Search Results: "Tom Sykes"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"The book is a familiar tale of rock 'n' roll, sin and redemption, but Taylor's capable voice make this a more nuanced and intriguing memoir than might be expected."
Capably written if predictable rock memoir by bassist Taylor of the 1980s supergroup Duran Duran. Read full book review >

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Tapestry of Love by Christine Sykes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Caregivers may find solace in Sykes' poignant memories."
Sykes' debut memoir tells of the seven years she spent caring for her ailing, elderly mother. Read full book review >

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BERGDORF BLONDES by Plum Sykes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Like a dozen Paris Hiltons bombed on champagne, but funny."
Yet another tale of New York girls with more room on their credit cards than thoughts between their ears—but not in a bad way. Read full book review >

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THE DEBUTANTE DIVORCÉE by Plum Sykes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2006

"The semi-existent plot and ditzy characters serve as background for a lesson in what to wear if you have money to burn."
Sykes (Bergdorf Blondes, 2004) turns her affectionately satiric attention to the A-list divorce circuit. Read full book review >

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PLAGUE LAND by S.D. Sykes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2015

"Sykes' debut, the first of a planned series, immerses the reader in the filth and ignorance of medieval Kent, presents a puzzling mystery and introduces a hero who grows in stature as his problems increase.
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In 1350s England, the bubonic plague has killed thousands and disrupted the feudal system.
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THE CITY STAINED RED by Sam Sykes
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A great deal of shouting, soul-searching and swordplay adding up to nothing very much."
A new entry in the grimdark fantasy genre begins with this follow-up to the Aeons' Gate trilogy (TheSkyboundSea, 2012, etc.).Read full book review >

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NO ORDINARY GENIUS by Christopher Sykes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"But the real meat—and the book's worth—resides in the master's words."
A chorus of adulatory voices sings the praises of the late Nobel Prize-winning physicist, but fortunately the voice that rings loudest and clearest is Feynman's. Read full book review >

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THE BUTCHER BIRD by S.D. Sykes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"The second in Sykes' fine series is a puzzling mystery with a surprise at the end, filled with historical detail and, in Oswald, a slowly growing force to be reckoned with."
A young lord with a reputation for crime solving is nearly overwhelmed by problems. Read full book review >

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CITY OF MASKS by S.D. Sykes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"A Venice whose ancient glories still survive today provides the background for an investigation whose solution is secondary to identifying the cause of Oswald's angst."
A young man cannot escape his past no matter how far he runs. Read full book review >

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HURRY, SANTA! by Julie Sykes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"The humorous antics of the intrepid Santa make for a wonderfully silly holiday story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
It's Christmas time again and Sykes's noisy, jovial Santa (Shhh!) returns, embarking upon a whole new succession of misadventures. Read full book review >

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FOR MIKE by Shelley Sykes
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1998

"An above-average mystery, with a supernatural twist, a romantic subplot, and answers and forgiveness at the end. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Strange, recurrent dreams and startling revelations follow the disappearance of a teenager's best friend in this well-knit debut. Read full book review >