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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THE SECOND GUARD by J.D. Vaughn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A carefully crafted and empowering coming-of-age tale that adds welcome diversity to the fantasy shelves. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
In the matrilineal monarchy of Tequende, when second-born children reach the tender age of 15, their families must surrender them to be trained as the mightiest soldiers in the land, known as the Second Guard. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CODFISH by J.D. McNeill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"McNeill sensitively explores the difficulty of change in this impressive debut, whether it's the increasing scarcity of good fishing, or a father and son needing to move on with their lives. (Fiction. 10-15)"
A thoughtful and at times riveting story of a 15-year-old boy who hasn't spoken since his mother died in a boating accident seven years earlier. Read full book review >

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PHOENIX by J.D. Dolan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2000

"Dolan unflinchingly peels away the layers from a family's secrets and fears, and in doing so creates a memorial to a brother lost too soon—as well as a powerful, unsettling lament for the ways in which life's hard realities can diminish one's dreams."
A beautifully written, painfully frank memoir about a death in the family, and a meditation on the fragile bonds of kinship in the modern world. Read full book review >

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CONCEALED IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"More heartfelt than most of Eve's futuristic adventures (Thankless in Death, 2013, etc.) but less suspenseful, since Eve decides pretty early on, based on little more than a hunch, who the killer is, and she turns out—lo and behold—to be right."
A grisly discovery in a decrepit Hell's Kitchen building opens a case for Lt. Eve Dallas that has its roots all the way back in 2045. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 28, 1962

"For our part, devotedly, we read on."
These two long short stories have previously appeared in the New Yorker and both deal with the eldest child and most outstanding member of the remarkable Glass family — Seymour Glass. Read full book review >

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CELEBRITY IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Robb does all too little with the promising notion of doubling the cops with the actresses who play them, or indeed with any other elements of this futuristic, but surprisingly retro, closed-circle game of Hollywood squares."
A Hollywood party at which Lt. Eve Dallas and Det. Delia Peabody get to spend quality time with the actresses playing them in a new movie is interrupted by what turns out to be only the latest in a long string of murders. Read full book review >

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TEN COMMANDMENTS by J.D. McClatchy
Released: March 26, 1998

37540137.798 McClatchy, J.D. TEN COMMANDMENTS In his most personal volume to date, critic and editor McClatchy exploits his literary friendships in poems that are more relaxed and autobiographical than his previously arch and allusive books. Read full book review >

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INDULGENCE IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Robb, the futuristic alter ego of Nora Roberts, has churned out more than 35 titles in the In Death series. Here there's a sprinkling of droids, techie hardware and off-planet references, but mainly an old-fashioned love story interrupted by gore."
Thrill killing 50 years in the future. Read full book review >

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THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger
Released: June 15, 1951

"A strict report, worthy of sympathy."
A violent surfacing of adolescence (which has little in common with Tarkington's earlier, broadly comic, Seventeen) has a compulsive impact. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2009

"Those wanting a fleshed-out argument will be disappointed."
A collection for truth-seekers that covers subjects from Catholicism to Salinger. Read full book review >

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Sawdust Empire by J.D. Howard
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tale about the timber industry that is as impressively rich and textured as the landscape it surveys."
Set in a sawmill town in the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the 20th century, this historical novel dramatically charts rising tensions that can only lead to disaster. Read full book review >