Search Results: "Devon W. Carbado"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A useful one-volume selection featuring grim but inspiring tales."
Excerpts from the narratives of runaway slaves organized by the principal reason for the flight to freedom. Read full book review >

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PRETTY PENNY MAKES ENDS MEET by Devon Kinch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"More than a few pennies shy of a full dollar. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In her latest book, Penny uses her craft skills to help her grandmother pay for some home repairs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEDDING NIGHT by Gary Devon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1995

"The fastest read of the seasonprobably even faster than the TV movie it seems destined for."
Devon brings the feverish pace of Bad Desire (1990) to Mary Higgins Clark land in this tale of star-crossed newlyweds. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND DEATH by Scott Devon
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Entertaining, thought-provoking, and original."
In this novel of the afterlife, an average Joe gets the chance to make things right with three figures from his past—and then things get strange. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 7, 2009

"Overwrought at times, but still an entertaining read."
Hidden beings that help humanity unlock their true potential face a threat from within their ranks. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE FROM LION'S HEAD by Devon Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A compelling page-turner with depth. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In a futuristic city where the wealthy live in high towers above the poisonous air and citizens are entertained by death matches between hybridized animals, two teens defy the government in hopes of changing their world. Read full book review >

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THE BATTLE BEGINS by Devon Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Captivating but disturbing. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Only humans and animals acting together will be able to save the Unnaturals, a group of animals hybridized in a laboratory to fight like gladiators. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2011

"A creative guide on how to define success, achieve career goals without sacrificing morality and make the 'movie of your life' a blockbuster hit."
A Hollywood executive provides insight for achieving spiritual and professional wholeness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Hysterical Love by Lorraine Devon Wilke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2015

"A well-written, engaging, sometimes-frustrating tale of reaching adulthood a little late."
In Wilke's second novel (After The Sucker Punch: A Novel, 2014, etc.), 33-year-old photographer Dan McDowell's fiancee kicks him out for an old transgression. Read full book review >

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PRETTY PENNY SETS UP SHOP by Devon Kinch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"Despite its emphasis on community and sensible behavior, the leitmotif—financial fundamentals are fun—feels desperately forced. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Writing a book about earning money—working, that is—that will engage most young kids is no small potato, which is probably one of the reasons we are a nation of debtors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 3, 2012

"A high-concept but uneven genre combo."
Monk (Magic Without Mercy, 2012, etc.) delivers the second installment in her genre-blending Age of Steam series. Read full book review >