Search Results: "Dustin Thomason"


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12.21 by Dustin Thomason
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A winning book."
Thomason (The Rule of Four, 2004) delivers a fast-moving tale that weaves ancient Mayan predictions of the end of the world with modern science. Read full book review >

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THE RULE OF FOUR by Ian Caldwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2004

"Scholarship as romance: intricate, erudite, and intensely pleasurable."
A Renaissance mystery rattles the lives of four Princeton roommates—in an astonishingly good debut by a young team of writers who have put their expensive educations to much better use than classmates who keep screwing up governments. Read full book review >

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REACHING DUSTIN by Vicki Grove
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 1998

"Among a cast of memorable characters, Dustin is obviously pitiable but also noble: Small hurts and large ones culminate until there is only an outcast who is not without dignity, and a savior who is not without culpability—it's all very human, and brimming with compassion. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A girl's odyssey through, and ultimate understanding of, the life of a boy whose only crime was being born into the wrong family becomes a powerful tale of redemption from Grove (Rimwalkers, 1993, etc.), written with grace. Read full book review >

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DUSTIN GRUBBS by John J. Bonk
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Great fun for kids who like to laugh. (Fiction. YA)"
Comedy rules as seventh-grader and showbiz wannabe Dustin tries to grab a part in the school musical, live with his wacky family, cope with his wacky friends and enemies, and, maybe, get a part in a national commercial. Read full book review >

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Save Me Twice by E.A. Dustin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2016

"An engaging, if somewhat facile, novel of wartime."
Dustin tells the story of two brothers caught in the horrors of World War II in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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MOONRUNNER by Mark Thomason
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Horse lovers will gulp this down, but for most the ride will be a walk instead of a gallop. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's the 1890s, and Casey and his family have just moved to the Australian outback from Montana. Read full book review >

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A SOUNDLESS DAWN by Dustin LaValley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2017

"Persistently engrossing tales even at their grimmest."
Characters experience loss and death and suffer isolation and insomnia in this bleak collection of flash fiction and short stories. Read full book review >

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Truth Evolves by Dustin Arand
NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2015

"An accessible, enlightening rumination on the nature of truth."
Arand discusses the relative nature of truth in this work of nonfiction. Read full book review >

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ICELANDER by Dustin Long
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 10, 2006

"An overcooked, incoherent stew of references."
A debut work crammed with metatextual trickery, references to everything from Nabokov to Pynchon to Scandinavian mythology, and thickly ironic humor—a literary-gamesmanship machine kicked into overdrive. Read full book review >

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DAYNIGHT by Megan Thomason
Released: Nov. 26, 2012

"Sure to win over YA readers looking for a dangerous, dystopian adventure story balanced by emotion."
A sci-fi adventure with a sweet YA love story at its center. Read full book review >