Search Results: "J.C. Menapace"


BOOK REVIEW

Ramedio and the Strangers by J.C. Menapace
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"Well-crafted and honest."
Menapace (Letting Go of Mama, 2011) crafts a coming-of-age story that builds slowly but unfolds profoundly. Read full book review >

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WINK: THE NINJA WHO WANTED TO NAP by J.C. Phillipps
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2011

"Like its predecessor, definitely not a snoozer. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Ah, the price of fame. Read full book review >

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WINK, THE NINJA WHO WANTED TO BE NOTICED by J.C. Phillipps
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Better illustrated than plotted, but entertaining and accessible. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Flamboyant Wink, a flawed but talented young Ninja student, shows that finding one's true calling is as important as working hard. Read full book review >

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THE TYRANT'S DAUGHTER by J.C. Carleson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Smart, relevant, required reading. (author's note, commentary, further reading) (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A teenage girl from an unnamed Middle Eastern country attempts to come to terms with her dictator father's bloody legacy in this absorbing character-driven novel authored by a former CIA official. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 11, 1997

"Nevertheless, Joystick Nation will please its citizenry."
Here is a look at an essential part of American youth that goes beyond a mere chronicle to engage all of the political, social, and cultural implications of video games. Read full book review >

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Mays Landing by J.C. Mercer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2016

"An intriguing tale of a homeless drifter hoping to reinvent his life."
A suicidal young man decides to settle in New York's subway tunnels with a band of vagrants. Read full book review >

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BOOKED 4 MURDER by J.C. Eaton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"Eaton's debut introduces a retirement community filled with quirky characters and a sleuth who may have more talent for solving puzzles than she admits."
Can reading cause death? A most reluctant sleuth seeks an answer. Read full book review >

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THE SIMPLES LOVE A PICNIC by J.C. Phillipps
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"A funny family story packed with mayhem and good spirits. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Silly humor abounds as a family tries to enjoy a picnic in the park. Read full book review >

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MONKEY ONO by J.C. Phillipps
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2013

"Everyone loves a beach day, and they'll love Monkey Ono too—Bananza! (Picture book. 2-6)"
Stuffed animal Monkey Ono loves Beach Day (almost as much as making plans…). Read full book review >

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HOW YOU LOSE by J.C. Amberchele
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Amberchele, now serving time in prison, won two first-prize PEN prison-writing awards. He demonstrates talent here, but too many of the very loosely linked sections that fill out the volume are unconvincing and meander away from the story's heart."
A powerful premise linking stories about a survivor on the one hand and the perpetrator of a violent crime on the other dwindles into halfhearted sketches of other only minimally related characters. Read full book review >

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WM & H'RY by J.C. Hallman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2013

"A readable treatment of a scholarly subject."
A short critique of the letters between the famous James brothers provides an engaging footnote on the relationship and occasional rivalry between two of the finest minds of modern times. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 2006

"Interesting, but not insightful."
A quirky, ultimately unsatisfying investigation of religious belief. Read full book review >