Search Results: "B.J. Hollars"


BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS ONLY A TEST by B.J. Hollars
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"The thread that binds these essays on death and mayhem is the author's love for his children and wife, which offers readers a respite from the inherent grief and devastation he poetically describes."
One man's fears are exposed as he faces death in its many disguises. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"A creatively written, edifying work of historical significance and a boon for those interested in Southern race relations."
An intensive examination of lynching in Alabama and its ties to the evolution of Southern racial violence. Read full book review >

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FLOCK TOGETHER by B.J. Hollars
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"An insightful memoir on one man's quest to know living birds by examining those birds that have ceased to exist."
A new birder discovers a fascination with extinct birds. Read full book review >

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FROM THE MOUTHS OF DOGS by B.J. Hollars
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"An honest, heartwarming choice for animal lovers."
Hollars (Creative Writing/Univ. of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; Opening the Doors: The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Civil Rights in Tuscaloosa, 2013, etc.) examines what "humans stand to learn as a result of our close-knit lives with our pets."Read full book review >

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SIGHTINGS by B.J. Hollars
Released: March 21, 2013

"An imaginatively sculpted collection of absurdist concepts applied liberally to the equally preposterous notion of growing up."
Mischievous Native Americans, melancholy clowns and zealous history re-enactors are just a few of the strange and curious denizens of this debut short story collection. Read full book review >

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B.J.'S BILLION-DOLLAR BET by Julie Anne Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Entertaining light fare. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
From the author of The Stinky Sneakers Contest (1992), another Springboard Book featuring ordinary kids and their extraordinary mishaps. B.J.'s Mom has won the lottery but can't find the ticket. Read full book review >

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YIELD by B.J. Tiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2016

"An absorbing, heart-wrenching tale of love, belonging, and self-acceptance."
Tiernan (Standing on a Whale, 2014) blends historical anxieties with concerns universal to all of humanity in this literary romance.Read full book review >

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Lifethreat by B.J. Meehan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2016

"A skillfully rendered but overly ambitious medical thriller."
A mysterious disease is gradually sterilizing men, and a federal health worker struggles to find out why in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES by B.J. Novak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A riotously fresh take on breaking the fourth wall. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This book may not have pictures, but it's sure to inspire lots of conversations—and laughs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUSTICE AT CARDWELL RANCH by B.J. Daniels
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Die-hard Harlequin Intrigue and Daniels fans may like this book, but readers used to more even-keeled storytelling and heart-stopping turn-the-page mystery/suspense will likely be disappointed."
Estranged eldest son returns to his Montana hometown to make amends to his family and solve the mystery of his best friend's death 20 years ago. Read full book review >

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OLA’S WAKE by B.J. Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Comforting for children who have experienced the passing of a loved one. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Inspired by girlhood vacations in the Ozarks and by her own mother, Stone (Girl on the Bluff, not reviewed) has created a quiet novel about ten-year-old Josie and her single mother Ginny, who travel from their home in Texas to Missouri to attend the funeral of Josie's great-grandmother, Ola. Read full book review >