Search Results: "Tricia Rayburn"


BOOK REVIEW

SIREN by Tricia Rayburn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 13, 2010

"Readers who see the tale through to its denouement will find their patience rewarded with an intriguing twist. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Vanessa and her family have been in their summer home on the Maine coast less than 24 hours when her sister Justine, an unlikely candidate for suicide, jumps off a cliff. Read full book review >

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INSIDE THE MIND OF GIDEON RAYBURN by Sarah Miller
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"A typical prep-school tale complete with excess, drugs and sex, but with a failed twist that is frequently awkward and quickly grows predictable. (Fiction. YA)"
On his first day at an elite New England boarding school, Gideon Rayburn doesn't know about the mysterious female visitor inexplicably tucked inside his head listening to and commenting on his most intimate thoughts ranging from cafeteria food to losing his virginity. Read full book review >

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THE TERRITORY by Tricia Fields
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Despite a clear, detailed plot, Fields' debut lacks the spark that would bring her sorely tried heroine and her problems alive."
A drug war between the Medrano and La Bestia cartels holds a small border town hostage. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW ME by Tricia Tusa
Kirkus Star
by Tricia Tusa, illustrated by Tricia Tusa
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2011

"A glorious visual meditation on light, color and home for even the smallest child and artist. (Picture book. 4-9)"
This book starts with the cover, a picture of a small girl with a large braid getting onto a swing under a tree. Read full book review >

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SISTERS by Tricia Tusa
by Tricia Tusa, illustrated by Tricia Tusa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Her people are lumpy, long, endearing and—memorable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another warmly wacky book by the creator of Maebelle's Suitcase (1991). Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY REUNION by Tricia Tusa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

"Pure comedy—especially Tusa's wonderfully pointed cartoon caricatures of family types in full, overebullient swing. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Like a suburban version of The Relatives Came, the Beneadas throng in, bearing casseroles, drinks, towering cakes, a trumpet, an accordion, a violin; they turn up the lights and settle down to regale each other with stories, photograph people they almost remember, exchange confidences, and commune with themselves by meditating or exercising. Read full book review >

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SCRATCHGRAVEL ROAD by Tricia Fields
Released: March 5, 2013

"As in Fields' Tony Hillerman Prize-winning debut (The Territory, 2011): carefully integrated red herrings, a tinge of romance and dead-on descriptions of West Texas weather—oppressive heat, weeklong downpours and earth-obliterating mudslides."
Welcome to West Texas, where a nuclear plant is being dismantled, a young lady takes a walk in the desert in 104-degree heat, and a corpse is dumped along the route usually favored by drug mules and coyotes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 2008

"A self-indulgent exercise that misses the mark as both a teaching tool and a memoir."
Remember how much you disliked music lessons when you were a little kid? Here's your chance to revisit those magical times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RIVER by Tricia Wastvedt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Wastvedt's flowing, long-winded tale, set in a Constable landscape in a parallel universe, is a deft but peculiar fusion of gothic and rhapsodic."
A melodramatic debut set in an idyllic English river valley. Read full book review >

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IT'S MONDAY, MRS. JOLLY BONES! by Warren Hanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Amelia Bedelia may come to mind, but Mrs. Jolly Bones' unconventional behavior reflects her originality and flair rather than a lack of intelligence; would that more people flaunt their individuality…but maybe not in the toilet. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mrs. Jolly Bones has a chore for every day of the week…but readers can be sure they've never done chores quite the way she does. Read full book review >

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THE PROBLEM WITH THE PUDDLES by Kate Feiffer
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Tusa's charming illustrations can't rescue this ill-conceived venture. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Two children and their fractious parents head from their vacation home to the city and accidentally leave their two dogs behind. Read full book review >