Search Results: "Brad Tyer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2013

"In lesser hands, such a story could be maudlin or gimmicky, but Tyer's evocative prose of quiet melancholy and gentle humor avoids such pitfalls."
Journalist Tyer deftly weaves memoir and reportage in a tale of the reclamation of a river and the failed reclamation of a father's love. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO WAS RAISED BY LIBRARIANS by Brad Sneed
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Kids should get a kick out of the geeky Melvin, his supportive clan of nurturing bibliophiles and his so-very-logical career choice. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A curious boy discovers the library is the best place to be and librarians are the best people to know in this lighthearted homage. Read full book review >

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AESOP’S FABLES by Brad Sneed
adapted by Brad Sneed, illustrated by Brad Sneed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Aesops abound, but few present the Lessons with such pervasive lightheartedness—and Sneed keeps any violence in the tales far-offstage. (Folktales. 6-8)"
A wordless rendition of "The Tortoise and the Hare" on covers, endpapers, and title spread surrounds 15 more retold fables, with morals appended. Read full book review >

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THUMBELINA by Brad Sneed
adapted by Brad Sneed, illustrated by Brad Sneed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Not perfect, but collections in need of more Anderson will welcome this. (Picture book. 4-9)"
In a new retelling of Anderson's tale of a tiny girl traded from frog to bug to rodent, adaptor and illustrator Sneed creates a lush, Lilliputian world of jewel-eyed insects and gargantuan flowers. Read full book review >

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RING OF FIRE  by Brad Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A page-turner that's enriched by the author's obvious familiarity with the intricacies of combating 21st-century terrorism."
An elite task force works frantically to prevent the next wave of terrorist attacks. Read full book review >

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HEROES FOR MY SON by Brad Meltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An earnest if jumbled effort to point out character-building values. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Fifty-two portraits of real-world heroes, from that "troublemaker" Abe Lincoln to Miep Gies, the "lawbreaker" who hid Anne Frank and her family. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE BALLS DROP by Brad Garrett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2015

"Garrett's celebrity status and comic take on the second half of life will draw readers in, but his occasionally hateful diatribes might put some of them off."
A clarion call to men pushing 50 from "an optimistic pessimist." Read full book review >

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DAYS OF RAGE by Brad Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"A fun, satisfying adventure."
A Pike Logan thriller filled with heart-thumping action and insane heroics. Read full book review >

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CROW'S LANDING by Brad Smith
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Fifteen routine but thoroughly pleasurable rounds of detection, action, double-crossing and highly competitive treasure-hunting."
A sunken treasure that upstate farmer/fisherman Virgil Cain accidentally hooks brings him nothing but harassment, fisticuffs and murder. Read full book review >

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RED MEANS RUN by Brad Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"The whodunit is both unguessable and not very interesting, but Smith (Busted Flush, 2005, etc.) makes the developing relationship between mutually wary Virgil and Claire well worth the price of admission."
A farmer accused of murder turns detective to save his skin, which is worth saving. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE FROM ZOBADAK by Brad Gallagher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Inventive worldbuilding, but way too much is left unexplained and unresolved. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Four children find their way into another world through a hidden doorway in a mysterious old piece of furniture. Read full book review >

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EYES OF THE INNOCENT by Brad Parks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A breezy, entertaining sequel to Parks' well-received debut (Faces of the Gone, 2009)."
Investigative reporter Carter Ross returns to chase the case of the vanished city councilor. After all, who says white men can't jump? Read full book review >