Search Results: "David Bell"


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SURVIVAL COLONY 9 by Joshua David Bellin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Readers won't want to face the terrifying Skaldi, but they'll enjoy reading about them. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 13-18)"
An amnesiac struggles to make sense of his place in a war-ravaged world where small bands of human survivors scramble to stay one step ahead of a menacing, body-snatching threat. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Take his word for it: 'War's a bitch, wear a helmet.'"
Staccato account of infantry combat in Iraq. Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN GIRL by David Bell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Personal relationships are critical in this satisfying read, which is in the same class as Russell Banks' The Sweet Hereafter.
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Dark secrets emerge from a man's long-ago high school days in this strong and moody novel. Read full book review >

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NEVER COME BACK by David Bell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An intriguing, layered psychological thriller. The chapters are short, flow easily into one another and carry their own twisted logic to a believable conclusion."
In Bell's (The Hiding Place, 2012, etc.) thriller, Elizabeth Hampton confronts a fractured family history in the aftermath of her mother's murder. Read full book review >

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FREEFALL by Joshua David Bellin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Brings new meaning to 'star-crossed lovers'—read it for the intriguing concepts that play out behind the romance. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
In Bellin's (Scavenger of Souls, 2016, etc.) imaginative far-future sci-fi, the people selected to escape Earth wake from their millenniumlong sleep only to find their new home planet uninhabitable. As their resources quickly dwindle, two teenagers are the key to human survival—or extinction. Read full book review >

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SUZI SINZINNATI by Joe David Bellamy
Released: March 20, 1989

The winner of the sixth annual Editors' Book Award is a boy-meets-girl novel with effortful twists and period detail (cars and music of the late 50's) that fail to keep it from resting on the surface most of the time. Read full book review >

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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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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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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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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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