Search Results: "Basil Mahon"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2014

"A lively account of the men and their times and a brilliant exposition of the scientific circumstances and significance of their work."
Forbes (Imitation of Life: How Biology Is Inspiring Computing, 2004, etc.) and Mahon (Oliver Heaviside: Maverick Mastermind of Electricity, 2009, etc.) offer a compelling new interpretation of the seminal importance of the discoveries of Michael Faraday (1791-1861) and James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879). Read full book review >

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A Life of Make Believe by John Mahon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2014

"Thoughtful and entertaining, an engaging example of determination both on screen and in real life."
A memoir from a physically disabled actor who navigated the rough-and-tumble world of showbiz. Read full book review >

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AN OMINOUS DEATH by Annette Mahon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 20, 2006

"Quilting fans may enjoy Mahon's down-to-earth characters and their subdued adventures. The crafts-impaired are more likely to find a quilt to snooze under."
An angel of death may be at work in a Scottsdale nursing home, but there may be a more personal reason for murder. Read full book review >

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JUST ONE TEAR by K.L. Mahon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Possibly all these things happened to Mahon's real friend; in any case, other young people are sure to recognize her well-realized character's complicated emotions as genuine. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Responding empathetically to a friend's traumatic loss of his father, a 14-year-old Australian girl has recreated his experience as a novel in the form of a diary. Read full book review >

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THE ISLAND by Patricia Mahon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2016

"Sweetly earnest utopian metafiction larded with extended quotations from the sages you read in high school."
In a world in which "we're actually so connected, we're disconnected," how do you bring people together again and, incidentally, salvage the collective imagination of the age? Debut novelist Mahon is glad you asked. Read full book review >

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THE THIRTEENTH KNIGHT by Basil Jay
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"An earnest fantasy story and a passable stand-in for the classic tales it emulates."
Basil (65 Days to Delhi, 2012) delivers a tale of courageous medieval knights on a quest to fulfill a prophecy. Read full book review >

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ST. ROSE GOES HAWAIIAN by Annette Mahon
Released: July 18, 2012

"Slow-paced, easy to solve and best read as a travel guide to Hawaii."
The women of the St. Rose Quilting Bee (An Ominous Death, 2006, etc.) are on their dream trip to Hawaii when murder rears its ugly head. Read full book review >

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SLAY BELLS by Annette Mahon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2015

"Mahon (Bright Hopes, 2014, etc.) provides a trickier ending for the ladies of St. Rose but is still interminably slow in getting to it."
Murder may mar a merry Christmas. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Davidson has his biases, and they show—but so, too, do his great affection and goodwill for a continent too often maligned or ignored."
A mixed bag of 20 essays and lectures (most reprinted from The New Statesman and other journals) by Africa-expert Davidson (The Black Man's Burden, 1992, etc.), selected by the author in commemoration of his 80th birthday. Read full book review >

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HENRY FIRST by Basil Lawrence
Released: June 1, 2014

"Satirical look at the restaurant industry and those who feed and are fed by it, with witty conversations and an intriguing man in the kitchen."
A restaurateur takes desperate measures in Lawrence's delectably dark debut novel. Read full book review >