Search Results: "Dena K. Salmon"


BOOK REVIEW

DISCORDIA by Dena K. Salmon
ADVENTURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"The only thing wrong with this book is its cliffhanger ending; readers will hope Salmon writes fast. (Science fiction. 10 & up)"
Lance is your everyday New York City teen, juggling school and parents as best he can, but really living for the mystical online world of Discordia, where he comes alive as his alter ego, a level 17 zombie sorcerer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

K by Hong Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A delicate and exquisite success: Hong infuses real life with the drama and pathos of the best fiction."
A fictionalized account of a love affair Julian Bell conducted with a Chinese woman during the mid-1930s, by London-based novelist Hong (Summer of Betrayal, 1997; a memoir, Daughter of the River, 1999). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 1999

"But no one can fault House's urge to concoct a sane and healthy economic relationship with his home place, one deeply immersed in its natural processes and patterns, and which he explores with such empathy and conviction."
Efforts to save a run of wild salmon in northern California, and by extension to formulate a bioregional ethic for living with the land, sympathetically told by participant House in his first book. Read full book review >

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SALMON STORY by Brenda Z. Guiberson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Bibliography (lengthy, serious, and varied); index. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
In the Redfeather series, an easily read yet detailed discussion of the Pacific Northwest's salmon. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A beautiful sendoff, Douglas, wherever you are."
Posthumous trunkful of items found on four beloved Mac computers belonging to the late high-techie best known for his first novel, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOSSIER K by Imre Kertész
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"The author's novels may provide a better introduction to his work, but this memoir will help to further illuminate them."
Kertész, the first Hungarian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, interrogates himself in a provocative memoir that will deepen the understanding of those already familiar with his novels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

S IS FOR SALMON by Hannah Viano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Urchins and volcanoes and whales, oh my! This eye-catching alphabet book affectionately showcases the Northwest's bountiful beauty. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anemone, blackberry, crab, Douglas fir, eagle…this elegant alphabet book mirrors the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT SALMON KNOW by Elwood Reid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Strong, unsettling tales, narrated in a spare, pungent prose; further evidence that writing about the working classes, once a staple of American fiction, isn't extinct yet."
Tough-as-nails stories of blue-collar men running low on chances, luck and hope, by the author of the novel If I Don't Six (not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

K-9 by Rohan Gavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"A teeth-gnashing thriller more macabre than its predecessor, it will have readers (ahem) howling for a third. (Mystery. 10-14)"
The second in the Knightley and Son series gets a little darker, offering more bite, tragedy and paternal dysfunction, as well as respectable levels of gore. Read full book review >

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K-POP by Stuart A. Kallen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Though English-language books on Korean pop culture are unfortunately quite rare, only complete newbies will find this overview informative. (glossary, recommended albums, source notes, selected bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A breezy but flawed introduction to Korean pop music for novice fans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

K FALLS by Skye Kathleen Moody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 16, 2001

"A fish-counter has an easier job than the poor reader, who must sort out an overabundance of fishy characters, politics, and (bad) poetry."
Fleeing Kettle Falls, Washington, for Astoria, Oregon, Darla Denny lands a job at a bank and a nameless boyfriend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Environmentalists will find much of value, if little comfort, in Lichatowich's pages. (Tables, figures, photos, not seen)"
A careful account of the making of an environmental crisis. Read full book review >