Search Results: ""Johnny Walker""


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A harrowing personal journey of courageous self-empowerment during wartime."
Fiery, insightful memoir from the former Iraqi translator who fought alongside U.S. Special Forces during the recent war in Iraq. Read full book review >

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ELEANOR by Johnny Worthen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2014

"A riveting supernatural character study wrought with the pains of first love and the struggles of self-acceptance. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
A teenage wallflower turns small-town Wyoming on its head as she grapples to hide the shocking truth of her identity in this paranormal romance. Read full book review >

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NFL CONFIDENTIAL by Johnny Anonymous
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2016

"This readable book provides insight into the life of an NFL nonstar, though the author's anonymity proves to be a dual-edged sword."
An inside perspective on professional football from an anonymous NFL rank and filer. Read full book review >

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Into the Hive of Saarlathesh by Johnny Toxin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 2014

"A deliriously Lovecraft-ian adventure with a wicked sense of humor."
In Toxin's debut supernatural thriller, a comic-book store owner's simple small-town life is turned on its head when he enters a parallel universe. Read full book review >

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USA NOIR by Johnny Temple
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A helpful U.S. map locating the places where all the 37 reprints are set indicates that, with a few notable exceptions—New Orleans, Detroit, Chicago, the Twin Cities, Kansas City, Phoenix, Las Vegas and, of course, Texas—noir seems to flourish overwhelmingly in coastal blue states. Sociologists and pollsters take note."
Temple, general editor of Akashic's series of noir collections (Brooklyn Noir, 2004, etc.), skims the cream from the first 59 volumes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2009

"Delivers some tense moments but never fulfills its initial promise."
An immersion journalist's ill-conceived quest to illegally cross the Mexican border into the United States. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN WARLORD by Johnny Dwyer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2015

"A dark triumph—a meticulous geopolitical narrative and gripping tale of an American son lost to evil."
Shocking page-turner about Liberian dictator Charles Taylor's American-born son, Chucky, the first U.S citizen to be federally prosecuted for torture. Read full book review >

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UPSIDE YOUR HEAD! by Johnny Otis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Essentially a cranky look at politics and today's pop music. (Seventy-five b&w photos)"
Hodgepodge of essays, reminiscences, and radio-interview transcripts by L.A.-based R&B drummer/concert promoter/songwriter Otis. Read full book review >

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LYING FOR THE LORD by Johnny Townsend
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2015

"Another of Townsend's shrewd, evocative, wryly humorous, occasionally didactic scenes of Mormonism and its discontents."
Countless fibs, evasions, and hypocrisies buttress the verities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in these slyly subversive stories. Read full book review >

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GAYRABIAN NIGHTS by Johnny Townsend
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"There's little new material in this repackaging of previously published stories, but this is a good introduction to Townsend's cleareyed, funny, empathetic dissection of Mormonism and its discontents."
Gay Mormons struggle for acceptance from a hostile church—and themselves—in these wryly subversive stories. Read full book review >