Search Results: "Daniel A. Pollen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"Eleven illustrations—not seen)."
High technology and human tragedy; luck and persistence; altruism and competition—they all come together in this absorbing tale of medical detection that spans decades and crosses continents. Read full book review >

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THE ANCILLARY'S MARK by Daniel A. Cohen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 4, 2010

"An entertaining page-turner, perfect for a young fantasy fan."
Indebted to classic fantasy novels, a sweet story of good's triumph over evil for young adult readers. Read full book review >

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THE KING OF LIGHTING FIXTURES by Daniel A. Olivas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Assured and perceptive, offering a view of another Southland from Chandler's and Didion's."
Vignettes of Latino life in Los Angeles, reminiscent of Michael Tolkin's The Player in its sardonic range. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN AND THE WORD by Daniel A. Olivas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2005

"A quiet look at prejudice, forgiveness and friendship. (Picture book. 6-8)"
When Benjamin defeats his friend James in a game at school, James calls him a name, the "word" of the title. Read full book review >

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THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR YOU by Daniel A.  Hoyt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"The events get lost in the telling. Though the book is full of piquant details, juicy language, and the totally believable chaos of characters living on the counterculture fringe, it is outpaced by the restless, relentless energy of its main character's voice."
Hoyt's debut novel (following a collection of stories, Then We Saw the Flames, 2009) is an unconventional whodunit in which who did it is not the point. Read full book review >

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Storykeeper by Daniel A. Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2012

"A vivid, slowly unfolding epic of disaster and survival in 16th-century America."
A novel delivers stark tales from storytellers who chronicle a vanished Arkansas tribe. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT CACTUS by Bella Pollen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Engagingly perky, with big themes—justice, immigration and lost children—surprisingly well served by the author's comic, quirky style."
British novelist Pollen (Hunting Unicorns, 2003) sets a love story in Arizona, near the Mexican border. Read full book review >

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The Monsterjunkies by Erik Daniel Shein
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: March 14, 2014

"A worthy, faithful companion to the prose novels."
A graphic novel adaptation of the Monsterjunkies YA adventure.Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF THE BEAR by Bella Pollen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"A sensitive and literate story told on several levels, all of them believable—if some of them improbable, too."
García Márquez meets le Carré meets—well, A.A. Milne at times, with hints of William Golding at others. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT BASEBALL CARD HUNT by Daniel A. Greenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Occasional b&w drawings feature young people with puzzled expressions. (Fiction. 9-11)"
The Lotus Pines Youth Baseball League is all abuzz: the outgoing commissioner has announced a treasure hunt with three rare baseball cards as the hidden prize. Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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