Search Results: "Darren Dochuk"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 13, 2010

"Well-written and -documented, a supremely helpful guide in sorting out how we arrived at that odd state of affairs."
A lucid history of how California, land of fruits and nuts and be-here-nowness, became a bastion of fundamentalist reaction. The manuscript won the 2006 Allan Nevins Prize from the Society of American Historians. Read full book review >

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MUNRO VS. THE COYOTE by Darren Groth
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Characters that will steal readers' hearts with their humor and resilience, smooth writing, and a satisfying and hopeful ending make this a book to enjoy both emotionally and critically. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Groth, a former special education teacher, introduces readers to a sympathetic main character who is trying to move through trauma and to a sparkling supporting cast that gives voice to disability. Read full book review >

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THANK YOU, OCTOPUS by Darren Farrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2014

"A terrific read-aloud; each repeat visit will ensure gleeful participation, as readers practice both tone and volume. A maritime—and bedtime—delight. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When a well-meaning octopus helps his buddy to bed, silliness ensues. Read full book review >

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STOP FOLLOWING ME, MOON! by Darren Farrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"Bear's hilarious adventure begs for multiple readings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bear happily gathers mouthwatering foods from a park's visitors until he realizes the moon wants his feast. Read full book review >

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YOGA AND THE PATH OF THE URBAN MYSTIC by Darren Main
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 2007

"Erudite, lucid and enlightening."
Main's accessible volume is an exemplary introduction to the thought, theory and texture of modern-day yoga. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU SEEING ME? by Darren Groth
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"There's a warm family story amid the didacticism, but the sense that autism must be constantly explained and justified to outsiders is discomfiting. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Australian twins Perry, who has a brain condition, and Justine, who is his full-time caregiver, travel together to Vancouver. Read full book review >

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SUNBURN by Darren Dash
Released: April 13, 2015

"A sometimes-engaging horror story with a familiar, predictable conclusion."
Three 20-somethings' holiday in Bulgaria becomes a vacation from hell in Dash's (The Evil and the Pure, 2014) horror novel. Read full book review >

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HELL'S HORIZON by Darren Shan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 2011

"Chilly, grim and confusing, with not a sympathetic character in sight: Shan fans only need apply."
Second installment in Shan's fantasy urban noir series (Procession of the Dead, 2010) set in an unnamed city ruled by fearsome gangster The Cardinal. Read full book review >

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PROCESSION OF THE DEAD by Darren Shan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2010

"Graphic, inventive, yet heartless in every sense; presumably, however, fans who grew up with Shan will stick around for the upcoming installments."
Gangster fantasy—call it thugpunk—with a curious history: The book, a revised version of Ayuamarca: Procession of the Dead (1999), resurfaced in the U.K. in 2008 as the first of a trilogy; Shan himself is better known as the popular author of gruesome YA fantasies (Dark Calling, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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VAMPIRE MOUNTAIN by Darren Shan
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Utter dreck; even the most devoted fans of the series will feel cheated. (Fiction. 11+)"
Angels and ministers of grace defend us! Read full book review >

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ZACH APOLOGIZES by William  Mulcahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"While not many kids are likely to ask for repeated readings, still this new series is a useful tool for teaching valuable skills. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Counselor and psychotherapist Mulcahy makes his children's-book debut with the Zach Rules series, designed to give kids some coping tools for working through everyday problems. Read full book review >

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DOUG-DENNIS AND THE FLYAWAY FIB by Darren Farrell
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A promising first book; here's hoping his second is just as funny. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sheep Doug-Dennis and elephant Ben-Bobby are great friends, the type of buddies who go to the circus when bored. Read full book review >