Search Results: "Anthony Bacon Venti"


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ADVENTURE
Released: March 23, 1994

"Venti's soft-pencil illustrations pick up amusingly on Fritz's humor (though not on the wry indignation that frequently propels it), while his frequent maps help to clarify the journeys. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Deftly navigating the politically correct waters of revisionist history, Fritz surveys the brief period, beginning early in the 15th century (when the world known to Europeans consisted mostly of Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Asia), during which most of the globe's coastlines were first mapped. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"Readable, original and memorable."
Ever wonder what would happen if George Costanza joined the NYPD? Read full book review >

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THE BATTLE FOR URTH by Lee  Bacon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A humorous diversion. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The real world collides with a magical one, accessible through a hidden door in a cheesy fantasy-themed restaurant. Read full book review >

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THERE IS ROOM FOR YOU by Charlotte Bacon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Lovely descriptions of India in a presentation that, still, may puzzle as much as reward."
Bacon's second novel (following Lost Geography, 2000), set in the early '90s, meanders along to India with a recently separated New Yorker who delves with strenuous purpose into the history of her English-Indian mother's upbringing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"An important contribution to the current immigration debate."
Compelling examination of Mexican immigration to the United States, both legal and illegal. Read full book review >

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THE TWISTED THREAD  by Charlotte Bacon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 2011

"A long-winded tome whose creator (Split Estate, 2008, etc.) excels only in proving that uninteresting characters make uninteresting reading."
Murder is added to the curriculum at a posh boarding school. Read full book review >

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LIFE BEFORE by Michele Bacon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2017

"A great concept obliterated by a lack of focus. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A teenage runaway makes the best of a bad situation. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 17, 2011

"Though the tradition of Mary in Ephesus is more myth than fact, this is nevertheless a fascinating account of what might have been."
Exotic customs, spiritual upheavals and personal growth surround Mary, mother of Jesus, in her new life in Ephesus in Bacon's in-depth historical drama. Read full book review >

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JOSHUA DREAD by Lee  Bacon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A superpowered thumbs up. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
When the substitute librarian tries to kill you on the last day of school, it doesn't bode well for summer break. Read full book review >

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FINN by Katharine Jay Bacon
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Bits and pieces of the narrative, especially those involving horses, other animals, and descriptions of the farm, are well-crafted, holding out a promise of a story telling that is never realized. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A suspense story without much suspense, constructed from disparate elements that never quite mesh. Read full book review >

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FOURTH AND LONG by John U. Bacon
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A fan's notes rather than a critic's analysis."
A true believer in the traditions (even sanctity) of the college game gnashes his teeth about the corrosive, corrupting influence of money. Read full book review >