Search Results: "J. Kathleen Cheney"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDEN CITY by J. Kathleen Cheney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A diverting read, with plenty of loose ends for a sequel."
An ambitious debut from Cheney: part fantasy, part romance, part police procedural and part love letter to Lisbon in the early 1900s. Read full book review >

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THE SEAT OF MAGIC by J. Kathleen Cheney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Intriguing and fun, the mystery unfolds like a socially conscious tour through a cabinet of curiosities."
Cheney follows her debut (The Golden City, 2013) with a killer sequel filled with magical sea people, both living and dead. Read full book review >

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IN MY TIME by Dick Cheney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"The underlying point of the book is that Bush/Cheney were right in invading Iraq and waterboarding prisoners. Let the reader be the judge—until, that is, history decides on the matter."
George W. Bush's vice president speaks—sort of. Read full book review >

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THE CHINA YEAR by Emily Cheney Neville
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1991

"Except for the atmosphere, a miss. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A Newbery winner's disappointing latest, set in pre- Tienanmen Square China. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"A wealth of invaluable, road-tested advice for readers seeking to become happier, more self-aware and better equipped to enter into a healthy and enduring relationship."
The authors share what they've learned from 40 years of combined experience as marriage and family therapists in this debut self-help guide to emotional equilibrium. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NONFICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"Resources; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Seven pseudonymous first-person accounts from young adults of varied backgrounds (impersonated by models in the b&w photos), each followed by questions and answers pertaining to the drug discussed. Read full book review >

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ON THE DAY HIS DADDY LEFT by Eric J. Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A useful title for adults who counsel children, for teachers, and for parents who want a way to discuss divorce with their children. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Another in the Concept Book Series, this title deals with the guilt that many children feel when their parents divorce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 1995

"Books like this, whether from Left or Right, aim not to persuade but, like talk radio, to encourage bonding among the elect. (First serial to Reader's Digest; author tour)"
The conservative former head of the National Endowment for the Humanities fires this latest salvo in the culture wars. Read full book review >

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MANIC by Terri Cheney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Pedestrian epiphanies like these suggest that, while Cheney may have conquered mental illness, she hasn't yet overcome the solipsism manifest on every page of her boundlessly self-absorbed memoir."
An attorney writes about her decades-long struggle with manic depression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 2006

"A fascinating report filled with remarkable details, but definitely not for the squeamish."
Investigative journalist Cheney exposes the gruesome workings of a covert business that has grown up to supply the medical world's increasing demand for human body parts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BURNING WATER by Tod Cheney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2016

"A compelling, spare story that portrays its ugly, oil-disaster future as crude in more ways than one."
In a world ravaged by cataclysmic oil blowouts, a vagrant survivor witnesses the cruelties of a degraded civilization in Cheney's (So I Can See the Trees, 2013) dystopian novel. Read full book review >