Search Results: "Grant Jerkins"


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AT THE END OF THE ROAD by Grant Jerkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Suspense rather than mystery is the order of the day in Jerkins' grisly debut."
A young boy grapples with unimaginable horror in rural Georgia. Read full book review >

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THE NINTH STEP by Grant Jerkins
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Jerkins (At the End of the Road, 2011, etc.) produces a twisted valentine to noir masters James M. Cain and Cornell Woolrich that still creates its own distinctive nightmare world."
An irresistibly nerve-racking account of the consequences that follow from the chance meeting of two drivers, neither of whom ever should have taken the wheel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"At its best, the book reveals complicated, messily human responses to knotty problems. Never intended as the final word on the black female experience in America today, it uncovers the effect of social forces on one perceptive young woman."
In the provocative essays collected in her first book, Jerkins meditates on how it feels to be a black woman in the United States today. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Leigh Grant
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Other versions of the song abound, but this may well supersede them all. (Picture book/folklore. 9+)"
An enlightening rendition of the holiday song, enhanced by generous historical notes and elaborate, festive illustrations. Read full book review >

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SMALL BONES by Vicki Grant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Clues come at just the right pace for the readers to crack the puzzle right along with the protagonist in this mystery, one of seven linked novels publishing simultaneously. (Historical mystery. 12-16)"
In a witty and believable 1964 Ontario, a foundling teen investigates the circumstances of her own birth. Read full book review >

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GONE by Michael Grant
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Grant attempts to deal with too much, from autism to bulimia to divided families, and the thin writing is unable to sustain the weight of those issues. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Teens survive in a shifted world. Read full book review >

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DARK PARTIES by Sara Grant
FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2011

"True fans of dystopia will find more original and thought-provoking storylines elsewhere, but less exacting readers will enjoy it. (Dystopia. 12 & up)"
This debut dystopian novel manages to turn an overused plot into a quick, entertaining read. Read full book review >

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THE TRAP by Michael Grant
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"That said, Grant's talent for quick dialogue and vivid descriptions still shines and will have fans eager for book three. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
This series continues as unlikely hero Mack, accompanied by bully-turned-bodyguard Stefan and spunky Jarrah, try to find the remaining 10 members of the Magnificent 12. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 14, 1990

A tellingly detailed history of the West's counterinsurgency campaigns in post-WW II Indochina, which is notable, among other things, for its attention to Vietnamese viewpoints. Read full book review >

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36 QUESTIONS THAT CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT YOU by Vicki Grant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A good concept with smart characterization that can't sustain its page count. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Two strangers take part in a psychological experiment on intimacy in the era of social media. Read full book review >