Search Results: "David Ball"


BOOK REVIEW

CHINA RUN by David Ball
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2002

"Second-novelist Ball (Empires of Sand, 1999) writes evocatively about Chinese society and customs, but his people fail to convince or engage."
Rich local color mixes uneasily with a conventional—and one-dimensional—chase thriller. Read full book review >

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CHALK’S WOMAN by David Ballantine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Full of the sort of Old West derring-do that made A.B. Guthrie's The Big Sky so enthralling, a book to which it bears comparison."
A lively if not especially original debut about a gritty young frontierswoman. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 6, 2004

"Though copious with historical information—surprisingly relevant in light of current history—Ball (China Run, 2002, etc.) anchors it all in character. A winning combination."
Sweeping historical adventure culminates in the 16th-century Battle of Malta. Read full book review >

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MARSEILLE NOIR by Cédric Fabre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Just as Marseille is tailor-made for noir, this dark banquet is tailor-made for noir fans."
Gritty from east to west, Marseille is the perfect venue for the latest in Akashic's venerable Noir series. Read full book review >

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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID LEVITHAN CHANGES THE WORLD ONE KISS AT A TIME
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan  

Cover Story: PDAA
BFF Charm: Make It Rain
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk:  Whimsically Weighty
Bonus Factors: Diversity, World Record, YA Inside Joke
Relationship Status: Revolutionary

Cover Story: PDAA

Normally, when I see two people kissing on a cover, I consider it a defacement of the ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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IN THE NAME OF LOVE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan

Cover Story: I Left My Heart in San Francisco

BFF Charm: Yay x2

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair

Bonus Factors: LGBTQIA, San Francisco, Tami Taylor Award for Awesome Motherhood

Relationship Status: Insta-bestie

Cover Story: I Left My Heart in ...


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