Search Results: "Tess Rafferty"


BOOK REVIEW

RECIPES FOR DISASTER by Tess Rafferty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Energetic account of a comedienne's mishaps in the kitchen as she prepares meals for family and friends."
Calamities in the kitchen for a newbie chef. Read full book review >

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WITHOUT TESS by Marcella Pixley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Pixley (Freak, 2007) once again plumbs the emotional depths of a tough subject with sensitivity and insight into the complexities of human nature and sibling bonds. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Tess' drowning five years ago weighs heavily on sister Lizzie, who, at 15, struggles with her feelings of guilt and betrayal for not doing enough to save Tess from herself. Read full book review >

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HALLOW THIS GROUND by Colin Rafferty
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Though fixed on what remains of some of history's darkest moments, Rafferty's essays, both gripping and wonderfully reflective, illuminate."
Moving reflections on the literal remembrance of acts too significant to 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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GRAVITY by Tess Gerritsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 17, 1999

"Doc Gerritsen (Bloodstream, 1998, etc.), a former internist who creates chilling viral disasters, knows all the natural gates and alleys of the human bio-novel as well as she does the musculature of suspense."
A strongly plotted thriller about a plague-like epidemic on a space station. Read full book review >

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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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FAR FROM YOU by Tess Sharpe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"An absorbing story full of depth and emotion. (Mystery. 14-18)"
This beautifully realized debut delves into the emotions of a girl recovering from drug addiction and grief, all wrapped up in a solid mystery. 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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THE SILENT GIRL by Tess Gerritsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 2011

"The ending is way over the top, the prose occasionally purple-tinged, but Gerritsen is a hardscrabble plotter, and much of what she does is compelling."
Paired for the 10th time, Rizzoli (homicide cop) and Isles (forensic pathologist) learn that in Boston's Chinatown, revenge is a dish served sweet & sour. Read full book review >