Search Results: "Bryan Devore"


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The Paris Protection by Bryan Devore
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Occasionally meanders but stuffed with explosive thrills."
In his third thriller, Devore (The Price of Innocence, 2013, etc.) plunges readers into the tense and tactical world of Secret Service agents pushed to their limits when the president's life is threatened on foreign soil.Read full book review >

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THE PRICE OF INNOCENCE by Bryan Devore
Released: April 15, 2013

"An enticing plotline, lifelike characters, high octane prose and penetrating visualizations combine to create a compelling, hair-raising story that may not be as far from reality as readers may think."
Under the pretense of writing his dissertation, fearless graduate student Ian Lawrence finds himself at the center of Germany's most savage organized crime syndicate in Devore's debut thriller. Read full book review >

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THE ASPEN ACCOUNT by Bryan Devore
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Devore displays a sure hand in a tight, eminently readable thriller certain to draw a substantial following."
With taut suspense, Devore's debut features an accountant turned crime solver. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BREAK A BOY by Laurie Devore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Confusing, directionless, and unremarkable. (Fiction. 15-17)"
If the Heathers had had smartphones. Read full book review >

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LET IT SHINE by Ashley  Bryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Incorporated into these final spreads with the music are concluding illustrations for every song, each focusing on a shining source of light. (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
An extra-large trim size, a vibrant palette and Bryan's glorious cut-paper collage illustrations add up to a marvelous interpretation of three traditional African-American spirituals: "This Little Light of Mine," "Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In" and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." Read full book review >

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ALL NIGHT, ALL DAY by Ashley  Bryan
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 30, 1991

"Note on the spirituals. (Nonfiction. 4+)"
Twenty splendid examples of spirituals are provided with simple arrangements by David Manning Thomas (guitar chords also included). Read full book review >

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WAKE OF DECEPTION by Sasha DeVore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2016

"A vivid dystopian tale with a truly apocalyptic twist."
In this YA sci-fi debut, a teen searches for his place in a world ravaged by war and run by otherworldly beings. Read full book review >

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WINNER TAKE ALL by Laurie Devore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"An unrelenting, incisive look at one young woman's highly pressurized world. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Competition drives a young woman who falls into an intense relationship with her nemesis at their moneyed private school. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT HAS EARS by Ashley  Bryan
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

Every country boasts its own proverbs, but unless US children study a foreign language or live in a bilingual family, their exposure to these pithy sayings can be limited. Read full book review >

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NO PARKING AT THE END TIMES by Bryan Bliss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Thoughtful readers may take interest in Abigail's self-discoveries. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Even though the end of the world didn't happen, it still feels like it to Abigail. Read full book review >

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ETERNITY’S EDGE by Bryan Davis
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Not for everyone, but a good choice for thoughtful readers with a taste for the Baroque. (Christian fantasy. YA)"
The second in this religious fantasy series offers an inventive premise and evocative imagery but a surrealistically convoluted plot. Read full book review >

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WALK TOGETHER CHILDREN by Ashley  Bryan
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Sept. 10, 1974

"In all, this is not quite the ideal format for a 'first book of spirituals,' but Bryan's illustrations have an emotional toughness not usually found in work for children — one which refutes, albeit not very subtly, the misconceived notion that spirituals are either submissive or sentimental."
Stark sobriety of mood and fluid overall design meet in Ashley Bryan's black and white prints which feature African people and motifs, often mixed with biblical subjects. Read full book review >