Search Results: "J.B. Walker"


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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 >

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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 >

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Released: Nov. 15, 1993

"A second volume, bringing the story up to the present, has been announced and is prayerfully awaited; meanwhile, get this one before it disappears again. (B&w illustrations—139—and an appendix of specific performance comparisons)"
It's no exaggeration to say that this is the single most important music book published this year, perhaps in several years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"MacKinnon is a fine storyteller and his crisp, imaginative writing is well-suited to this somewhat unorthodox detective story enmeshed in the secret history of the country's volatile politics."
A journalist turns detective in the case of his dead uncle, murdered during the unrest of the Dominican revolution. Read full book review >

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THE BATTERED BODY by J.B. Stanley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2009

"As wholesome as macaroni and cheese and about as exciting. Includes several high-calorie recipes (not tested)."
A cooking-show diva is canceled. Read full book review >

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THE MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE by J.B. Cheaney
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 8, 2007

"While Cheaney provides plenty of 'oh-my-gosh' scenarios with Gee's escapades, the story, as the trip, tends to drag on a bit until the climactic conclusion, despite the crafty, descriptive first-person narrative. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Ronnie takes care of her ADHD little brother, Gee, with more responsibility than usual for a 13-year-old, while developing her own philosophy from a self-help book. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND THE ENEMY by J.B. Cheaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2005

"Fans of Cheaney's Elizabethan thrillers The Playmaker (2000) and The True Prince (2004) will find this equally compelling. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
War is a complicated thing for 11-year-old Hazel Anderson. Read full book review >

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HAPPY IS COOL. by J.B. Brocato
Released: June 29, 2014

"A straightforward, concise self-help guide for readers who have the courage to trust their own feelings."
Professional life coach Brocato's (Manage Yourself, 2011, etc.) third self-help book describes how to achieve "coolness" by cultivating positive traits that engender happiness. Read full book review >

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CHILI CON CORPSES by J.B. Stanley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Not by any means a challenging puzzle. But the Mexican recipes, the cozy hometown setting and a touch of romance make it a pleasant read."
When murder comes to the Luray Caverns, a group of small-town Virginia friends play sleuth. Read full book review >