Search Results: "Jack Devine"


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GOOD HUNTING by Jack Devine
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"Devine's attention to detail translates into a finely delineated memoir of his selective undercover tradecraft."
Veteran CIA covert operative Devine highlights his career foiling trouble from Chile to Afghanistan. The book was co-authored by Houston Chronicle managing editor Loeb (King's Counsel: A Memoir of War, Espionage, and Diplomacy in the Middle East, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING by Conor Devine
Released: Jan. 26, 2013

"A deeply personal memoir that will likely cheer those suffering from chronic illnesses."
In this debut memoir, Irish surveyor Devine recounts his struggle to come to terms with multiple sclerosis. Read full book review >

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Sleeping Between the Rails by Carroll Devine
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2016

"A book full of vivid descriptions of adventures from Spain to Thailand that later descends jarringly into horror."
A memoir of a five-and-a-half year sojourn through some of the world's more exotic, and dangerous, places. Read full book review >

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THE SCOTTISH NATION by T.M. Devine
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 1999

"A must read for anyone interested in Scotland's history."
A comprehensive, lucidly written history of Scotland, a nation that despite its small size has had a disproportionate impact on the world's intellectual and industrial development. Read full book review >

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PRESS PLAY by Eric Devine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Too long, too simple. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An intense cult surrounding an all-state high school lacrosse team is slowly exposed by the school's largest student. Read full book review >

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TAP OUT by Eric Devine
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This is bound to have huge appeal to kids whose lives are being mirrored, and it may prompt luckier readers to take some positive action. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A boy who knows only grinding despair finds hope within the walls of a gym. Read full book review >

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LOOK PAST by Eric Devine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A solid serial-killer thriller for horror fans who'd like to root for the queer kid. (Thriller. 13 & up)"
Sweet, popular Mary, the pastor's daughter, has been viciously murdered, and the killer makes it clear that it's because of her relationship with Avery, a transgender boy. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 22, 2012

"A Christianity-infused work that begins as a moral argument but devolves into exhaustive proselytizing."
Devine, in his nonfiction debut, argues for the Judeo-Christian ideal of forgiveness over the "principle of self-interest." Read full book review >

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THE VOICES OF HEAVEN by Maija Rhee Devine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2013

"A complex, uniquely Korean love story that shouldn't be missed."
In Devine's debut novel, war and traditional Confucianism tear apart an idyllic Korean family. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE TROUBLE IN ME by Jack Gantos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Readers will laugh, possibly uneasily, at Jack's reckless antics and lack of impulse control, but they will probably also sympathize with his deep itch to make a change. (preface, afterword) (Historical fiction. 13-15)"
A misbegotten effort to reinvent himself leads young "Jack" to burn his notebooks and clothes, though not quite his bridges, in Gantos' latest burst of confessional fiction. Read full book review >