Search Results: "Jackson R. Bryer"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"A boon for general readers as well as literary scholars."
Carefully annotated trove of correspondence between Jazz Age icons. Read full book review >

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The Curse by A. R.  Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2015

"A brutal, off-putting story of generational violence.

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Jackson's debut novella tells the story of a family's horrifying secret. Read full book review >

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LIGHT by Robert Gardner
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
In the ``Investigate and Discover'' series, experiments covering the fundamental properties of light: reflection, refraction, diffraction, color, and the behavior of simple lenses. Read full book review >

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THE OLD WOMAN AND THE WAVE by Shelley Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Artful collage paintings, with snippets of maps to conjure terrae incognitae, allow the text to achieve its oblique promise of transcendence in the sudden, severe breach of routine. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this story of deliverance from Jackson, a curmudgeonly old woman discovers her liquid neighbor has greater things on its mind than raindrops and the occasional proffered fish. Read full book review >

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THE GAGGLE SISTERS RIVER TOUR by Chris Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The kooky, droll watercolors are a decided plus, but it is the dryly humorous, theatrical text that keeps the story going strong to the end, as readers applaud Dorothy's saintly patience and try to figure a way to reach into the pages to strangle Sadie. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A prima donna goose who practically defines pomposity gets a glimmering that her entourage of one—her sister—may well be indispensable to her success. Read full book review >

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SOPHIA, THE ALCHEMIST’S DOG by Shelley Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Truly magical. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Sophia's master is alchemist to the King, who gives him a yearly allowance to turn lead into gold, something the little brown dog's master has yet to accomplish. Read full book review >

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THE GAGGLE SISTERS SING AGAIN by Chris Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The watercolors, on the other hand, soothe as they transport readers to the Wriggle River. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This second go-round for Jackson's Gaggle Sisters, in a proposed trilogy, is curiously disjointed, but maintains the rhythm of their musical river tour. Read full book review >

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THE DOUBLECROSS by Jackson Pearce
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"International espionage plus wacky high jinks equals plot-twisting fun. (Thriller. 8-12)"
An unlikely hero becomes a double agent to save his parents and possibly the whole world. Read full book review >

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PURITY by Jackson Pearce
Released: April 24, 2012

"A purely satisfying look at mourning and sexuality—and even their connection. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Are death-bed promises meant to be forever? Read full book review >

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FATHOMLESS by Jackson Pearce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A tale dark, deep and strong, like the sea. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Even when surrounded by sisters, Celia and Lo feel alone, until a seaside encounter brings them together in this brooding paranormal romance. Read full book review >