Search Results: "J.D. Lasica"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2005

"Frequently riveting, occasionally long-winded. Well worth your time, but read fast: it has the unwritten expiration date of a Wired article on tech trends."
Sprawling account of the battle between corporations and creative individuals over what constitutes the proper use of digital media. Read full book review >

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GOOD DAY IN HELL by J.D. Rhoades
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 28, 2006

"Violent and occasionally melodramatic, but never dull."
Bounty hunter Jack Keller (The Devil's Right Hand, 2004) is back for a second stab at catching killers only a tad more homicidal than he is. Read full book review >

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THE LOW LIVES by J.D. Rush
Released: Jan. 10, 2011

"A full rendering of the highs and lows of being homeless."
A homeless youth in San Francisco searches for true freedom in Rush's debut. Read full book review >

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OBSESSION IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"More futuristic tech than usual but little suspense, less mystery and a generic culprit. Even Eve's final confrontation with her prey, normally a strength of this venerable series, is a letdown. Happy New Year."
Lt. Eve Dallas celebrates the final week of 2060 and her own 40th appearance (Concealed in Death, 2014, etc.) by matching wits with a killer who wants to be her friend in the worst way.Read full book review >

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HILLBILLY ELEGY by J.D. Vance
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 2016

"An unusually timely and deeply affecting view of a social class whose health and economic problems are making headlines in this election year."
A Yale Law School graduate's account of his traumatic hillbilly childhood and the plight of America's angry white working class. Read full book review >

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Soldier On by J.D. Wynne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2015

"A knowing service-drama/romance that's neither an armed forces recruiting tool nor a trendy political broadside."
In this debut novel, a young heroine on an American Air Force base in Afghanistan confronts a minefield of interpersonal relationships. Read full book review >

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SECRETS IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"The 45th entry in this fleet, easy-reading series provides a dramatic opening scene, a second act guaranteed to raise your most self-righteous hackles, and a denouement even Robb must have recognized as an anticlimax."
Lt. Eve Dallas (Echoes in Death, 2017, etc.) investigates the murder of a gossip columnist whose death answers a thousand prayers. Read full book review >

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BOTH SIDES OF THE WISH by J.D. Howard
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A witty, colorful debut about a young man's struggle for redemption."
A first novel that delivers a tale of drugs, love and adventure. Read full book review >

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J.P. HOMER'S THE THESODDY by J.D. Peterson
Released: Oct. 2, 2006

"This zany parody is, ultimately, all for fun and fun for none. (Fiction. 10+)"
Lewis Carroll meets Homer in this parody of The Odyssey, an "epic" poem that may have a difficult time finding an audience. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 22, 2011

"Despite being a novel, Proffitt's book has the potential for being an effective introduction to the complexity and highly personal nature of the American Civil War in a classroom setting—others will find it easy-to-read, escapist literature."
Proffitt's first novel is historical fiction set against the complex social and political conflict that existed during the Civil War. Read full book review >