Search Results: "Gareth P. Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

NO TRUE ECHO by Gareth P. Jones
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"At once a classic time-travel narrative and resonant fable about the price to be paid when we alter our world simply because we can, this smart, satisfying eco-techno-thriller with heart transcends genre. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Life in scenic but soggy Wellcome Valley is so dull that figuring out what to do during midterm break poses a major challenge until Scarlett White climbs on Eddie's school bus and starts to unravel his world. Read full book review >

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THE DINOSAURS ARE HAVING A PARTY! by Gareth P. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Though the concept has plenty of promise, this is one title that deserves a quick extinction from your shelves. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A slapdash dino tale guaranteed to please some and infuriate others. Read full book review >

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THE CLAN OF THE SCORPION by Gareth P. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Fast, funny and charming. (character profiles) (Adventure. 7-10)"
A fuzzy version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Read full book review >

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CONSTABLE & TOOP by Gareth P. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A complex, richly textured tale that will satisfy patient readers. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this generously plotted, overstuffed ghost story set in Victorian London, "a phantasmagorical wasting disease" known as "Black Rot" is infesting haunted houses, and it's up to a group of unlikely heroes to save the city. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU THE PIRATE CAPTAIN? by Gareth P. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A point worth pondering, however facile its making. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Arrrgh! A job opening on a jolly pirate ship turns out to be unexpectedly hard to fill. Read full book review >

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AN END TO POVERTY? by Gareth Stedman Jones
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Enthusiastically argued, but so intertwined with original sources and rhetorical mannerisms that it's not terribly accessible."
Up-close examination of how Adam Smith and industrial advancement sparked furious debates on the future of the impoverished. Read full book review >

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THE KNOWN WORLD by Edward P. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"This will mean a great deal to a great many people. It should be a major prize contender, and it won't be forgotten."
Slave-owning by free blacks in antebellum America is the astonishingly rich subject of this impressively researched, challenging novel debut by Faulkner Award-winning Jones (stories: Lost in the City, 1992). Read full book review >

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NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH by Edward P. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"A stellar collection."
A rich and complex vision of the American South emerges from the series' 22nd edition. Read full book review >

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LOST IN THE CITY by Edward P. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 1992

"A skillful, elegiac collection, with remarkably little sociology."
At once folksy and urbane, this debut collection of stories pulses with the lifeblood of the forgotten neighborhoods of Washington, D.C., where Jones's black people are less the victims of society than of fate and chance. Read full book review >

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THE END OF WHITE CHRISTIAN AMERICA by Robert P. Jones
NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2016

"A missed opportunity to explore an important cultural change in the making."
A pundit considers the decline of Christian religious influence on American politics and culture. Read full book review >

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ALL AUNT HAGAR’S CHILDREN by Edward P. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Jones's engrossing, exquisitely crafted and unforgettable stories offer images of the African-American experience that are unparalleled in American fiction."
The punishing legacy of poverty, crime and racism spans several generations, in the Hemingway Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning author's long-awaited second collection. Read full book review >