Search Results: "Evan Croker"


BOOK REVIEW

SPACE DOGS by Justin Ball
ANIMALS
Released: April 11, 2006

"Readers will run toward, not away from this alien invasion; recommend it to fans of Kathy Mackel's offbeat sci-fi. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
Their planet about to be destroyed by a mysterious Disturbance Of Gravity, the bug-sized residents of Gersbach dispatch a desperate mission to Earth in this funny, frenetic Aussie farce. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A vivid, arresting work of journalistic history. (First serial to Civilization)"
Thomas (The Man to See, 1991, etc.), assistant managing editor at Newsweek, depicts a quartet of well-born spies and their role in the CIA's early days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR by Evan Mawdsley
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A well-rendered account of a history too little known in the West."
Hands up: Who knew that American forces once invaded Russia? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DECEMBER 1941 by Evan Mawdsley
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A rigorous, sharp survey of this decisive moment in the war."
Suspenseful chronicle of the 12 days in December 1941 that would define the perimeters of the global conflagration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOYALIST TO A FAULT by Evan Munday
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Enjoyably campy horror set in a small town with, plainly, dark secrets aplenty yet to discover. (Mystery/fantasy. 12-15)"
Someone is systematically looting the town of Sticksville of its historical records in this third caper featuring punk teen detective October Schwartz and her five dead partners. Read full book review >

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SELF. DESTRUCTED. by Evan Jacobs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A readable and timely tale that covers a lot of ground. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In a sparse and simply written cautionary tale, Michael Ellis brings a gun to school to scare a girl who has rejected him. Read full book review >

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SCREAMING QUIETLY by Evan Jacobs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2013

"It's a timely topic with a pat resolution, framed for reluctant readers in choppy prose and short chapters, but it's not likely to break out of its hi-lo niche. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In this unvarnished read, a high schooler tries to distance himself from his profoundly autistic younger brother until he hooks up with a good woman who snaps him out of it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEASON OF THE SWAN by Evan Maxwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"Even die-hard romantics may balk at so contrived and vaguely creepy a plot, or at Kate's being allowed to find love only by jeopardizing her promising musical career."
A few days in a small town turn around a sorrowful violinist's life, in another by-the-numbers tearjerker from Maxwell (All the Winters that Have Been, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ECOLOGY OF EDEN by Evan Eisenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Huge, unformed, half-baked, and often interesting, this is the basis for a fine book—but not that book itself."
An unsuccessful synthesis of the natural history of mankind, and of the history of mankind in nature, —real and imagined.— Eisenberg examines scientific, historical, anthropological, and theological ideas of the ways in which humans fit in to the natural world, from the ancient myth of the Garden of Eden to the medieval great chain of being and modern notions of deep ecology and bioregionalism. Read full book review >

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MISSING MARLENE by Evan Marshall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1999

"Marshall's refreshing debut has all the trappings of a cozy, right down to the detecting cat, but gets a PG-13 for sexual situations, language, pornography, and bimbos."
A deep chasm seems to run through little Shady Hills, New Jersey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2009

"Vivid confirmation of the arrival of a major chronicler of those who live on or beyond the margins of the American mainstream."
A dozen unforgettable reports from the underbelly of American life, from Vanity Fair contributing editor Wright (Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America and the New Face of American War, 2004). Read full book review >