Search Results: "George Church"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A valuable glimpse of science at the edge."
A heady overview of the emerging discipline of synthetic biology and the wonders it can produce, from new drugs and vaccines to biofuels and resurrected wooly mammoths. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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HIDDEN MOON by James Church
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"O's second outing is for readers who enjoy the journey more than the destination—especially those who appreciate Church's stylish prose and incisive portrait of modern North Korea."
North Korea's Inspector O investigates a daring bank robbery. Read full book review >

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Angry Movie Guy by Izzy Church
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A fast-paced, sometimes-slapstick film industry novel with a vibrant cast of characters."
In Church's debut comedy, a notorious film critic must move beyond his vitriolic public persona if he wants a second chance with the girl of his dreams. Read full book review >

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PERFIDIA by D.Z. Church
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2017

"Overpowering dread and a leery protagonist make this a suspenseful read."
In Church's debut thriller, a California schoolteacher's search for her missing father in 1970s Barbados puts her in the middle of an ongoing fight over a much-desired piece of land. Read full book review >

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BEYOND EVERY MIRROR by Christine Church
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2016

"An intriguing start to a promising new series, although stronger editing might have made it an even more compelling read."
In Church's (The Early Scrolls, 2016, etc.) paranormal romance, a musician's unusual visions lead him to a parallel dimension where he encounters a woman who may hold the key to his fate.Read full book review >

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I LOVE MY ROBOT by Caroline Jayne Church
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Look elsewhere for board books that don't seek to confine children to stereotypes at the toddler stage. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A little boy celebrates his toy robot. Read full book review >

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PING PONG PIG by Caroline Jayne Church
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Hold fast to the spirit of youth, little Ping Pong; once pigs fly, what's to stop them from driving the family car? (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ping Pong is a pig after a child's own heart. Read full book review >

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LITTLE APPLE GOAT by Caroline Jayne Church
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"This is a delightful addition to autumnal collections. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Just in time for the autumn apple harvest comes this sweet rustic tale of an ordinary goat—ordinary except for her eating habits, that is. Read full book review >

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TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR by Caroline Jayne Church
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"This is a sweet book; it's a darn shame the children are so monochromatic. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A sweet and sparkly version of the classic song. Read full book review >

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DO YOUR EARS HANG LOW? by Caroline Jayne Church
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Welcome new images for this once sarcastic lyric. (Nonfiction. 3-5)"
Two puppies frolic through the rhymes and rhythms of the traditional song as they meet with eyebrows raised expectantly and their long ears "wobble to and fro." Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER JOHN by Kristine Church
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 1991

"In Niland's cheery color-pencil illustrations, the imaginative monsters, compliant frog, and kids are equally appealing. (Picture book. 3- 7)"
A golden-haired moppet tells how her big brother scares away all the monsters that lurk under her bed, in the bath (wearing snorkel and flippers, ``he fights off all the sharks...and squashes them down the drain'') and in the treehouse. Read full book review >