Search Results: "Damian Lawrence"


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THE SACRED CITY by Damian Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2011

"Blending grand-scale storytelling with deeply provocative social and spiritual themes, Lawrence could very well be the next coming of Harry Turtledove."
The second installment of Lawrence's Guardians series—following his debut novel The Guardians of Time (2011)—is equal parts epic science-fiction, time-travel adventure, historical-fiction drama and apocalyptic thriller. Read full book review >

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THE GUARDIANS OF TIME by Damian Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2011

"Lawrence does a masterful job of drawing readers into his fully realized, morally complex vision of the future."
Lawrence's debut balances adventure, mystery, science, religion and morality. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Mogavero provides a surfeit of palate-cleansing insight."
A book that not only goes behind the scene and through the kitchen, but into the metrics that distinguish a thriving restaurant from a floundering one. Read full book review >

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FALLING THROUGH CLOUDS by Damian Fowler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"A sensitive portrayal of a family tragedy needlessly escalated by the insensitive bureaucracy of insurance companies."
The story of the plane crash that tragically broke apart one family and set up some disturbingly complex insurance and liability issues. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"More theoretical than practical but vital for educators and particularly valuable for those entering the profession."
A debut book elaborates on the fundamental ideas at play in the growing field of multicultural education, specifically at the college level. Read full book review >

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THE MOMENT OF TRUTH by Damian McNicholl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"The subject matter is certainly important and the setting fresh, but the overall presentation is lackluster."
A young woman in 1950s America tries to pursue her dream. Read full book review >

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WHEN A MONKEY SPEAKS by Damian Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"A haunting gathering of tales that show men and women at war with each other and with the land surrounding them."
In this evocative collection of stories, the wildness of the Australian bush country mirrors the harsh terrain of the human psyche. Read full book review >

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THIS ONE THING by Damian Maher
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A respectable first novel with a solid balance of drama, sex, and romance."
In this debut novel, an inquisitive, determined lad comes of age and explores his sexuality in Yugoslavia during the 1980s. Read full book review >

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Tuesday's Child by Damian Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A novel that methodically works its way to the end, ensuring a well-whetted appetite for mystery."
An Oregon lawyer learns that he has a 5-year-old daughter but soon finds himself a murder suspect when the girl's mother turns up dead in Smith's debut thriller. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The only thing to complain about with this illuminating book is that it isn't long enough to irrefutably knock down each of the baseless ideas the author discusses."
We are drowning in a sea of lies and fakery, aided and abetted by the Internet culture's anything-goes mentality, warns Thompson (Waiting for Antichrist, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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MAGGIE & ME by Damian Barr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"While it should be heartbreaking, Barr tells a wonderful story, demonstrating the remarkable resilience of a child not only surviving, but succeeding in such a grand way."
Memoir of the difficulties of growing up poor and gay in Margaret Thatcher's Scotland. Read full book review >