“Resplendent with the vivid hues of its characters’ hopes and sorrows, The Humming Room gives young readers a compelling tale that does justice to its evergreen inspiration.”
“What emerges from this authoritative yet accessible collection is a portrait of one of America’s most original and intuitive thinkers, a man for all seasons, along with the fruits of his w
“From an excellent premise, Mr.
“Susan Wittig Albert is a terrific writer; her descriptions of everything from blooming bluebonnets to the grace and power of a mountain lion caught by China’s headlights are compelling.
“The plot of The Spoiler rattles along with slow-burning subplots that manage to keep the reader engaged. If the reveals are a little disappointing in their substance, Ms.
“Mr. Hill is a cogent and descriptive writer.
“Tony DiTerlizzi has created a cast of fascinating characters engaged in epic adventures. How often must a 12-year-old child struggle against evil to save her world?
“Ad Eternum is so perfectly balanced with exactly what the reader needs to know about each character and each plot thread without any of the clutter of a longer book resulting in a
“Ghosting might not please the average American reader. Mr. Gann asks a lot from his readers—so many names to keep straight, so many difficult passages to wade through.
“Lynn Messina’s writing style and storytelling prowess is not just skillful, but also incredibly enjoyable and entertaining.
“Happy provides ample opportunities for extensive discussion about the expression of emotions—a true, potentially interactive delight for young readers and their caregivers.”
“. . . real life is not fiction.
“That purple-haired Isabella playing in the sandbox is NOT a little girl; she’s an archeologist ready to explore the pyramids of Egypt—and that’s just for starters. . . . Mr.
“Fans of quick-paced, lighthearted cozy mysteries will cheer for Lucky’s sarcastic wit and the glittering thrill of her oddball world where crazy is just an everyday fact of life.”
“Mr. Conway’s Hollywood is alive with betrayal, greed, lust, and all the basilar passions that have typified Tinsel Town since the first silent film.
“Some might find consolation by identifying with the characters in In-Flight Entertainment just as they are.
“Strong heroines are always a pleasure to read about . . .”
“The Royal Wulff Murders is long, the ending especially protracted and tiresome. There’s no need to wrap up everyone’s life; use your characters for a second book.
“The Iguana Tree is a triumph—an enjoyable and informative story on an important topic. Ms.
“For a reader who derives pleasure from historical accuracy and realistically drawn personalities, Richard Mason’s rich descriptions may seem superficial and anachronistic, much like the em
“Lone Wolf is an emotionally impactful story dealing with familial differences, love, redemption, and forgiveness.
“There is something flat about the story despite all the action. We move from scene to scene as if touring a number of set piece tableaux in a museum ride.
“This book could easily be labeled crime noir, but it is more of a coming of age story peopled with original and fascinating blood-and-bones characters.
“Following this couple through their adventures offers readers book after book of entertainment and emotional satisfaction. If Ms.