Search Results: "Cherokee Paul McDonald"


BOOK REVIEW

SUMMER'S REASON by Cherokee Paul McDonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 1994

"A cops-and-robbers thriller so chockablock with subplots, walk-ons, and unfocused revulsion that it reads like an unedited brainstorming session for a whole season of Miami Vice."
Another barely fictional account (``the criminal activities portrayed are happening in real life, today'') of malfeasance in the Sunshine State, courtesy of police chronicler McDonald (the nonfictional Under Contract: A Cop Hired to Kill, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 1991

"Wallop upon wallop."
Extremely tough, overwrought memoir of ten years on the beat by a former cop turned novelist (the paperback The Patch, Gulf Stream). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 1992

The unnerving tale of Al Smith, a Fort Lauderdale police detective who went undercover as a hit man for hire, as told by crime writer McDonald (Blue Truth, 1991). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 2010

"Not necessarily for general readers, but the author provides valuable insight into Constantine's era."
Scholar Stephenson (History/Univ. of Durham; Byzantium's Balkan Frontier: A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204, 2000, etc.) offers a stately though academic biography of the first Roman emperor who converted to Christianity, with a heavy emphasis on the archaeological record. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REPTILES ARE MY LIFE by Megan McDonald
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"The children do impart snippets of fact about the creatures to which they're devoted, but the brio and good humor of Insects Are My Life (1995) is missing from this follow-up. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Non-stereotypical hobbies and sprightly writing keep this routine tale of a friendship's collapse and regrouping afloat—but barely. Read full book review >

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INSECTS ARE MY LIFE by Megan McDonald
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"Predictable, but gratifying. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A perky tale of a girl, Amanda Frankenstein (yes, Frankenstein) who persists in an unpopular fascination with bugs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Rosa by Cherokee Randolph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Slow-paced but perceptive."
A young girl learns important lessons about family and friendship in debut author Randolph's (What Happened to Tasha Blue?, 2013, etc.) coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

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TIMESLIDER by Cherokee Stein Ross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2012

"Cat lovers and vampire junkies will find a special kinship with this genre-bending novel—but other readers may also find themselves eager for the next installment."
A uniquely gifted cat at a Southern women's college tells the story of her vampire companion's struggle in Stein Ross' debut supernatural novel. Read full book review >

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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SP4RX by Wren McDonald
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"A pulls-no-punches techno-thriller; think Mr. Robot meets The Stepford Wives. (Graphic science fiction. 15 & up)"
In a gritty future, hackers must fight an evil corporation trying to turn humans into mechanically altered zombies. Read full book review >