Search Results: "Ann Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING FOR LOVEDU by Ann Jones
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 30, 2001

"An honest and illuminating study that portrays the process by which the investigation of a continent becomes an examination of the self."
A veteran travel author takes a look at life (especially life for women) in modern Africa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"This searing exposé on war's remnants convincingly makes the case that gender inequality may be one of the greatest threats to peace."
A gripping, ground-floor look at the lingering ravages of conflict in some of the deadliest contemporary war zones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 1994

"A powerful, frightening report that drives home the fact that doing violence to another is tolerated in this society—especially if the victim is a female sex partner."
A study so painful in its case histories and reported numbers of women abused by men that most readers will flinch as they absorb it; by the author of Women Who Kill (1980). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 2006

"A passionate—often grim—account of a country and a people trying to find peace after decades of war."
A writer who has focused on violence against women travels to Afghanistan after the American-led invasion and finds plenty to write about. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"While devoted fans will likely swallow this hagiography whole, anyone looking for more than just a little silhouetto of a man is likely to be disappointed."
The celebrity bio of a one-of-a-kind rock 'n' roll impresario, equal parts fawning and dreary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANNY'S CLAN by Sally Hodson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Certain to get children interested in learning more about this endangered and very social species. (list of websites, list of further materials available at publisher's website) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Hodson's debut introduces children to one matrilineal group of orcas living in the Pacific Northwest, an actual group of whales that has been studied by scientists for over 40 years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A COUNTRY DIVORCE by Ann T. Jones
Released: March 17, 1992

"An eloquent evocation of place and emotion: stark and humane."
Impressive first fiction set in the harsh, closed world of rural Ireland in the 1930's: a story of love and cramped social reality that's both heartbreaking and ultimately affirmative. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

ORANGE, TRIANGLE, FOX by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"What this and its companion lack in clarity of concepts, they make up for in character. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
An exploration of colors, shapes and animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

READY FOR WEATHER by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A plainspoken and effective introduction to the spectrum of weather patterns, with color identification as a bonus. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little readers learn the value of dressing properly for various weather conditions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LLOYD LLAMA by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Rough around the edges, but readers still llearning their lletters will enjoy the elementary wordplay promoted by these pastel pals. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pink llama and a blue alpaca find common ground in this orthographically themed friendship story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GINGERBREAD MAN by Carol Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2002

The traditional tale meets the cast and crew of Mother Goose in an original take on an old favorite. Read full book review >