Search Results: "J.L. Doty"


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CHILD OF THE SWORD by J.L. Doty
Released: Nov. 9, 2012

"A fine fantasy novel that will provide readers with a good weekend escape from reality."
Doty (When Dead Ain't Enough, 2012, etc.) conjures a magical world of witches, wizards and war in this high-energy first installment of an epic-fantasy series. Read full book review >

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COUNTING TO INFINITY by J.L. Abramo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 2004

"More Runyon than Hammett, with bullets racing wisecracks, the best courtesy of Darlene: 'If they can send a man to the moon, why can't they send them all there?'"
A macho San Francisco p.i. quips his way in and out of trouble. Read full book review >

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CATCHING WATER IN A NET by J.L. Abramo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"Fast-paced, convoluted, and comfortably familiar—all of which ought to please pulp diehards and fans who can never get enough roughage."
The winner of the St. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 23, 2011

"At times excessively patriotic, but on the whole an entertaining, edifying account of the War on Terror in full swing."
A fictional account of SEAL Team 6, the unit responsible for the assassination of Osama bin Laden, taking on other covert operations. Read full book review >

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Good Girl/Best Girl by J.L. Saporta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"A fast, entertaining read but one with disappointingly little complexity."
A fictionalized account of call girls craving commitment and genuine intimacy. Read full book review >

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STORM SHELTER by J.L. Delozier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2017

"An unconventional mystery that's smart and unpredictable."
A staff psychologist at a disaster shelter must deal with an imminent hurricane and a murderer among the stir-crazy group in this thriller. Read full book review >

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FIREBIRD by Mark Doty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 1999

"A short, effusive, and wisely compassionate backward glance on a life that, while less than the sum of its parts, has healed as much as it has hurt."
A bittersweet portrait of the artist as a young homosexual, coming to terms with his parents and finding that "the thing that harms turns out, sometimes, to be the very thing that restores." Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"War's most vulnerable victims, stepping up to have their say. (introductory and biographical notes) (Nonfiction. 16 & up)"
Seventeen wrenching accounts, most previously unpublished and either personal or based on interviews, from witnesses who as children or teenagers were caught up in wars or internecine violence. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2011

"A compassionate and moving window on a harsh world. (glossary of Zulu words) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Set in an impoverished South African shantytown where post-Apartheid freedom is overshadowed by rampant AIDS and intractable poverty, this novel takes a loving, clear-eyed look at the clash of old and new through the experience of one appealing teenager. Read full book review >

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DOG YEARS by Mark Doty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2007

"A profound reflection on hope, and a song of praise for the dead."
"The fact that I know that stories of faithful dogs are kitsch does not in the least diminish their power," notes poet and memoirist Doty (Still Life with Oyster and Lemon, 2001, etc.), who goes on to write something rather amazing. Read full book review >