Search Results: "J.T. Petty"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF WEST by Paul Pope
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Forget the capes and tights: this is an entirely accessible and richly imagined superhero tour de force. (Graphic adventure. 13 & up)"
A teenage superheroine vows to destroy the monster that killed her mother but discovers vengeance doesn't come without dire consequences. Read full book review >

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THE RISE OF AURORA WEST by Paul Pope
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Markedly different than its predecessor but a worthy tale nonetheless. (Graphic adventure. 12 & up)"
Before Battling Boy came to slay the monsters of Arcopolis, Aurora West sought out the monsters that terrorized her city and killed her mother. Read full book review >

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THE SQUAMPKIN PATCH by J.T. Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Includes a recipe for pumpkin-chocolate-chip cookies. (Fiction. 9-12)"
What happens when you cross a Lemony Snicket title and The Rocky Horror Picture Show? Read full book review >

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CLEMENCY POGUE by J.T. Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Try it on the ten-year-olds. (Fiction. 8-12)"
This isn't much of a story, but it has a certain cleverness, and it includes an irresistible scene of a bad little boy tearing apart a set of sofabed cushions, peeing on them, and then being stuck inside the folded, wet and shredded bedding. Read full book review >

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Orphans, Assassins and the Existential Eggplant by J.T. Gillett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2015

"An occasionally overstuffed but surprisingly touching medieval yarn."
Quests for immortality and true love intertwine in the debut novel from poet Gillet (The Responsibility of Madness, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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HIGH-RISE STORIES by Audrey Petty
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"A hard look at the consequences of poverty and flawed concepts of public housing and urban renewal."
An oral history of life in the public housing projects of Chicago, where thousands of low-income black families lived from the 1950s until their demolition, which began in 2003 under an optimistically titled "Plan for Transformation." Read full book review >

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LOCK & MORI by Heather W. Petty
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Mystery lovers will be pleased to have this whodunit, which is neither Victoriana nor steampunk. (Mystery. 13-15)"
The brilliant daughter of Detective Sgt. Moriarty meets posh Sherlock Holmes, so obviously there will be murders. Read full book review >

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THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS by J.T. LeRoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Strong, fierce, hard, and frankly astonishing."
LeRoy (Sarah, 2000) is something of a boy wonder—or horror, as the case may be. Read full book review >

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STRANDED by J.T. Dutton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2010

"Kelly Louise's fresh voice will change the way readers think about 'good' girls. (Fiction. YA)"
Named for actress Tina Louise, Ginger on Gilligan's Island, Kelly Louise and her single mother are leaving Des Moines for her mother's hometown, Heaven, Iowa. Read full book review >

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The Long Home by J.T. Stilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2016

"A sequel presents an ample and pronounced Christian doctrine but has a tale of individuals protecting their home against malicious baddies at its core."
Mortals and immortals reintroducing science and technology to New Earth have their peaceful realm threatened by evil beings planning an uprising in this second installment of a fantasy series. Read full book review >

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WHEN SHADOWS FALL by J.T. Ellison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Ellison's a competent writer, but Sam and the choir of men that falls at her feet really constitute a romance, not a thriller."
In Ellison's latest, Samantha Owens—a medical examiner with a tragic past—becomes enmeshed in another mysterious murder case. Read full book review >

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SAVING GRAPES by J.T Lundy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"A memorable, unexpectedly heartwarming romp."
Lundy's (Happy Utopia Day, Joe McCarthy, 2013) amusing tale of two hapless Illinoisans trying to raise quick cash in French wine country. Read full book review >