Search Results: "D. Valencia"


BOOK REVIEW

Beyond Compulsion by D. Valencia
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 25, 2013

"A taut, accomplished novel about two lost souls finding—and destroying—each other."
In Valencia's well-orchestrated erotic thriller, a sexual predator seduces the stepdaughter of a wealthy businessman and sets out to ruin her life. Read full book review >

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LORD OF CALIFORNIA by Andrew Valencia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Vaguely dystopian though ultimately life-affirming, Valencia's novel is an engaging examination of family dynamics and the importance of the legacy of land."
A novel of intricate family relationships and inheritances set in a future in which California is an independent republic following the "disbandment" of the United States. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 1991

"A tract that may be useful for those desperate to believe in miracles; calmer students of the Perennial Philosophy will bypass this gaudy shrine to the ego."
A woman's ``quest'' story, so larded with popular-press mysto effects and parlor tricks as to beggar all credulity. Read full book review >

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DON'T SAY A WORD, MAMÁ / NO DIGAS NADA, MAMÁ by Joe Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"This book overflows with affection—and you can never have too much of that. (Bilingual picture book. 4-7)"
Mamá has always been proud of her loving daughters, even when they've grown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Young readers will enjoy its structure, numbers and playful dreams, while more sophisticated readers—and even adults—will find reasons to return to it again and again. (Picture book. 5-8)"
One cloudless summer, 78-year-old Octavio Rivera's afternoon naps lead to a series of fantastical dreams. Read full book review >

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TIFFANY D. JACKSON
by Alex Heimbach

What happens when a child is charged with murder? Well, it depends. Salacious procedural episodes aside, these cases are so rare that there’s little precedent for how to proceed. When Tiffany D. Jackson came across one such story, of a 10-year-old girl in Maine charged with manslaughter for allegedly shoving pills down the throat of an infant her mother was ...


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FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE
by Leila Roy

It took the state six long years to realize I wasn’t a threat to society before they ripped me out of baby jail and put me with Ms. Stein. From one prison to another, that’s all it was. Understand, there’s a big difference between baby jail and juvie, where the rest of the girls in the house come from. Juvie ...
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BOOK REVIEW

CAKE by D
by D
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"How much of a reading audience there is for this inner-city Weltanschauung is the question."
A novel from D (Got, 2007) about drugs, not baking, set in Atlanta and Brooklyn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Life and Times of Wilberforce Jones by D. Throop
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2011

"A winsome tale that puts its quirky, rural characters on full display."
Throop's (Lizard Quest, 2011) second novel delves into the life of the eccentric title character and his equally curious friends and neighbors in a small country town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALK-ON by D. Mikels
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Freaky Friday meets The Natural meets a collegiate Any Given Sunday."
After a slow start, Mikels' fantasy tale settles into a mostly satisfying read. Read full book review >

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KAYLA AND KUGEL by Ann D. Koffsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2015

"This upbeat explication should prove both entertaining and instructive. (Picture book/religion. 2-4)"
Kayla sets the table for Shabbat while she manages to avert numerous mishaps caused by her overeager assistant, the mischievous puppy Kugel. Read full book review >