Search Results: "David J. Neff"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2011

"Innovation, innovation, innovation—a solid, somewhat repetitive technology guide for nonprofit organizations."
Debut authors Neff and Moss tackle the sustainability of nonprofits through one encompassing keyword: innovation. Read full book review >

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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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BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 18, 2014

"A comprehensive book about manners, but one that isn't as fun, memorable or accessible as it could be."
In Neff's debut children's book, playful animals remind kids to mind their manners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WISDOM by Heather Neff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 25, 2002

"A hell of a read, but not much of a book."
Neff (Blackgammon, 2000) serves up an Afro-Caribbean-Gothic stew spiced with purple prose and an intricate plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 23, 2016

"A sensible and refreshingly restrained discussion of the nation's deficiencies."
A sober consideration of the decline of American democracy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GETTING SOMEWHERE by Beth Neff
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"A story that fades before it can ever find its stride. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Four girls facing time behind bars choose to spend their incarceration on an experimental group farm in the middle of nowhere. Read full book review >

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VENDETTA by James Neff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 7, 2015

"The sordid, sweeping history of what Kennedy insider Pierre Salinger dubbed 'a blood feud.'"
Seattle Times investigations editor Neff (The Wrong Man: The Final Verdict on the Dr. Sam Sheppard Murder Case, 2001, etc.) turns his attention to the visceral war of wills between Bobby Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAELSTROM by Henry H. Neff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A strong, gutsy chapter in what is already a noteworthy series. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Juggling a multitude of characters against a world at war, Neff's latest chapter in The Tapestry series proves his books are more than just a sum of their fantastical parts. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND SIEGE by Henry H. Neff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"After devouring this title, young fans will clamor for more. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
A series about an American academy of magic takes a dark turn in this sequel to The Hound of Rowan (2007). Read full book review >

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THE HOUND OF ROWAN by Henry H. Neff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Though the scenery feels familiar, the book will connect with its audience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When Max McDaniels has a peculiar run-in with an ancient Celtic tapestry, it's not long before he receives a letter of invitation to the mysterious Rowan Academy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HALF THE TRUTH by David J. Walker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 1996

"Altogether more routine than Walker's first, though resourceful Mal shows some nifty moves with a parking ticket, a length of plumber's pipe, and the current issue of Good Housekeeping."
Where, oh where has violinist Sharon Cooper's wayward brother Jason gone? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A trifle repetitive in a lawyerly way, but a thorough, often wryly funny, and closely argued work of legal and social history."
A well-wrought cautionary tale about the dangers of trying to impose morality by law. Read full book review >