Search Results: "Cheryl Denton"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 19, 2011

"For readers willing to look past hackneyed prose and a few inconclusive plot points, there's an intriguing murder mystery accompanied by a journey of self-discovery."
A psychologically traumatized woman must decipher her violent flashbacks to stop a killer—and to understand her past—in Denton's debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE DENTON MARE by Duane DeMello
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2008

"One of the Old West's most beloved mustachioed villains rides again in this fictional account, perpetuating the memory of a fascinatingly complex figure."
An intriguing historical novel based on the life of Texas outlaw Sam Bass. Read full book review >

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DENTON LITTLE'S DEATHDATE by Lance Rubin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 14, 2015

" The planned companion novel might provide some of the answers missing here, and those who have been charmed by the winsome characters will look forward to it. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A young man lives out his last hours in this comedic novel set at a time in the near future in which people grow up knowing when they will die. Read full book review >

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DENTON LITTLE'S STILL NOT DEAD by Lance Rubin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A sequel that neatly wraps up this funny and original story. (Fiction. 14-18)"
This follow-up to 2015's Denton Little's Deathdate continues the comedic saga of a high school senior who lives in a world in which the government is able to divine at birth when each person will die. Read full book review >

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WOMBAT & FOX by Terry Denton
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Fans of Dav Pilkey who are ready for something different will chuckle at the wild antics of this jolly band of animal friends. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
This Australian buddy book featuring the titular Wombat and Fox as well as Croc, millionaire Bandicoot, the Hippo Sisters and the naughty, naughty Five Monkeys is sure to please new readers with a wacky sense of humor. Read full book review >

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LUNATICS by Bradley Denton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Light, eccentric, thoughtful, and endearing: Planet Denton's a weird place but well worth a visit."
Another oddball fantasy from the author of Blackburn (1993), etc.; this time, thirtysomething cuddles up with Moonstruck to revamp The Little Mermaid. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Demonstrates how political popularity has a bitter, resentful relative who acts as if elections are valid only when his side wins—and who sometimes packs heat."
Investigative journalist Denton (Pink Lady: The Many Lives of Helen Gahagan Douglas, 2009, etc.) follows critical moments in the career of four-term president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who, demonized by far left and far right, escaped an assassin's bullet and a bizarre coup plot. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"Eye-opening, entertaining portrait of a fascinating proto-feminist."
A welcome biography of the Broadway star turned California Democratic Congresswoman. Read full book review >

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ONE DAY CLOSER TO DEATH by Bradley Denton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Denton's novels."
A debut collection from Denton, the author of several astonishing novels (Lunatics, 1996, etc.), comprises eight substantial if largely unclassifiable tales, seven dating from 198694, plus one original—a sort of sequel to Denton's 1993 novel, Blackburn. Read full book review >

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BUDDY HOLLY IS ALIVE AND WELL ON GANYMEDE by Bradley Denton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

"The plot doesn't add up, or even make much sense: the parts of this gloriously mad, serious- hearted outing from an exceptionally promising new talent, are greater than the whole."
From the most disparate elements imaginable, Denton fashions an illogical, uproarious, yet ultimately memorable hardcover debut whose narrator, video salesman Oliver Vale, finds all the channels on his TV preempted by a live broadcast of long-dead legendary rocker Buddy Holly. Read full book review >

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FRANKLIN & ELEANOR by Cheryl Harness
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"The story of Franklin and Eleanor is a story of overcoming," Harness writes, and in developing that theme, she pays heartfelt tribute to two lives united by a dedication to service. Read full book review >

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MARK TWAIN AND THE QUEENS OF THE MISSISSIPPI by Cheryl Harness
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"This is a pleasantly accessible and remarkably comprehensive introduction to an American writer; start children with this volume before handing them Kathryn Lasky's A Brilliant Streak (p. 497) or Alice Rose and Sam (p. 341). (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
The history of Old Muddy and the role the river played in the life of Samuel Clemens make for an intriguing journey through the past in this biography. Read full book review >