Search Results: "B.J. Ward"


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JESMYN WARD
by Maya Payne Smart

National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has stared down truth and rendered it on the page with poignance and precision before. But for her third novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, Ward forged a fresh set of writing tools—historical research, multiple first-person points of view, and a touch of the supernatural—to grapple with the legacy wounds of American racism.  

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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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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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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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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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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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THE MARTINI EFFECT by B.J. Morison
Released: Nov. 11, 1992

"The prep-school experience filtered through an adult perspective, and a so-so mystery."
Another maddening tale by the author of Port and a Star Boarder (1984), etc. Again, the detective is Elizabeth Lamb Worthington, a 13-year-old know-it-all. Read full book review >

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UNFORGIVEN by B.J. Daniels
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"An interesting premise, told through a fitful plot, disjointed character transitions and a general lack of chemistry."
An unsolved murder tests bonds of love and family in Daniels' first HQN single title. 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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COLORS by Sarah Ward
by Sarah Ward, illustrated by Sarah Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"A nifty, hardworking introduction to the world of color. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
The colors of the rainbow are explored in this multisensory book. Read full book review >

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PELLY AND MR. HARRISON VISIT THE  MOON by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"All in all, a light, imaginative romp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The going-to-bed routine morphs into a fantastic adventure when Pelly notices an unusual fixture attached to her family's bathtub. Read full book review >