Search Results: "J.M. DeMatteis"


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IMAGINALIS by J.M. DeMatteis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Hum. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Veteran comic-book writer DeMatteis tries to make a middle-grade fantasy out of the naked desire of so many youngsters to live in the books they love. Read full book review >

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ABADAZAD by J.M. DeMatteis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"A promising start for readers between Jennifer and Matt Holms's Babymouse (2005) and Jeff Smith's Bone (2005). (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Expanded from a well-received comic into a hybrid text-and-graphic-novel format, this first of a planned four episodes introduces sullen-but-sensitive teen diarist Kate Jameson. Read full book review >

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J.M. COETZEE AND THE LIFE OF WRITING by David Attwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Recent work receives comparatively short shrift, but Attwell provides a solid foundation for a literary appreciation."
A literary biography illuminating the development of the Nobel Prize-winning author's work. 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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SPEED OF LIFE by J.M. Kelly
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Feminist readers in particular will appreciate this strong young woman who doesn't conform to gender norms. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Crystal has always wanted to escape poverty, but she never thought her plan would involve vintage muscle cars and a baby. Read full book review >

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BACKHAND SMASH by J.M. Gregson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"The competition to see who hated Fitton most overshadows any rivalry on Birch Fields' courts, and it's a sure bet that the final outcome of Gregson's solid procedural won't be 1-love."
A recently integrated tennis club is the scene of a murder. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDHOOD OF JESUS by J.M. Coetzee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"This is an unconventional novel indeed, with inscrutable characters wandering through a bleak and tenebrous world."
Nobel Prize winner Coetzee delivers a deliberately paced and enigmatic novel about a strange child and his surrogate mother and father. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE by J.M. Gregson
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Once again, Lambert and Hook tread ground already better trod by DCI Percy Peach in Gregson's alternative, slightly edgier series."
Chief Superintendent Lambert and Sgt. Bert Hook (Die Happy, 2011, etc.) investigate the death of a National Trust curator. Read full book review >

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MERELY PLAYERS by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2011

"Another meat-and-potatoes procedural from the reliable Gregson."
The murder of a TV actor leaves too many suspects and too few clues to suit DCI Percy Peach (Wild Justice, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MARKET by J.M. Steele
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2008

"A lingering wrap-up is the only lag in this otherwise fun and chatty read. (Fiction. YA)"
Kate Winthrop, a senior at Millbank High School in New Jersey, accepts her role as a smart but geeky girl with a good heart—but c'mon, a ranking of 71 out of 140 girls in the Millbank Social Stock Market game? Read full book review >

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REMAINS TO BE SEEN by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"A by-the-book procedural with too many loose ends to satisfy any but the most devoted Peach fans."
A drug bust turns into a murder investigation when a fire leaves a charred corpse on a dealer's posh Lancashire estate. Read full book review >

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TOO MUCH OF WATER by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 30, 2005

"It's a modest though genuine pleasure watching Lambert and Hook civilly unmask everyone within a five-mile radius but a disappointment when the most obvious and least interesting suspect turns out to be the killer."
Oldford CID veteran Supt. John Lambert and his faithful sidekick, DS Bert Hook, ask who strangled an adult student returning to university and dumped her body in the Severn. Read full book review >