Search Results: "Alden Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BLIND MASSEUSE by Alden Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"An engaging travel memoir."
A peripatetic teacher and writer's reflections on a life spent seeking exotic experiences abroad and pondering the question: "[I]s there a right way and a wrong way to travel?" Read full book review >

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When I First Knew by Joan Alden
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An affecting novel about a determined girl with guts."
A 7-year-old tomboy rebels against both gender stereotypes and her controlling mother in Alden's (Before Our Eyes, 1993) epistolary novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 2008

"A mild-mannered, useful study that informs without grinding an ax."
Sensible, carefully constructed roundup of recent border security measures by the U.S. government, analyzing their degrees of success and failure. Read full book review >

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HATE TO LOVE YOU by Elise Alden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2014

"With lust, passion and ire to spare, Alden's freshman offering doesn't disappoint."
A debut novel that illustrates the fine line between love and hate. Read full book review >

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PITCH IMPERFECT by Elise Alden
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 20, 2014

"Alden's smart, savvy writing, blended with the traditions of the Scottish moors, creates a charming, multifaceted narrative that's rife with sexual tension."
In Alden's (Hate to Love You, 2014) romance novel, a woman returns to her Scottish hometown and to an old flame she had spurned. Read full book review >

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ELVIS AND GINGER by Ginger Alden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A rosy aura glows throughout this misty memoir of love and loss."
The King's final fiancee breaks her long silence. Read full book review >

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ROBODAD by Alden R. Carter
Released: Nov. 1, 1990

A brain aneurism has left Sharon's father disastrously altered, incapable of loving or showing love for his family and prone to sudden blackouts that make his former skills—driving a car, hunting—out of the question. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT STARRY BANNER by Alden R. Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Buffs will love it; the audience could go wider."
Veteran YA author Carter's first adult title is the fascinating story of a ferocious three-day battle, among the bloodiest ever fought on US soil. No, not Gettysburg. Read full book review >

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WALKAWAY by Alden R. Carter
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 15, 2008

"However, the interactions between Andy and his addicted father are achingly authentic, providing a painful yet hopeful glimpse into the volatile life of an addict and his son. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
"Sometimes I think I've been waiting for that crash my whole life," Andy muses when his drunken father nearly crushes him with the family car. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: June 15, 2006

"For reluctant readers or advanced, funny, heartwarming, lovely stuff. (Fiction. YA)"
It isn't a sports story, nor romance. Read full book review >