Search Results: "D. J. Ward"


BOOK REVIEW

J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

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WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR TRASH? by D. J.  Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"This latest entry in the venerable Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series lays some groundwork for promoting responsible use of resources. Save the strident and scarier appeals for later. (website list, composting instructions) (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
This low-pressure look at public-waste disposal and small-scale recycling avoids controversy in favor of consciousness-raising. Read full book review >

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Released: April 22, 1992

"Superficial, then, but, for fans of medical drama, still a roller-coaster ride with plenty of peaks and plunges."
Stanley, a free-lance journalist from Portland, Oregon, chronicles her three-week sojourn as a fly on the wall in the labor-and-delivery unit of Oregon Health Services Univ. Read full book review >

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NINTH WARD by Jewell Parker Rhodes
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2010

"A good title for discussion when balanced with historical accounts of Katrina and her aftermath. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Born with a caul, 12-year-old Lanesha can see and sometimes communicate with spirits, and her guardian, former midwife Mama Ya-Ya, has dreams and visions that foretell the future. Read full book review >

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THE WARD by Jordana Frankel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"The checklist of what makes commercial teen dystopias may be complete here, but the clumsy writing and nonexistent worldbuilding prevent this subpar clone from making a splash. (Dystopian romance. 12-16)"
A society built atop a catastrophe-stricken United States of America, a feisty heroine torn between guys, an evil government—stop us if you've read this already. Read full book review >

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ISOLATION WARD by Joshua Spanogle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 28, 2006

"Readers of this engrossing and intellectually wrought first novel will happily await Spanogle's next."
A renegade virus strikes Baltimore and challenges the ethics of the medical community in med-student Spanogle's tightly woven debut thriller. Read full book review >

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VIOLENT WARD by Len Deighton
Released: July 28, 1993

"Like sugarcoating on a pill, Mickey's lively patter makes the contorted, lumpy storyline easier to swallow—but this kind of bumptious California thriller really isn't Deighton's bag. (First printing of 125,000)"
What's a veteran cold war novelist to do when there's no more cold war? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEMIMA J by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2000

"Slightly unpredictable story development saves this from exactly duplicating the vast mound of similar feel-good modern fairy tales for women, but it lives in the same neighborhood."
An overweight woman turns from ugly duckling to swan in British novelist Green's American debut: a tale that offers plenty of engaging plot twists but not much substance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J. EDEN by Kit Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1996

"Terrific takes on time's rush, with a touch of that personal enlightenment offered to a certain generation of moviegoers by The Big Chill—but less glib."
Reedian thoughts about life, marriage, middle age, and children when three couples, their kids, and a close friend spend the summer lumped together in a New England farmhouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DR. J by Karl Taro Greenfeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A good enough treatment of the phenomenon called 'Dr. J' and an especially thoughtful account of the man, Julius Erving."
The NBA's most transformative player submits an unusually revealing autobiography. Read full book review >

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J. P. by John Mooers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2013

"A history buff's guilty pleasure, offering a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of a man whose impact on society lasts to this day."
A historical novel that paints an intimate portrait of J.P. Morgan, U.S. banker, financier and philanthropist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GENERATION J by Lisa Schiffman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Schiffman's challenge will be to sustain her winsome, ironical tone as (and if) she enters more deeply into Jewish community. (Author tour)"
With a blessedly light touch, Schiffman, formerly an editor with the San Francisco Review of Books and until recently a nonobservant Jew, relates her beginner's quest for a Judaism she can genuinely practice and believe. Read full book review >