Search Results: "Dave Shelton"


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THIRTEEN CHAIRS by Dave Shelton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"An enjoyable collection of ghost stories, perfect for reading by flashlight. (Short stories. 9-13)"
Summoning the courage to open a creaky door inside a spooky old house, Jack finds himself in a candlelit room with 12 strangers sitting around a table. Read full book review >

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A BOY AND A BEAR IN A BOAT by Dave Shelton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"Diverting but unanchored, this is training wheels for Waiting for Godot. (Fable. 8-12)"
This ocean adventure reads fast and clever but remains what it says on the jacket. Without backstory, identities or context to moor the boy or the bear to the rest of the world, off floats the story on its own. Read full book review >

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DREAMWORLDS OF ALABAMA by Allen Shelton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Redolent plants that require pruning to reveal their nourishing fruit."
A farmer turned itinerant professor debuts with an uneven set of essays deeply rooted in his native Alabama. Read full book review >

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CHEWY MOON by Paige Shelton
Released: Aug. 22, 2007

"A compelling contemporary fantasy entwined in historical context that offers a positive message filled with hope."
Through an unlikely relationship, a lonely and emotionally scarred little girl discovers her own strength and a sense of freedom as she learns to shed fear and enjoy life. Read full book review >

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OF BOOKS AND BAGPIPES by Paige Shelton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"This sequel to The Cracked Spine (2016) is rich in Scottish dialect and eccentric characters, including a well-meaning heroine who brings on most of her own troubles."
A murder at a Scottish castle reveals a murky past. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 13, 1989

An unsparing audit of Kremlin finances, which attests that voodoo economics has an Eastern variant. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Touching, inspiring and at times frightening: a tangible demonstration of the healing powers of art."
What do you do with a convicted killer who has a poetic bent? If you're Richard Shelton, you help him. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2016

"An uneven book about America's black community that offers provocative ideas."
An author details his search for leadership and his plan to address the continuing effects of slavery. Read full book review >

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Released: July 31, 2012

"A playful novel full of loveable characters, and a fine start to a new book series."
In her debut children's novel, Shelton offers an amusing tale of an intergalactic explorer-turned-hatmaker and her adventures on the planet Ooleeoo. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 1994

"Capital analyses of how money makes the world go around, plus an agenda for restructuring an ad hoc order that's been overtaken by events."
Shelton, whose 1989 audit of Kremlin finances (The Coming Soviet Crash) proved dead-on, here casts a cold eye on the increasingly fractious and risky state of the international monetary system. Read full book review >