Search Results: "Devin McKinney"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"In rich, lyrical prose, McKinney deftly honors both the man and the mystery."
The story of a great American actor whose art was burnished by an anguished life. Read full book review >

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DEVIN RHODES IS DEAD by Jennifer Wolf Kam
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A surprisingly deft mystery for early teens. (Mystery. 11-14)"
Convinced she is responsible for her best friend's death, Cass feels haunted by Devin's ghost even as she tries to hide her guilt. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON’S PEARL by Devin Jordan
ADVENTURE
Released: July 7, 2009

"Readers who want a quest for a lost father set in a magical ancient China should be directed to Cindy Pon's Silver Phoenix (2009) instead; save this one for a slow day. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
When 16-year-old Marco Polo's father vanishes, Marco and his friends set off on a rescue mission that takes them from the everyday world to the magical "wild and untamed" Unknown Lands beyond the Insurmountable Mountains. Read full book review >

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DARIUS IN THE MEANTIME by Devin O'Shea
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An accomplished and affecting debut."
A college grad struggles haplessly to define himself in this comic coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Valuable and ready for immediate use."
In this bright, informative debut, McKinney, chief technology officer of Hewlett-Packard's Personal Systems Group, writes that anyone can become an "idea person," given the right approach and a willingness to work hard. Read full book review >

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GENTLE FROM THE NIGHT by Meagan McKinney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"But once the dam broke into madness, there was no bucket large enough to put the water back''), in a work often bordering on camp."
McKinney (A Man to Slay Dragons, 1995, etc.) writes an old-fashioned gothic to which she adds a little S&M. On the bleak and misty Yorkshire moors lies the ancestral home of the Newells, Cairncross Castle, looking ``like a gargoyle crouched by the sea.'' It is here that Alexandra Benjamin comes to help and work with a 30-year-old man with the mind of a child. Read full book review >

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FAIR IS THE ROSE by Meagan McKinney
Released: May 1, 1993

"The early chapters of Christabel in captivity hold some titillation, but finally the plot contrivances leave one feeling more manipulated than swept along by the romance."
Historical-romancer McKinney sets her sixth novel—but first hardcover—on the Western frontier circa 1875. Read full book review >

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NEITHER SNOW NOR RAIN by Devin Leonard
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2016

"A spirited look at the business and impact of delivering mail."
How America got mail. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT LINES by Jane Devin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2014

"A strong first novel from an author with potential."
Devin (Elephant Girl, 2011) offers a story of a kindhearted man who struggles throughout his life with the weaknesses and selfishness of others. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A solid account of the life and times of a family that was indeed magnificent."
In her debut, Chicago journalist McKinney, "an expert on historic Chicago families," offers an exhaustive account of four generations of madness, addiction, adultery and newspaper-publishing genius. Read full book review >

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STILL OF THE NIGHT by Meagan McKinney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Romantic-suspense veteran McKinney (In the Dark, 1998, etc.) ladles on the romance but forgets the suspense, producing patchwork intrigue whose ending is never in doubt."