Search Results: "Grady McFerrin"


BOOK REVIEW

ORCHARDS by Holly Thompson
FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"Nevertheless, this first young adult outing is a fast-paced page-turner that explores the rippling effects of suicide. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
After a friend hangs herself, biracial 14-year-old Kana Golberg is shipped out to her family in Japan to work in the sweltering heat tending to their mikan orange groves. Read full book review >

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THE LOST COLONY: BOOK 3 by Grady Klein
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Visually engaging, but otherwise an utter mess."
An absurdly whimsical graphic novel devised with more style than substance. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2006

"They will also leave readers profoundly affected by not only the dangers of these often-unpredictable potential pandemics, but by the complex challenges facing medical professionals who fight to understand and contain them. (source notes, Internet resources, further reading) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Grady, author of a number of New York Times articles on the topic, describes in personal, sometimes-heartrending detail her 2005 visit to Angola to cover the outbreak of Marburg fever there. Read full book review >

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RIVER OF DARKNESS by James Grady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

"A brooding, ambitious, and rather long wrap-up of everything awful in the American spy business."
The secret war in Laos, the Kurds, the cold war, the drug war, Watergate, and Iran-contra are among the submerged stumps and sand bars here through which paddle sundry good and evil employees of the American intelligence industry. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2006

"An unusual take on American history and colonial experience, Klein's first graphic novel, while aspirant, may not hold wide audience appeal. (Graphic novel. YA)"
In this brightly colored and busily illustrated graphic novel, Klein introduces young Bertha "Birdy" Snodgrass. Read full book review >

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MY BEST FRIEND'S EXORCISM by Grady Hendrix
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"Certainly not for all readers, but anyone interested in seeing William Peter Blatty's infamous The Exorcist (1971) by way of Heathers shouldn't miss it."
The wonder of friendship proves to be stronger than the power of Christ when an ancient demon possesses a teenage girl. Read full book review >

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WHITE FLAME by James Grady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"Grady has created a protagonist who lingers in the mind long after the last shot is fired. (Film rights to Tristar; $200,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
By the author of River of Darkness (1991), among several others, a so-so Washington thriller whose best scenes, though, rise to memorable heights. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"While he doesn't delve deeply into the philosophical questions raised by this fascinating medium, he does mention them, and presents a coherent picture of the technology to date. (b&w illustrations, photographs, index, not seen, glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
In the Science Sourcebook series, a clear and sensible approach to the wonders and mysteries of virtual reality, including its history and some possible scenarios for the future. Read full book review >

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UNUSUAL SUSPECTS by James Grady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1996

"A satisfyingly grim harvest that's well worth your time and money, even if you don't care about fighting world hunger."
Unusual suspects is right. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Ranging from the comic to the catastrophic, carefully including women of all ages and sizes: a collection a mile wide and an inch deep, smoothing over far more than it reveals."
A debut collection of 12 tales, by poet and novelist McFerrin (Namako, 1998), offers myriad views of women faced with difficult or awkward choices—but holds them at such a safe distance that neither the women nor their circumstances are especially compelling. Read full book review >

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LAST DAYS OF THE CONDOR by James Grady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Grady's anti-heroic spy returns in fine form in an up-to-the-minute novel to which the author, a former Washington investigator, brings plenty of insider knowledge."
Having captured the spy culture of the paranoid Cold War era in his 1974 novel Six Days of the Condor (filmed as Three Days of the Condor with Robert Redford), Grady now depicts the convoluted, cutthroat state of intelligence in the post-9/11 world.Read full book review >