Search Results: "Vincent Vale"


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The Divinity Paradox by Vincent Vale
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 11, 2013

"An initially interesting, but ultimately exhausting, foray into science versus humanity."
A fanciful sci-fi novel that offers another take on the mad scientist. Read full book review >

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A HIGHLANDER IN VEGAS by Jennae Vale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2016

"A fast-paced and engaging historical and romantic fantasy with strong protagonists."
A 17th-century Scottish highlander finds romance and intrigue after traveling to present-day Las Vegas. Read full book review >

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SOMEBODY'S BABY by Charlotte Vale Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Badly unsatisfying, then but so goes escapism, attendant upon its flaws: On the summer's beaches, readers will willingly close their eyes and follow Snow to her reward."
To the author's credit, this would-be twisted tale is remarkably readable, even though Allen (Leftover Dreams, 1992, etc.) runs out of ideas well before her final chapter. Read full book review >

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DREAMING IN COLOR by Charlotte Vale Allen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 15, 1993

"Topical and, oddly, commercially comfy."
Veteran novelist Allen (Leftover Dreams, 1992, etc.) now offers an ultimately feel-good tale about the successful rehabilitation of a severely battered woman who, with her child, is aided by three generations of women. Read full book review >

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PARTING GIFTS by Charlotte Vale Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A bit way-out, but just the ticket if you're in the mood for a good cry."
Another weepy offering from the prolific Allen (Somebody's Baby, 1995, etc.), this one a modern variation on the classic baby-on-the-doorstep melodrama. Read full book review >

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LEFTOVER DREAMS by Charlotte Vale Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1992

"Leftover dreams, in this case at least, don't make for a satisfying meal."
Allen's 27th novel details the generally unremarkable lives of two Canadian sisters, from their miserable Toronto childhood to one sibling's success in London as the owner of a chain of copy shops: a ho-hum Cinderella tale in which the bad guys may be repulsive, but the good guys are fatally dull. Read full book review >

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WHERE IS THE BABY? by Charlotte Vale-Allen
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Inspired by real events, Vale-Allen (Parting Gifts, 2001, etc.) invents a compelling back story for her characters that makes for a real page turner."
Does the dark past of three characters justify their present actions? Read full book review >

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WHO'S HIDING WITH PENGUIN? by Vincent Mathy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Sturdier in construction than geography. (Board book. 1-3)"
Animals play hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

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I'M SICK OF IT! by Vincent Bourgeau
ANIMALS
Released: May 19, 1997

"A charming identity crisis, gratifyingly played out; another temporary malcontent can be found in I'm Sick of It: A Fishy Melodrama (0-8431-7925-2). (Board book. 4-6)"
An artful board-book parable. Read full book review >

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BRAVE NEW GIRL by Rachel Vincent
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 9, 2017

"Adds nothing new to a crowded genre. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
After a chance encounter with a boy, a girl discovers secrets about herself and her society. Read full book review >

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AS CATCH CAN by Vincent Zandri
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 12, 1999

"Overwrought, but redeemed by a lonely hero with an unusual perspective on human depravity. (Author tour)"
A melodramatic but satisfying by-the-numbers debut thriller pits a brooding, middle-aged New York prison warden on the trail of an escaped murderer. Read full book review >