Search Results: "Dan Kemp"


BOOK REVIEW

A Yooper’s Summer on Isle Royale by Dan Kemp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2013

"A lighthearted novel that makes for a fine summertime diversion."
Michigan native Kemp offers a hilarious personal story of a madcap summer—disguised as fiction to protect the not-so-innocent. Read full book review >

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DAN CHAON
by Stephanie Buschardt

When bestselling author Dan Chaon heard about a conspiracy at his sister’s university linking a string of drowning deaths to a serial killer, he scribbled it down in his notebook and let it simmer—for 10 years. “I kept trying to figure out a way to go back to it,” says Chaon. “And then eventually that image of [a] kid ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HUMPTY DUMPTY by Moira Kemp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Readers will linger over each tableau on the page as if it were a landscape. (Pop-up. 2-4)"
Humpty Dumpty ($12.99; Oct. 1996; 10 pp.; 0-525-67540-X): Here's one version of this verse where the egg hero doesn't end up scrambled! Read full book review >

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RHINOS DON'T EAT PANCAKES by Anna Kemp
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Amusing and whimsical. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A purple rhino moves in and the adults are oblivious. What's a kid to do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2017

"An honest, revealing glimpse of the dangers inherent in acting on good intentions based on ignorance."
A U.S. Marine recounts his experiences in combat leading the first Iraqi Army battalion trained by the American military. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2010

"Clear chapter organization and a thorough index make this a useful tool regardless of a reader's level of commitment to healthy living."
Kemp offers a practical guide to healthy living, drawn from the author's life as well as advice from nutritional and medical experts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1997

"Bargain-barrel culture for those who measure their attention span in sound bites."
With little more of a unifying theme than the notion that we need these heroines now more than ever, this superficial salute to American women feels less like an anthology than a garage sale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Kemp's grace and insight into a complex cultural scenario forms a combination that's hard to beat."
When cultural suppression transforms into cultural embrace, with music the vehicle, it's a beautiful thing, and music critic Kemp drives home the impact on Southern music in turning an entire nation's head. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TELL ME A STORY, DADDY by Moira Kemp
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"A captivating demonstration of low-tech interactive storytelling. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A bedtime story takes some dramatic turns, but thanks to some quick parental thinking, ends as it should in this cozy daddy-daughter exchange. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLACK PHOENIX by Allan Kemp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 2013

"An exquisitely detailed, fantastic realm of wizards, witches, vampires and werecreatures that's begging for a series."
Kemp's debut fantasy-thriller takes place in a world ruled by supernatural beings threatened by a looming horde of lost souls in the heart of Atlanta. Read full book review >