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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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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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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THE LEDGE by Blánaid McKinney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Fascinating, witty, engrossing: Irish expat McKinney draws very sharp lines that manage to converge in an unexpected point."
The lives of a group of lost souls in London intersect in a complex ballet overshadowed by fate. Read full book review >

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IN THE DARK by Meagan McKinney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Way over the top and unintentionally amusing—which may be the only reasons to read it."
Another silly tale from McKinney (Gentle From the Night, 1997, etc.),again about how love can save you from the dark side. Read full book review >

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A WALK ALONG LAND'S END by John McKinney
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"At points a bit redundant and overly ironic, but generally informative and immediate in its impact."
An environmentally minded trailblazer hikes the entire California coastline, tossing out barbs against corporations, developers, and government agencies as frequently as he pushes aside recalcitrant manzanita bush and dodges poison oak. 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 >