Search Results: "Verge"


BOOK REVIEW

GIRL ON THE VERGE by Pintip Dunn
Released: June 27, 2017

"A thrilling tale with a lot of heart. (Suspense. 14-18)"
How far would you go to fit in? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY ON THE VERGE by Mark Pendergrast
NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2017

"A welcome look at a city—a mass of cities—not often heard from in the urban-studies literature and of wide interest well beyond the I-95 corridor."
Given enough political will and enough choice, we can save the world. Or, as this case study shows, we can let things continue to go to hell in a handbasket lined with peach blossoms. Read full book review >

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THE VERGE PRACTICE by Barry Maitland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2004

"Despite the story's tendency to split into two unrelated parts, Maitland burrows so deeply into the lives of Charles Verge, his associates, and the investigators that you'd think he was channeling P.D. James."
Chief Inspector David Brock and Sergeant Kathy Kolla (Babel, 2003, etc.) consider the fate of a prominent architect who's disappeared without a trace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Woman on the Verge of Paradise by Robyn Alana Engel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2015

"A dating adventure that packs plenty of humor but not enough focus."
A first novel details a string of unfortunate dates and a vibrant attempt at romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKTHROUGH by Ruth Pennebaker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Neither funny nor insightful enough to rise above the crowd of similar plots."
Pennebaker's first novel attempts to join the recession-hit chic-lit mini-boomlet with her comedy about an Austin, Texas, divorcée struggling to live under one roof with her adolescent daughter and aging mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 19, 2013

"Readers who lose themselves in this wonderful book will be rewarded with the discovery of the value of true friendship."
A novel about friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAST by Alex Bobrov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2016

"This psychological tale offers uncomfortable episodes of violence and sexuality."
In this debut fantasy thriller, four distinct personalities converge to battle a man's inner demon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PROPER CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF FRIENDSHIP by Lisa Verge Higgins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2011

"Higgins balances humor and a touch of pathos to deliver an amiable tale of friendship."
At the urging of a dying friend, three women take life-altering risks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GODDESS AFFAIR by Lillian O'Donnell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 26, 1996

"An unappealing Gwenn is again outclassed by O'Donnell's alternate sleuth, Norah Mulcahaney."
Manhattan p.i. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICTOR WANTS TO PLAY by Mark van Overveld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"Clean design and predictable story make this an enjoyable app to share with preschoolers. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
A sweet, if a bit slight, friendship story with good design elements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZUGZWANG by Ronan Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A hugely enjoyable, brilliant high-wire act."
Why would a reclusive chess master be at the heart of a plot to kill the Tsar? That's just one of the puzzles in this taut, intricate thriller set in pre-revolutionary Russia, the fifth novel from the Northern Irish Bennett (Havoc, in Its Third Year, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >