Search Results: "Alan A. Fustey"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 29, 2011

"Persuasive, no-holds-barred advice that will lead investors to rethink where they put their nest eggs."
Financial industry veteran Fustey explains how a naïve view of risk and faulty decision-making leads investors down the road to disappointment. Read full book review >

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SAVIOR'S DAY by Alan A. Winter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A thrilling, satisfying and multilayered adventure story."
An ancient text contains a shattering truth in this apocalyptic thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISLAND BLUFFS by Alan A. Winter
Released: June 6, 2015

"An atmospheric and engrossing modern-day Gothic tale about the lengths to which a desperate couple will go."
In this emotional thriller, a couple strikes a Faustian bargain in order to have a child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"While in many ways a fine and learned study, Kors and Silverglate's hellfire-and-brimstone sermon will likely be heeded only by the saved."
Two civil libertarians take up the cudgels against political correctness in speech codes at American colleges and universities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AWESOME, ALMOST 100% TRUE ADVENTURES OF MATT & CRAZ by Alan Silberberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"Readers may question Matt's and Craz's intelligence, but if the plot is short on sense, the jokes almost always work, and that's a more important brand of magic any day. (Humor. 9-13)"
It turns out that a book doesn't need to make a lick of sense if it has enough baboons and pirates and aliens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THIEF'S DAUGHTER by Alan Marks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"The ink-and-watercolor illustrations look suitably long- ago-and-far-away, with Magpie as a perpetually windblown waif. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Known as the illustrator of Paton Walsh's Birdy and the Ghosties, Marks pens his own easy-to-read fantasy, a rather muddled tale of an honest man disgraced and discharged from his court post when he is suspected of theft. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S MOUSE? by Alan Baker
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"A visually pleasing book that will appeal to very young children who enjoy simple books about animals. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An accordion-fold book with peek-through pages mimicking holes (e.g., in a hollow tree) through which animal characters can be seen in a three-dimensional effect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PEOPLE OF THE TOWN by Alan Marks
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"Ultimately, the uneven presentation makes this Mother Goose collection a supplemental purchase. (Picture book/nursery rhymes. 3-6)"
Over the course of one day, readers are introduced to some familiar and not-so-familiar nursery rhyme characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UBAC by Alan Thompson
Released: Oct. 7, 2012

"A strong, fast-paced thriller exploring unique facets of the Cold War, with an intriguing international scope."
In his debut, Thompson delivers a Cold War thriller with an unusual twist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILO by Alan Silberberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Middle-school readers will find his school life familiar and painfully funny, but they may be surprised by the poignancy of his story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Seventh grader Milo Cruikshank narrates and illustrates an up-and-down year in yet another new school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW DOGS REALLY WORK! by Alan Snow
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"De gustibus. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Cutaway cartoons reveal that the Dog is really filled with levers, pistons, tubes, vats, memory banks, sniff motors, and waste disposal plumbing. Read full book review >