she is in for a life-changing experience. Read full book review >

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WITH A NAME LIKE LOVE by Tess Hilmo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A story about the meaning of home, justice and love, beautifully told. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Hilmo creates a family, a town and a mystery that readers won't soon forget. Read full book review >

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CINNAMON MOON by Tess Hilmo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A good mix of history and mystery enlivened with interesting, likable characters. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
The Peshtigo Fire is the deadliest in recorded history, completely destroying the Wisconsin town and claiming as many as 2,500 lives, but it is largely forgotten because it happened on the same day as the Great Chicago Fire: Oct. 8, 1871. Read full book review >

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THE ADULTERY CLUB by Tess Stimson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2008

"Talent in dire need of less formulaic material."
The story of divorce lawyers in lust—a bestseller in the U.K. Read full book review >

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BODY DOUBLE by Tess Gerritsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2004

"Gerritsen always does well on the charts, but this masterful outing should rocket her into the top bracket of suspense writers."
Doc Gerritsen rises to her best yet, skirting neatly around the cliché plotting usually tied to serial killers. Read full book review >

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AT THE OWL WOMAN SALOON by Tess Gallagher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 1997

"A worthwhile collection, then, with a few failed tales, focusing on the simple patterns and complex relationships of everyday life."
A solid, if sometimes conventional, second collection (after The Lover of Horses, 1986) by poet Gallagher. Read full book review >

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THE SURGEON by Tess Gerritsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Sharp characters stitch your eye to the page. An all-nighter."
Top-grade thriller-diller from Gerritsen (the jaw-chattering Gravity, 1999, etc.), a former internist who gave up the stethoscope to raise kids and chills. Read full book review >

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BLOODSTREAM by Tess Gerritsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Doc Gerritsen's mastery of the stupefying stupidity inherent in adolescent resistance to almost everything may well give the reader gray hairs."
Third straight biological unpleasantry by redeployed internist Gerritsen (Support, 1997, etc.), who shuns no commercial device on the quest to suck in ever more readers. Read full book review >

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SHADOW MOUNTAIN by Tess Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2017

"A vivid first installment of a saga that will make readers look forward to the next."
An Appalachian woman and her son struggle to protect their mountain home in Collins' (The Hunter of Hertha, 2015, etc.) historical-fantasy series starter.Read full book review >

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PLAYING WITH FIRE by Tess Gerritsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Clear your schedule for this one—you won't want to put it down until you're finished."
A suspenseful thriller about mysterious music and a violinist's fear of her child. Read full book review >

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THE SINNER by Tess Gerritsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 19, 2003

"Glorious deaths bursting with the guilty glow of sex."
All her pages suffused purple from lividity, Doc Gerritsen's morgue slab awaits you, reader. Read full book review >

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APRIL & OLIVER by Tess Callahan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2009

"A portentous surfeit of sensitivity and smoldering overwhelms Callahan's genuine gifts of language and storytelling."
In a first novel suffused with grief and longing, childhood soul mates reconnect in the aftermath of a death. Read full book review >