Search Results: "Tess Uriza Holthe"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FIVE-FORTY-FIVE TO CANNES by Tess Uriza Holthe
FICTION
Released: May 8, 2007

"With Maeve Binchy's talent for interconnected stories, and her tendency toward the sentimental, Holthe is not afraid to enter darker the waters in which her characters sometimes swim but often drown. A talent to watch."
Holthe shifts from the World War II-era Filipino setting of her richly original debut novel (When the Elephants Dance, 2001) to the contemporary Riviera in this novel of linked stories about characters whose lives jostle and sometimes collide along the French-Italian train line to Cannes. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE ELEPHANTS DANCE by Tess Uriza Holthe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A well-orchestrated chorus of voices that should strike a strong chord with many."
Romantic and patriotic heroics fill this WWII-set debut: a remarkably rich story about a disparate group of Filipinos thrown together in their struggle to survive the Japanese occupation. Read full book review >

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ICE COLD by Tess Gerritsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"While the ending feels rushed, Gerritsen, a physician whose novels are not for the squeamish, can always be counted on to deliver a yarn that's start-to-finish entertaining. This one is no exception."
Gerritsen (The Bone Garden, 2007, etc.) brings back Maura Isles, a Boston-based medical examiner, and her partner in crime solving, Det. Jane Rizzoli, in this often gory and always engrossing thriller set against a frozen Wyoming winter. 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 >

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DANGEROUS GAMES by Tess Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"A solid, appealing debut."
Maggie Kincaid, a former FBI negotiator working a sensitive kidnapping case, finds herself clashing with Jake O'Connor, a security expert also working the investigation, but as evidence of secrets and corruption emerge, he becomes her most trusted ally. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >