Search Results: "Elton E. Mackin"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A fine addition to WW I literature."
A real curiosity: a highly mannered WW I diary, published nearly 80 years after being written and 20 years after its author's death. Read full book review >

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PRETEND ALL YOUR LIFE by Joseph Mackin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"A first novel that fails in every respect—plot, characterization and language mangled beyond belief."
Cheesy melodrama about a plastic surgeon, 9/11, AIDS, blackmail and revenge. Read full book review >

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THE SONGS by Charles Elton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A thoughtful but cool second novel. The melody doesn't linger on."
As a famous political folk singer fades into old age, scattered members of his circle contemplate their own incomplete relationships with this elusive man. Read full book review >

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JACKHAMMER by Bob Mackin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"An extremely confident debut that's face-paced and full of surprises."
Mackin's debut novel is a detailed historical thriller with a familiar and compelling premise—a labyrinthine plot to kill Hitler. Read full book review >

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LIGHT MY DIAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Glow by Megan E. Bryant

Cover Story: Big (Watch) Face

BFF Charm: Meh and Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 1

Talky Talk: First Person/Epistolary Face-Off

Bonus Factor: Radium Girls

Relationship Status: Didn’t Quite Light My Fire Dial

Cover Story: Big (Watch) Face

This cover has not one, not two, but three big faces—if you count the watch face ...


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MAP ME A WAY TO YOUR HEART
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Geography of Jennifer E. Smith
BFF Charm: Maybe x 2
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: The School of Sarah Dessen
Bonus Factors: Globetrotting, Postcards
Relationship Status: Vacation Hook-up

Cover Story: The Geography of Jennifer E. Smith

This is Jennifer E. Smith's third ...


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BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE COLLEGE
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Straight Up
Bonus Factor: College Transition
Relationship Status: Keep In Touch

 

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment

This cover, with its black and white photograph, playful typography ...


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CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH
by Leila Roy

Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.

The thing is, I’m ...


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BLAST FROM THE PAST by Ben Elton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"An anti-fairy tale sadly lacking the wit or originality to lift it past the middle grade."
Standup comic, playwright, and novelist Elton (Popcorn, 1997) comes up with too little that's new to avoid the soporific in this account of lost love rekindled—to no good—among the back alleys of modern London. Read full book review >

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PAST MORTEM by Ben Elton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2005

"Elton (High Society, 2003, etc.) brings off a fresh, funny, occasionally pointed, occasionally raunchy, irresistibly entertaining tour de force."
Someone is killing the worst bullies in England. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS THE CURE by Elton John
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"An impassioned plea for understanding and a good layman's guide to the current state of the AIDS crisis."
The legendary entertainer shares the story of how he created the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which works to fund initiatives for prevention, outreach and treatment. Read full book review >