Search Results: "Brooks Landon"


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BUILDING GREAT SENTENCES by Brooks Landon
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 25, 2013

"Passionate and erudite, but with sharply focused appeal."
Veteran professor Landon (English/Univ. of Iowa; Understanding Thomas Berger, 2009, etc.) urges a return to the sentence theories and pedagogy of Francis Christensen, whose ideas about cumulative sentences held sway for about a decade 40 years ago. Read full book review >

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KEEPING IT HOT by Sydney Landon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"A romance that starts sweet but quickly sours because of an unpleasant hero."
A friends-to-lovers contemporary romance set in sunny and steamy Pensacola, Florida. Read full book review >

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SHAPESHIFTER’S QUEST by Dena Landon
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Landon gives no indication of a sequel to this beautifully written piece, though one would be welcome. (Fantasy. YA)"
Landon's debut is a strong, poignant fantasy about a shapeshifter on a quest to save her dying forest. Read full book review >

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COME AND TAKE IT by Landon Wallace
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A brisk, warmhearted adventure that takes readers on an exciting journey through American history."
The hunt is on for the legendary treasure of the Alamo in this debut historical mystery. Read full book review >

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WISHING FOR US  by Sydney Landon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A quick, satisfying read."
Lydia Cross wakes up the morning after her best friend's bachelorette party married to Jacob Hay, her very hot boss. When they return home from Vegas, he doesn't seem inclined to end things, but aside from sizzling chemistry, what could she possibly have in common with this near stranger? Read full book review >

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THE LIMIT by Kristen Landon
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Diverting entertainment with an original premise that's never wholly realized. (Thriller. 8-12)"
Fast paced and inventive, this dystopian thriller follows a math whiz who runs afoul of an intrusive government. Read full book review >

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ANGELS THREE: THE KAREN PERRY STORY by Landon J. Napoleon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 23, 2015

"An absorbing read that serves as a reminder to cherish every moment."
On the evening before Thanksgiving, an airplane shuttling Perry's ex-husband and three small children crashed into a mountainside, killing them instantly. This biography charts Perry's journey to, and eventually beyond, that "agonizing night." Read full book review >

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Burning Shield: The Jason Schechterle Story by Landon J. Napoleon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2014

"An underdog tale replete with legal battles, gruesome surgeries and a few too many superlatives."
A maimed cop fights to regain his life in this inspiring true story. Read full book review >

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ZIGZAG by Landon J. Napoleon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"An unaffected, moving, and astonishing insight into the heart of a troubled, silent genius."
A remarkable debut portraying the inner life of a disturbed ghetto teenager as he attempts to grow up in the frightening world he's inherited. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM CLARK AND THE SHAPING OF THE WEST by Landon Y. Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2004

"A readable, welcome contribution in this bicentennial of the Corps of Discovery's transcontinental journey."
A well-considered life of Capt. William Clark, reluctant hero of the early frontier. Read full book review >

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VIVALDI by H.C. Robbins Landon
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"No fluff—just the facts and an invitation to explore the music. (Thirty illustrations)"
Short in length but long on scholarship, a ``life and works'' of the 18th-century Venetian master that belongs on the shelf of every serious music student. Read full book review >