Search Results: "B.J. Ward"


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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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FARMER GEORGE AND THE NEW PIGLET by Nick Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Pure homespun fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ward's bucolic Galahad, Farmer George, makes a triumphant return, this time rescuing a swine in distress. Read full book review >