Search Results: "Tess Weaver"


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ENCORE, OPERA CAT! by Tess Weaver
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Brava! (Picture book. 5-8)"
Alma is a cat with a talent and a dream: She can sing opera, and she wants to perform on stage just like her human, Madame SoSo. Read full book review >

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FREDERICK FINCH, LOUDMOUTH by Tess Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2008

"Read this book with Frederick's brio and it will pay for itself. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Not that it doesn't have its charms, but Weaver's story about finding a calling is pretty silly. Read full book review >

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OPERA CAT by Tess Weaver
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"Bravissima! (Picture book. 4-8)"
What's a diva to do? Read full book review >

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CAT JUMPED IN! by Tess Weaver
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 19, 2007

"Human and feline foibles are spot-on with a purring finish: That 'someone' isn't seen until the last page. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Weaver and McCully offer an amusing twist on the saying "curiosity killed the cat," with few words, but lots of animated artwork that details the funny feline frenzy. 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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2017 YOUNG EXPLORER'S ADVENTURE GUIDE by Corie Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Offering just the right amount of imagination, humor, and contemporary nuances to engage young readers, this is a must-have in science-fiction collections serving middle graders and teens. (Science fiction/short stories. 10-16)"
A diverse collection of futuristic stories set within contemporary emotional landscapes, tailor-made for millennials. 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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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 >