Search Results: "B.B. Bourne"


BOOK REVIEW

HENRY IN A JAM by B.B. Bourne
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Traffic jams, it turns out, can be good fun, and children might even learn a word or two. (Early reader. 3-5)"
A genial elementary reader that taps into the electricity generated by Brian Biggs' Everything Goes: On Land (2011). Read full book review >

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HENRY GOES SKATING by B.B. Bourne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Amiable and encouraging, and too innocent to give even a thought to snow stopping something in its tracks: school. (Early reader. 4-8)"
Almost everything goes in this latest installment of the Everything Goes early-reader series based on the picture-book series of the same name by Brian Biggs. Read full book review >

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THE LOST HOUSE by B.B. Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A clever, irresistible, visually engaging search-and-find exercise. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Before Grandad can take his two grandchildren to the park, he needs their help to find various personal items he's lost. Read full book review >

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THE LOST PICNIC by B.B. Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A trippy addition to the search-and-find genre. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Granddad and his grandchildren will need plenty of help to recover all the goodies that fall out of their basket on the way to the picnic grounds. Read full book review >

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THOREAU IN PHANTOM BOG by B.B. Oak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Although the story could use some pruning, it provides plenty of vividly presented historical information on the Underground Railroad and Thoreau's world in the 1840s."
A philosopher, a physician, and a free-spirited woman work together to solve a mystery in the 19th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 8, 1992

"Solid scholarship, leavened with wit and charm: a delightful excursion into the American past. (Fifty b&w photographs.)"
Charles Dickens, during his American lecture tour, compared traveling by canal to ``a whirlwind''; but actress Fanny Kemble found the whole experience to be ``a humiliation.'' So reports Bourne (The Red King's Rebellion, 1990), who, in this history of the Erie Canal and its rival waterways, paints a panoramic picture of 19th-century America that's as perceptive as it is entertaining. Read full book review >

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THE PROTOCOLS OF AMBIGUITY by B.B. Jacobson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2014

"A skillfully written novel, undermined by fundamentalist propaganda."
In Jacobson's debut novel, a precocious boy from a broken family feels God's influence on his life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Though sometimes obscured by war whoops and thick flights of arrows, a fascinating examination of what happens to religions when worlds collide. (maps, 8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A former editor of American Heritage argues that the religions and religious leaders of indigenous Americans affected in profound ways the Europeans—Protestant and Catholic—who sought in our early centuries to convert and/or massacre American Indians. Read full book review >

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THE RIGHTEOUS MEN by Sam Bourne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Murder mystery meets conspiracy theory meets theological commentary."
A kitchen sink of arcane elements—twisted biblical prophecy, Oedipal complex, computer-hacker sabotage—together with such thriller staples as kidnapping and serial-killer psychodynamics makes this one messy whodunit. But it's a riveting mess. Read full book review >

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TOMORROW WAR by J.L. Bourne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"A dark but captivating look at life inside a failed American society."
After the economy crashes, a covert-operations veteran faces the cruel realities of life off the grid and outside the law. Read full book review >

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THE FINAL RECKONING by Sam Bourne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Byrne's journey and its genuinely surprising discoveries provide an engaging core to a tale hampered by repetitions, unnecessary subplots and preachy dialogue."
The shooting of an old man at the U.N. sends a lawyer to London, where he uncovers yet another dark tale from the Holocaust, in British journalist Bourne's thriller, which is based on actual events. Read full book review >

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ROGUE SPY by Joanna Bourne
ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Another win for Bourne: smart, exquisite writing, an intricate plot and breathtaking romance."
When two former double agents who trained together as children risk everything to help each other, falling in love becomes the most dangerous move in a deadly spy master's game. Read full book review >