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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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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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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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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THE TRUE PRINCE by J.B. Cheaney
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

A new Robin Hood rides in London, robbing gentlemen, humiliating rivals in Elizabeth's Court, and threatening the reputation of Shakespeare's theater. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STIFFS AND SWINE by J.B. Stanley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The fourth in Stanley's food-loving series is no great mystery, but foodies will love the recipes and fans the new adventures of the five friends."
Five food-loving friends accept an offer to serve as judges at a barbecue contest where murder is a side dish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"A bracing cooperative effort taking readers as close to war as humanly possible."
Iraq war experiences from those who were there. Read full book review >