Search Results: "Candace J. Thomas"


BOOK REVIEW

VIVATERA by Candace J. Thomas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 13, 2013

"Tight pacing and sharp characterization keep this derivative, predictable tale moving."
In this first book of a high-fantasy series, Thomas (Conjectrix, 2012) takes readers on magic-fueled adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALICO AND TIN HORNS by Candace Christiansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Still, a valuable footnote to history, handsomely presented. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The most interesting thing about this book is the incident that inspired it: an 1844 Boston Tea Party-style rebellion of Hudson Valley farmers against landlords still dishonoring their predecessors' promise to sell land to Revolutionary War veterans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOME by Thomas Locker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Nevertheless, from the East Coast to the West, the book shows how individual feelings about nature and home have shaped the artistic efforts of writers. (map) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Lush and romantic paintings of a broad range of landscapes illustrate the poetry and prose of a dozen American authors and poets, whose homes ranged from the Hudson River Valley to the midwestern prairies and beyond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKY TREE by Thomas Locker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"This handsome effort is ideal for sharing. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
In a series of 14 luminous paintings, the creators of Calico and Tin Horns (1992) watch a single tree through a year of changing seasons, light, and weather. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACKFIELD PACKAGE by Thomas J. Dygard
FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Uneven, but a strong finisher. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Quarterback Joe Mitchell and his tightknit backfield are leading the Hillcrest High Panthers to a second straight championship season and have promised to go on to college together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"An authoritative, accessible, and lively study that may unsettle those who prefer to feel in firm control of their destiny."
A disturbing examination of the diverse and interacting factors that influence the human life span, plus a brief look at some attempts to alter the aging process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A well-researched, carefully reasoned account of the little- studied battle that made ultimate American victory in the Pacific inevitable."
In this compelling account, retired combat veteran Cutler (Strategy/US Naval Academy; Brown Water, Black Berets, 1988) offers balanced criticism and praise of the American performance in a critical WW II battle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIVER DANGER by Thomas J. Dygard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 1998

"The car thieves radiate enough menace to make Eric's peril real in this compelling story of bravery and family bonds. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A canoe trip for two brothers becomes a race for survival in this latest novel from Dygard (Running Wild, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 1998

"Vintage Moore—sharp, readable, persuasive."
The master at arousing controversy in the world of health and medicine (Health Failure, 1989; Lifespan, 1993; etc.) is at it again, this time with the word on why there's no such thing as a safe drug. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHAINSAW BALLET by Thomas J. Keevers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 19, 2007

"What stands out is the emphasis on sacrificial redemption dramatized by the figures of two ex-priests and Mike's dogged sense that 'this was real life, not some cheap detective story.'"
Sex, slavery and chainsaws in a Chicago more depraved than Al Capone's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 1991

"A splendid achievement. (Forty-three pages of photographs—not seen.)"
From Schlereth (American Studies/Notre Dame): a detailed, lively survey of the commonplace objects, events, experiences, products, and tastes that comprised America's Victorian culture, expressed its values, and shaped modern life. Read full book review >