Search Results: "David K. Randall"


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THE KING AND QUEEN OF MALIBU by David K. Randall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2016

"An engaging story about wealth, entitlement, property rights, change, loss, and pain."
A swift account of the history of Malibu, "a rugged ranch in the middle of nowhere" that became "a global symbol of fame and fortune." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 13, 2012

"A welcome study of an element of life that is often 'forgotten, overlooked, and postponed.'"
AP reporter Randall provides a brisk tour of sleep research and what it means for individuals hoping to feel well rested. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"A solid sequel; buy where the first is popular. (Fantasy. YA)"
Clovermead Wickward, erstwhile innkeeper's daughter, has accepted her heritage as the heir of Chandlefort—but hates it. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2004

"Gulp it down for the thrills; the subtle aftertaste will linger. (Fantasy. YA)"
Grim undercurrents swirl beneath the sparkling surface of an otherwise straightforward fantasy. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER

"Randall employs historical facts, and plenty of fancy, to spin a tale that begins slowly but eventually races to a breathless finish with the help of Price, who offers a killer surprise of her own."
Brutality ascends to new heights in this intriguing, gore-filled mystery spanning the centuries from the plague-ridden England of the 1660s to modern-day Alabama. Read full book review >

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SORREL by David Randall
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

Despite the title, this third volume in the fantasy series isn't about Sorrel, but about the shapeshifting heroine Clovermead's moral growth, as seen in their evolving relationship. Read full book review >

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TEACHING AND ITS PREDICAMENTS by David K. Cohen
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Uneven but ultimately useful for educators and reformers."
An examination of the quandaries surrounding the teaching profession from various angles. Read full book review >

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Guided by Divine Love by David K. Haaland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A distinctive memoir for a spiritual audience."
In this spiritual memoir, Haaland recounts his emigration from Iraq to America and his discovery of "Divine Orders." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2011

"A timely call for vigilance, for insisting on the protections the Framers provided against an always overreaching government."
As the country wages simultaneous "wars" against drugs and terrorism, a former New York Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winning author warns against trading our freedoms for the illusion of security. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

Former New York Times correspondent and Pulitzer Prize winner Shipler (Arab and Jew, 1986; Russia, 1983) reports from the front line where black and white America collide, divide, overlap, and, too rarely, coexist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2009

"Pedantic and self-righteous."
Writer canoes in the wake of Thoreau's A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), sees much, expounds a lot, says a little. Read full book review >