Search Results: "J.M. Blaine"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2013

"Still, a glimpse into a world that few readers know firsthand—and good thing for them."
"Sometimes I wonder if magical thinking is my alcohol," writes Blaine, a crisis interventionist in Nashville, in this self-aware, literate memoir of adventures in the para-shrink trade. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"A rewarding book with much to offer, including the likely spark of new interest in how singular choices made by both men and nations can reverberate for generations."
The carnage of war, the rise of a dictator and one North Korean defector's life story all come together in this combination of biography, military history and exposé. Read full book review >

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BORN ON THE BAYOU by Blaine Lourd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"There's not a lot of art here, but there's plenty of heart and intelligence."
A memoir of life in the "lowest part of Louisiana…arguably the wettest, wildest, and freest part of the country." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 1996

"The images are of varying quality, and their reproduction is less than ideal, but collectively, they relate a terrible story whose aftermath remains with us eight decades later. (Penguin; $39.95; Nov. 11; 432 pages; ISBN 0-670-87119-2)"
This companion volume to a PBS documentary series (to air in November) offers a cultural as well as a military portrait of the war that, the authors say, set the scene for events that would play out through the rest of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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THE COLONY by Blaine C. Readler
Released: July 16, 2012

"Gasp-eliciting action and ingenious monsters propel the reader past the lackluster personalities."
Tiny, self-replicating machines join forces to assail a secluded farm in Readler's (Off the Grid, 2011) entertaining though uneven sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >

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ELSINORE CANYON by J.M.
Released: Dec. 28, 2013

"An imperfect YA adaptation of a classic but a striking one nonetheless."
A debut novel that offers a modern, young-adult retelling of Hamlet with a female stand-in for Shakespeare's title character. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"Military buffs who overlook the purple prose will enjoy a brisk, nuts-and-bolts description of air warfare in the murderously flimsy flying machines of 1918."
Breezy, journalistic biography of America's greatest World War I fighter ace—until a German ace shot him down six weeks before the armistice. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2009

"The rotating format offers little in the way of analysis and very few conclusions, but the author offers valid testimony for the specific concerns of women in an industry increasingly in the spotlight."
A sympathetic look at the lives and work of three nannies. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT BAND OF MERCY by Michael Blaine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A nice take on reporting before it got respectable."
Following a trail of evidence that begins with dead cats and winds through seamy cellars into the poshest Protestant parlors, a Jewish reporter lays bare some of the worst horrors of 19th-century New York. Read full book review >

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THE DESPERATE SEASON by Michael Blaine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A tale that ends with happiness, hard wisdom, and matured strength for those who survive. (Author tour)"
Blaine's first outing is a brutal, emotionally undercooked saga of a schizophrenic inmate who has a grievance against mom and dad, gets a big fast gun and does quick simple harm. Read full book review >

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THE TAKER by J.M. Steele
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Entertaining, even if slightly predictable. (Fiction. YA)"
Carly always saw Princeton in her future, until she received her less-than-Ivy-League SAT scores. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE EARNING by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Despite clever plotting, though, Peach is no peach."
Two students devise the Perfect Crime: steal a set of Jane Austen first editions from the residence of the pompous Director of the University of East Lancashire, Dr. George Carter, better known as Claptrap Carter. Read full book review >