Search Results: "J.B. Manas"


BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 30, 2012

"An impressively original take on alternative history."
In this time-travel thriller, debut authors Miller and Manas spin a clever, original variation on a classic alternative history premise: What if it were possible to travel back in time and kill Adolf Hitler? Read full book review >

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I DON'T KNOW HOW THE STORY ENDS by J.B. Cheaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Impressive on all fronts. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
The early days of cinema change a young girl's perspective on war. Read full book review >

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BLACK BEANS & VICE by J.B. Stanley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Calorie-conflicted cozy fans will enjoy the latest exploits of the Supper Club (The Battered Body, 2009, etc.) along with the appended recipes."
The five members of the Supper Club of Quincy's Gap, always looking for new ways to slim down, try hypnotherapy, with mixed results. Read full book review >

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THE ONCE AND FUTURE WORLD by J.B. MacKinnon
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"An intriguing but uneven perspective on rewilding. If the image of a bit of lichen clinging to the slopes of a single mountain appeals to you as an apt metaphor for life on planet Earth, this book is for you."
An earnest but diffuse look at what we mean when we talk about nature and the natural world and why what we think about nature is important. Read full book review >

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AN ABSENCE OF ETHICS by J.B. Millhollin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2014

"A somewhat formulaic but still well-crafted suspense story."
A legal thriller that looks at the corrosive effects organized crime has on the moral compasses of normally well-intentioned people. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS PARTY ALL NIGHT LONG by Adam J.B. Lane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Though this is at least the third 'monster party' of the year for young readers, it's definitely not one to miss. (Picture book. 6-8)"
This uneven but promising, sometimes hysterically funny debut showcases framed, compressed-perspective bas-relief illustrations—all of which feature monsters of various oogy aspect and texture boogeying down at a party thrown by lonely Dracula. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINDOWS by J.B. Pontalis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2003

"The introduction sums it up: 'It reads as if it were written first and foremost for the author himself and only secondarily for his readers.'"
A French psychoanalyst takes a decidedly literary approach to the classification of different terms used in his profession. Read full book review >

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SOMEBODY ON THIS BUS IS GOING TO BE FAMOUS by J.B. Cheaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Cheaney effectively combines multiple layers of mystery with an uplifting message about resilience. (Mystery. 10-14)"
An intriguing mystery, a cataclysmic storm and a school bus accident converge with extraordinary results. Read full book review >

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THE PLAYMAKER by J.B. Cheaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"It might be read as a companion to Gary Blackwood's The Shakespeare Stealer (1998). (Fiction. 11-13)"
In a mystery set in Elizabethan London, 14-year-old Richard Malory joins Shakespeare's theater company and discovers a Catholic plot against the queen. Read full book review >

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THE BIG EMPTY by J.B. Stephens
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Add in a couple of interesting twists at the climax that wrap up the plot nicely, but leave room for a possible sequel, and you have a fun sci-fi read that will appeal to fans of Alison Goodman's Singing the Dogstar Blues (2003) and Garth Nix's Shade's Children (1997). (Science fiction. 12-14)"
In a near future, post-apocalyptic US (population cut in half, military dictatorship in Washington), seven teens meet in a small Missouri town, forced to work together for survival. Read full book review >