Search Results: "D. J. Knedgen"


BOOK REVIEW

The Chimera Collusion by D. J. Knedgen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2013

"An intriguing ride through the bumpy landscape of U.S. politics, with a healthy dose of deception and corruption."
An action-packed political thriller that rotates between multiple characters and their dark, dangerous worlds. Read full book review >

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JUST A LITTLE MIRACLE by D. J. Irwin
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 7, 2013

"A familiar boy-meets-girl romance with a trouble-free storyline that may find many fans."
A traditional, uplifting debut romance novel about a widow who finds love again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEVER RUN by J. D. Proffitt
Released: Oct. 11, 2013

"An average story on an impressive canvas."
Proffitt (Manchester Bluff, 2011) highlights forgotten aspects of local and national history in his second competent work of Civil War-era fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Blood of Europa by J D Shunk
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 7, 2011

"A fast-paced tale, but one that merely recycles elements from sci-fi's past."
In Shunk's debut sci-fi novel, two young men travel hundreds of years into the future and must fight an all-powerful government to return to their own time. Read full book review >

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THE ARCHITECT WHO COULDN'T SING by J. D.  Alt
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"A crusading novel that blends architectural elements with the beauty of nature to evoke the benefits of sustainable development."
A young man receives a mysterious letter and map from the father he once thought dead in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF THE RABBIT HOLE AND INTO LIFE by J. D. Bankfarm
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"A middle-aged, male Bridget Jones survives cancer and seeks his soul mate."
In Bankfarm's memoir, he describes his life as a newly divorced banker who entered the world of online dating and was diagnosed with melanoma and successfully survived both ordeals. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 1996

"Probably too little too late, but read it for the stimulating early and ending chapters, which argue convincingly that the tumultuous eras marking the decades from 20 to 50 are part of a struggle to maturity that men and women share. (First printing of 30,000)"
Interpretations of women's life histories support the hypothesis that the road through adulthood is a series of developmental construction zones, relieved only rarely by a measured mile of achievement-related superhighway. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2015

"Opportunistic, to be sure, but the authors provide plenty to revel in if you haven't been keeping up with 10 years of freaky blog posts."
The Freakonomics guys return with another kooky and counterintuitive compilation of economic analysis that might appear wildly offbeat but just might be surprisingly spot-on.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 16, 2009

"A simple, straightforward book that may help some but will seem obvious to most."
This book of simple, straightforward job tips intends to help young professionals succeed, though experienced workers may find a few items that help them continue to achieve. Read full book review >