Search Results: "Alan Drew"


BOOK REVIEW

GARDENS OF WATER by Alan Drew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"A solid and persuasive, if somewhat workmanlike novel about lovers crossed not by the stars but by the clash of cultures."
Drew's debut takes place in 1999, outside Ankara, Turkey, where two families—one American and Christian, the other Kurd and Muslim—are entangled first by natural disaster (earthquake) and then by cultural disaster (forbidden young love). Read full book review >

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SHADOW MAN by Alan Drew
Released: May 23, 2017

"An unusually deft blending of styles, Drew's engrossing novel works equally well as psychological study and cop thriller, literary novel and genre piece."
Ben Wade, a former LAPD detective now working homicide in the southern Orange County town of Rancho Santa Elena, is forced to confront his own dark past in investigating a series of killings. Read full book review >

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ALAN GRATZ
by Megan Labrise

To many Americans, the plight of refugees can seem remote—until you find their boat.

Middle-grade novelist Alan Gratz was vacationing in the Florida Keys when his family discovered an abandoned escape raft during a walk on the beach.

“It was clearly a raft from some other place in the Caribbean, trying to get to America,” says Gratz, whom Kirkus ...


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BOOK REVIEW

IT'S NOT EASY BEING NUMBER THREE by Drew Dernavich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"An acclaimed cartoonist in the adult world has created a solid hit for children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Number Three feels bored with being a number, he seeks other uses for his highly distinguishable shape. Read full book review >

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MISSION MOON by Drew Brockington
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"With its appealing blend of cuteness, substance, and humor, this should have readers over the moon. (Graphic science fiction. 6-10)"
A group of adorable astronaut cats must venture to the moon to remediate the Earth's energy crisis. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1997

+ A journalist's revealing overview of the construction, engineering, and financial, political, and technical resources required to build the railway tunnel that now connects the sceptered isle of England with continental Europe by way of France. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"An absorbing look at President Clinton's attempt to govern at a time when a grassroots movement may be redefining the extent of federal power."
In the second installment of her narrative history of the troubles of the Clinton administration, Meet the Press commentator Drew (On the Edge, 1994) records the mounting tension between the Clinton White House and the leadership of the first Republican Congress in 40 years. Read full book review >

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CITIZEN MCCAIN by Elizabeth Drew
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2002

"A useful exposé of how things get done—and buried—in Washington."
Washington insider and accomplished journalist Drew (The Corruption of American Politics, 1999, etc.) provides a fly-on-the-wall portrait of the congressional maverick and his struggle to reform campaign-finance laws. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE COULD GET HURT by Drew Magary
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2013

"An outspoken dad's brassy, wise and painfully honest view from the top of the family tree."
The pride and pitfalls of contemporary fatherhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE IVORY CROCODILE by Eileen Drew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1996

"Cultural mismatchings and misunderstanding limned with admirable candor but marred by a preachy conclusion and some sluggish pacing."
A young woman painfully learns about the pitfalls of unrealistic expectations and cultural myopia—in a beautifully rendered first novel by Drew (the collection Blue Taxis, 1989) that ultimately fails to deliver as much as it so tantalizingly promises. Read full book review >

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THE KING OF FEAR by Drew Chapman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Chapman again delivers a crisp thriller, tapping themes of our times that daily news has made commonplace. And once again he has left it open-ended, teasing us in anticipation of the next novel in series."
Terrorism, economic warfare, and "too big to fail" banks lend this thriller a sense of urgency. Read full book review >