Search Results: "Alvin Jenkins"


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NEXT STOP NEPTUNE by Alvin Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A terrific experience indeed. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A lucid description of the solar system, grounded in concepts that young readers can grasp, and exquisitely illustrated. Read full book review >

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An Ancient Calling by Alvin Kitzmann
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A well-researched but contrived debut."
Kitzmann's historical novel charts the journey of a precious Scottish heirloom across the ages. Read full book review >

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DEAD TIDE by Alvin Leaphart
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"An enticing villain, loads of action and a dash of Southern flair make for a great read."
In Leaphart's debut novel, an avid environmentalist, his chauffeur/bodyguard and others fight to bring down a company that's dumping mercury into Georgia waters. Read full book review >

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Mystic Claw by Alvin Luther
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2015

"A noble effort that strains for effortless poetry."
In Luther's debut mystical fantasy, a godlike wizard returns to the world he created and abandoned to impart wisdom on the misbehaving creatures he brought to life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"An inspirational yet grueling read that demonstrates the price some paid for patriotism in a different era and another unpopular war."
Grim account of the torture and isolation suffered by U.S. airmen taken prisoner in North Vietnam. Read full book review >

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SOUL MATES FOR ETERNITY by Alvin Edmunds
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2013

"A comforting read for romantics of all kinds."
A debut memoir about love and life after death. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 1994

"It's an honest story of collective courage, evocative, well-written, and fixed before the colors fade. (Photos and maps, not seen) (Book-of- the-Month Club/History Book Club selections)"
An unpretentious personal memoir of participation in WW II. Read full book review >

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HOW THE DEAD LIVE by Alvin Greenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Eventually, the stories seem as dead as their characters."
A ponderous collection by a Minnesota author (Going Nowhere, 1971, etc.) who seems to have mastered Poe's voice without plumbing his depth. Read full book review >

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THE HELL SCREENS by Alvin Lu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2000

"More than a little precious, but quite likably stylish and amusing. And—not that this wouldn't have already occurred to Alvin Lu—it might make a rather good movie."
A contact lens dipped in tea stands in for Proust's mnemonic madeleine in this agreeably deranged first novel, by a young California critic and teacher of film technique. Read full book review >

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DEADLY AMBITIONS by Alvin Wander
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A circuitous but diverting thriller."
In Wander's (The Silent Lion, 2009) latest novel, a terrorist group plans an attack using leaked secrets from a high-tech company, and only a retired Israeli army officer can stop them. Read full book review >