Search Results: "Francis Gene Collins"


BOOK REVIEW

Double Redemption: The Story of Mike and Emma by Francis Gene Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"A beautifully crafted, redemptive love story."
A man and woman battle feelings of worthlessness as they tentatively learn to love and trust again in Collins' debut romance novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DRUID'S ODYSSEY by Francis Gene Collins
Released: Nov. 26, 2012

"An enjoyable and suspenseful story of ancient Rome."
Collins (Double Redemption, 2012, etc.) delivers an imaginative look inside ancient Rome through the eyes of a psychic druid. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Even if readers aren't ready to swab their cheeks today, they will learn a lot about the current state of DNA science and its potential."
The new director of the National Institutes of Health and former leader of the government's project to map the human genome is upbeat about personalized medicine—using genetics and family history to determine your risk for disease and designing appropriate treatments accordingly. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

A LOVING FAREWELL TO READ-A-ROMANCE MONTH 2017
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s August 31, which to me means, above all, the end of the 5th Read-A-Romance Month.

And I have to tell you, these posts on the theme of #ThePowerofRomance have been amazing.

People often ask me what my favorites were, and I find it a very difficult question—because they are all terrific representative essays on why romance is powerful, soul-affirming ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TIMELESS THOMAS by Gene Barretta
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"A glowing tribute to the inventor who continues to influence modern life. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
A fine introduction to Thomas Edison's exceptional inventions, innovations and career—and how his work continues to affect our lives today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOOLA PALOOZA by Gene Barretta
ANIMALS
Released: June 21, 2011

"While teachers are sure to reach for this entertaining resource again and again, the humor, illustrations, wordplay and story are strong enough that casual readers will pick this up, chuckle and even (gasp!) learn. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A topic only rarely addressed gets whimsical treatment in this latest from wordplay master Barretta. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LINCOLN AND KENNEDY by Gene Barretta
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Marred by its own contrivances. (further facts, trivia, unsourced quotes, glossary, sources) (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Barretta adopts a familiar narrative device, contrasting the lives—separated by a century—of presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORCED OUT by Gene Fehler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Useful and priced right. (Fiction.11-16)"
This entry in the Travel Team series is totally focused on baseball and its intricacies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ENDANGERED SPECIES by Gene Wolfe
Released: March 20, 1989

A substantial collection of 34 tales, many previously uncollected, from the renowned author of, most recently, There Are Doors (1988), ranging from horror and fantasy to speculative and hard science fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RETURN TO THE WHORL by Gene Wolfe
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"For the rest of us mere mortals, Wolfe's grace and power evoke gleams of admiration even as we float away on a tide of indifference."
This, the third and final part of Wolfe's Short Sun trilogy (In Green's Jungles, p. 842), itself a sequel to a tetralogy, the Book of the Long Sun, concludes the saga of Patera Silk, the one-time ruler of an immense starship, the Whorl, the story's narrator, Horn, various other characters—some of whom may have become a composite—and the planets that Whorl's colonists have populated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADAME BEY'S by Gene Pantalone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2016

"A rigorously researched history of a singularly impressive life."
The real-life story of a Turkish opera singer who improbably became a major figure in the history of American boxing. Read full book review >