Search Results: "David Ensminger"


BOOK REVIEW

MOJO HAND by Timothy J. O'Brien
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2013

"The blues master emerges more as a cliché than a living artist."
Unsatisfying biography of the Texas blues original. 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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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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BOOK REVIEW

PEEP AND DUCKY RAINY DAY by David Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Totally in tune with toddlers, this snappy read-aloud gets it right. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Rainy days are oh, so dreary, but not for Peep and Ducky. Read full book review >

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Aa-Zz by David Hawcock
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An ingenious, if unevenly successful, showpiece. (Pop-up alphabet book. 3 & up)"
Twenty-six pop-up letters—both resolutely minimalist and a tour de force of paper design. Read full book review >

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BAD DOG by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"Tom is full of curiosity, like a lot of young'uns. Not bad at all. (Early reader. 2-7)"
A preschool-age boy narrates this short early reader, a straightforward story about a mischievous dog and the boy who loves him. Read full book review >

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THREE BEARS IN A BOAT by David Soman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"Humorous and intelligent—and with watercolor seascapes so luminous that readers will want to jump in—this is a book to be treasured for years to come. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Taking a break from Ladybug Girl, Soman uses his watercolors to paint a playful tale of responsibility. Read full book review >

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SPLISH, SPLASH, SPLOSH! by David Melling
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"The charm of the illustrations cannot redeem their poor interaction with the text. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Ten ducklings brave a dip in a child's wading pool. Read full book review >

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BELLA LOVES BUNNY by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"A lovely depiction of a first friendship. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A young girl enjoys the company of her stuffed rabbit from sunup to sundown. Read full book review >