Search Results: "Dennis M. Walsh"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Gritty, effective, personalized tale of the outlaw lifestyle and its consequences."
Pulpy, engrossing account of losing a family member to a senseless murder and retribution delivered through the criminal justice system. Read full book review >

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The Ghost Princess by M.  Walsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"This debut features a string of startling, satisfying twists wrapped up in mesmerizing fantasy."
In this subversive debut fantasy, a fallen heroine is drawn into the schemes of madmen. Read full book review >

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THE JINXED PIRATE by M.  Walsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2017

"An action-packed, phantasmagoric tavern crawl."
Two protagonists struggle against power-hungry tyrants and their own cursed natures in this sequel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A fascinating, informative tale related with powerful, intimate urgency."
Previously untold story of the historic St. George Reef Lighthouse. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Occasionally plodding, but there are plenty of interludes blending tragedy and triumph, and a few wondrous, death-defying finales."
Maritime historian Powers (Treasure Ship, 2006, etc.) offers a series of vignettes from the golden age of American marine salvage. Read full book review >

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PRAIRIE SON by Dennis M. Clausen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 1999

"It's almost impossible to finish this chronicle of classic wretchedness without feeling a sudden appreciation for all things decent in one's life."
The harrowing story of his father's youth on the Minnesota prairie, from novelist Clausen (Ghost Lover, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 5, 2007

"A charming, heartfelt Christmas tale."
A dyslexic boy finds refuge from a troubled life in a rich fantasy world-that may not be entirely unreal-in this winsome Korean Warâ€"era children's fable. Read full book review >

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MY BEAK, YOUR BEAK by Melanie Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"As there's no corresponding sense of closure in My Beak, Your Beak, the two titles form a seamless whole, making this more like one work for the price of two—still, the theme is certainly important enough to justify the extra expense. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Walsh (Big and Little, not reviewed, etc) continues to delight and inform toddlers with these two celebrations of unity in diversity. Read full book review >

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DID YOU EVER SEE? by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Science books for the young can and should do better than this. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This new offering from the Tate Gallery's publishing arm asks simple questions about visual perception, challenging readers to make judgments about relationships between familiar objects. Read full book review >

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AMOS JELLYBEAN GETS IT RIGHT by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

Amos Jellybean knows he's bright (his mum says so), but he still always seems to scramble the many instructions he's given: "So I . . . take my bed downstairs, put it on the table, sit down on my breakfast and eat my clothes." Read full book review >

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DO PIGS HAVE STRIPES? by Melanie Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"The work is easily mastered, and doesn't bear rereading, but certainly has its charms. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Burning questions of the animal world are answered here: Does a bird have a big black wet nose? Read full book review >