Search Results: "David Mason"


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VOICES, PLACES by David Mason
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Attached to the notion that all places are stories and all stories places, Mason, at his best, draws an illuminating literary cartography with many fascinating ports of call."
A combination of penetrating considerations of renowned and out-of-fashion poets and keen appreciations of the interplay of landscape and culture. Read full book review >

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THE POPE'S BOOKBINDER by David Mason
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2013

"Gossipy, rambling and enchanting, alive with Mason's love for books of every variety."
Atmospheric, informative memoir by a Canadian seller of used and rare books. Read full book review >

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SHADOW OVER BABYLON by David Mason
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 16, 1993

"A good time is promised to everyone in the novel's huge, exasperated target audience. (Film rights to United Artists)"
Just the ticket for everybody still smarting from our ineffectual Gulf War victory: a Day of the Jackal-esque fantasy recounting an elaborate postwar plot to assassinate Saddam. Read full book review >

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THE WATCHMEN OF PORT FAYT by Conrad Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A polished if unambitious adventure with a whiff of thinly disguised topicality. (maps) (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A motley squad of private police takes on smugglers, rival peacekeepers, and a mad witch in this tumultuous trilogy opener, first published overseas in 2012. Read full book review >

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Oldenglen by Robin Mason
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A well-written, engaging debut fantasy."
When Jackson's family moves to a forested area, he stumbles upon secrets that will change his life forever in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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GIFT OF THE MAGPIE by Janeen Mason
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"But they don't hold a candle to Regina's magpie-enhanced sneaker for two. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Regina is a shoe-obsessed magpie. Read full book review >

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OCEAN COMMOTION by Janeen Mason
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"A better introduction for young readers or listeners is Nicola Davies's One Tiny Turtle (2001). (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Mason follows a loggerhead turtle, hatched in Florida, as she explores the oceans and, after many years, returns to her birthplace to mate and lay her eggs. Read full book review >

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CAMEL RIDER by Prue Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Though the ending is pat and some characters aren't well defined, there's more than enough here to sustain interest and to open readers' eyes to a way of life they'll hardly believe actually exists. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-13)"
First-novelist Mason makes an auspicious debut with this Australian import about two boys from disparate cultures who form a bond under harrowing circumstances. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN NINETIES by Lisa Mason
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 9, 1995

"Tremendously hardworking, with a heavy emphasis on seamy period detail, but neither the plot nor the time-travel framework adds upand the present-tense narrative merely compounds the difficulties."
Convoluted time-travel yarna sort of multiple-reality Chinatownfrom the author of Arachne (1990), etc. In the year 2496, Zhu Wong, a revolutionary Daughter of Compassion, is arrested for attempted murder, detoxed, then brought before the red-haired Chiron of the Luxon Institute for Superluminal Applications. Read full book review >

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POSTCAPITALISM by Paul Mason
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A radical diagnosis and a bold prognostication bound to energize progressives."
Capitalism, writes a British journalist/broadcaster, verges now on self-destruction, and he forecasts an economic future quite unlike any we've known. Read full book review >

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THE ORACLE OF OIL by Mason Inman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2016

"Inman provides enlightenment on a persistently intractable topic and praise for the scientist who clearly saw the consequences of our reliance on oil."
The career of a hero of hydrocarbon exploration reminds us that it's a finite world after all. Read full book review >