Search Results: "Dena Landon"


BOOK REVIEW

SHAPESHIFTER’S QUEST by Dena Landon
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Landon gives no indication of a sequel to this beautifully written piece, though one would be welcome. (Fantasy. YA)"
Landon's debut is a strong, poignant fantasy about a shapeshifter on a quest to save her dying forest. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"An extraordinary, fascinating set of firsthand accounts from the revolutionary era."
Poignant documents on the collapse of an old world, mixed with learned commentary: an outstanding work of history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Memory Stones by Dena Tarkington
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A cleareyed look at overcoming family trauma, but several subplots beg further exploration."
In this debut novel, a troubled woman of 58 battles her many demons by seeking answers to her family's disintegration and by learning to enjoy the natural world. Read full book review >

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THE LIMIT by Kristen Landon
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Diverting entertainment with an original premise that's never wholly realized. (Thriller. 8-12)"
Fast paced and inventive, this dystopian thriller follows a math whiz who runs afoul of an intrusive government. Read full book review >

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WISHING FOR US  by Sydney Landon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A quick, satisfying read."
Lydia Cross wakes up the morning after her best friend's bachelorette party married to Jacob Hay, her very hot boss. When they return home from Vegas, he doesn't seem inclined to end things, but aside from sizzling chemistry, what could she possibly have in common with this near stranger? Read full book review >

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COME AND TAKE IT by Landon Wallace
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A brisk, warmhearted adventure that takes readers on an exciting journey through American history."
The hunt is on for the legendary treasure of the Alamo in this debut historical mystery. Read full book review >

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ANGELS THREE: THE KAREN PERRY STORY by Landon J. Napoleon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 23, 2015

"An absorbing read that serves as a reminder to cherish every moment."
On the evening before Thanksgiving, an airplane shuttling Perry's ex-husband and three small children crashed into a mountainside, killing them instantly. This biography charts Perry's journey to, and eventually beyond, that "agonizing night." Read full book review >

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ERIN'S VOYAGE by John Frank
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"The highly colored, expressionistic illustrations are sure to dazzle, although a story that appears to encourage solo midnight boat trips may be one that will give parents pause. (Picture book. 4-6)"
When Erin visits the attic of her grandfather's country house, she is enchanted by the discovery of an old doll packed in a brass-hinged wooden box. Read full book review >

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KEEPING IT HOT by Sydney Landon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"A romance that starts sweet but quickly sours because of an unpleasant hero."
A friends-to-lovers contemporary romance set in sunny and steamy Pensacola, Florida. Read full book review >

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BUILDING GREAT SENTENCES by Brooks Landon
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 25, 2013

"Passionate and erudite, but with sharply focused appeal."
Veteran professor Landon (English/Univ. of Iowa; Understanding Thomas Berger, 2009, etc.) urges a return to the sentence theories and pedagogy of Francis Christensen, whose ideas about cumulative sentences held sway for about a decade 40 years ago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

3 KIDS DREAMIN' by Linda England
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"A promising concept marred by false notes. (Picture book. 7-10)"
In England's first book, the three kids of the title are a rap group called Squeezed: Ramone is on guitar, Willie raps, and Yock's on the drums as they dream of playing. Read full book review >