Search Results: "Evan Jacobs"


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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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THE STORYTELLER by Evan Turk
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"Original storytelling with the feel of the best folklore, enhanced by illustrations done in a style not seen anyplace else. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 6-11)"
The art of storytelling is celebrated as a life-giving force in this enthralling picture book set in Morocco. Read full book review >

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A HANDFUL OF KINGS by Mark Jacobs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Either too short or far too long: all setup and terribly little payoff."
A kidnapping brings together a spy, an acclaimed novelist, and a diplomat—in a less-than-thrilling thriller. Read full book review >

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COMFORT FOOD by Kate Jacobs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Not quite as satisfying as the title would lead us to expect."
The lives and loves of a TV chef, her daughters, neighbor and associates all receive a makeover in this lighthearted but sometimes sagging romantic problem-solver. Read full book review >

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THE PLAN by Bernard Jacobs
Released: Dec. 31, 2011

"An engaging, conspiracy-laden tale with a frightening premise."
In this action-packed thriller, a charismatic American president with a secret agenda sets in play a global war against radical Islamists. Read full book review >