Search Results: "Damien Echols"


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LIFE AFTER DEATH by Damien Echols
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Essential reading for anyone interested in justice or memoir."
Exceptional memoir by the most famous of the West Memphis Three. Read full book review >

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YOURS FOR ETERNITY by Damien Echols
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 17, 2014

"Reconstructed from thousands of letters the pair exchanged over 16 years, this tender and unusual narrative offers a rare, courageously intimate view of a love that should never have survived and yet did."
A former prison inmate and his wife share the personal letters they exchanged during his incarceration, offering insight into their remarkable, if slightly obsessive relationship. Read full book review >

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MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED by Jennifer Echols
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Still, Echols writes surely enough that romance fans will enjoy it. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A road map for the rest of her life suddenly doesn't seem so appealing for Kaye when she realizes class clown Sawyer might not be joking with her. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2010

"A well-researched, culturally sensitive time capsule."
Through the lens of the music and its ethos, a former DJ examines what made the folly of the disco years so indelible. Read full book review >

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BIGGEST FLIRTS by Jennifer Echols
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 20, 2014

"Teen romance fans on the hunt for a flirty fix will find plenty to enjoy in this sexy, fun beach read. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Tia Cruz doesn't live by a lot of rules. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"What's lacking here is Joplin's music: while Echols's is a convincing psychological and sociological portrait, we come away with little sense of the substance or quality of her records. (40 b&w photos, not seen)"
A smart, sober reappraisal of Janis Joplin's whirlwind life and the hippie moment. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A lively and informative treatment in which one man's rise and fall opens a window onto a long-overlooked historical landscape in all its finely drawn detail."
How discovering the truth about her banker grandfather enabled the author to unlock much that has been forgotten about the Great Depression era. Read full book review >

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PERFECT COUPLE by Jennifer Echols
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"It adds up to fairly typical adolescent angst with a bit of insight on top. (Romance. 12-16)"
Harper, the official yearbook photographer, has a boyfriend but secretly crushes on Brody, the drop-dead-handsome football star. What happens when a silly student poll teams them up as the "Perfect Couple That Never Was"? Read full book review >

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GOING TOO FAR by Jennifer Echols
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2009

"Staying firmly within the boundaries of her genre, the author offers most fans exactly what they want, but other readers may wish she tried harder. (Fiction. YA)"
A teen seeking to escape becomes entangled. Read full book review >

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GODPLAYERS by Damien Broderick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 3, 2005

Multiple-universe jaunt from the author of Transcension (2001), etc. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MASTERS by Damien Wilkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"Rich with shading and detail, but too loosely organized for its own good: a crowded canvas that badly wants some focal point."
A meandering account of life among disaffected expatriates that ultimately overstays its visa: a second novel from New Zealander Wilkins (The Miserables, 1993) All the usual confusions that plague young people are prominent among Wilkins's brood, none of whom seems much more adult than the children who have somehow fallen into their care. Read full book review >