Search Results: "B.J. Novak"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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ONE MORE THING by B.J. Novak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Novak creates a spectrum of work from the mediocre to the deliciously tongue-in-cheek. If you don't like something, just wait—a new piece is usually only a page or two away."
A debut collection of stories, ranging from two or three sentences to 18 or so pages, from Novak, best known for his work on The Office. Read full book review >

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A WISH FOR YOU by Matt Novak
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"A sweetly packaged view that a family of three beats two! (Picture book. 1-5)"
In this lighthearted chronicle of the making of a family, text and art deliver an affirmative message. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"This is not the serious work we have come to expect from Novak. (Author tour)"
Glimpses of a fruitful discussion can be found here, despite the effort to hide them behind erudite claptrap. Read full book review >

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MOSQUITOES CAN'T BITE NINJAS by Jordan P. Novak
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Pass. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A mosquito doesn't stand a chance against a ninja. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOCIAL MEDIA IS BULLSHIT by B.J. Mendelson
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"This small book packs a welcome, refreshing punch."
Mendelson dethrones the ubiquitous myths spewed by influence peddlers claiming special insight into how individuals and small-business owners can profit using social media. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >