Search Results: "Jake Halpern"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2003

"Throwbacks, maybe, but Halpern is 'impressed by their fierce pioneer spirit, clearly atavistic, but proudly unyielding.' You will be, too. (12 b&w photos)"
Five choice samples from Halpern's journalistic beat of "outlandish and often hellish [places] inhabited by a handful of stalwarts who refused to leave." Read full book review >

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JAKE by Audrey Couloumbis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Pleasant and satisfying. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ten-year-old Jake's holiday season gets off to an inauspicious start when his widowed mom slips on the ice in a mall parking lot before Christmas and has to be hospitalized. Read full book review >

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BAD PAPER by Jake Halpern
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Halpern brings unexpected literary heft to the world of debt collection."
An investigation of the bottom-feeding underworld of debt collecting and its disreputable cast of rip-off artists. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2007

"An astute look at the mighty vortex of fame, which this author believes will only get more powerful."
NPR commentator Halpern (Braving Home, 2003) investigates the psychological and societal forces behind America's growing addiction to celebrity. Read full book review >

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WORLD'S END by Jake Halpern
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Fantasy fans can find better with their eyes closed. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Further developing the credibility-stretching premise of Dormia (2009)—that the narcoleptic residents of a secret country are more active when asleep than awake—this sequel carries heavy-lidded half-Dormian Alfonso on a circuitous route from the catacombs of Paris to the icy Urals in pursuit both of his father and an evil 600-year-old hemophiliac superwarrior. Read full book review >

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EDGELAND by Jake Halpern
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"As the living help to liberate the dead, intriguing characters roam the pages of a lifeless story. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
After being banished from House Aron for stealing, orphan Wren must endure the bleak life of a grayling on the island of Edgeland, living underground and supporting herself through thievery. Read full book review >

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NIGHTFALL by Jake Halpern
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"The teens' desperate journey to find their way off the island will keep readers turning pages. (Paranormal adventure. 12-18)"
Three 14-year-olds struggle to survive as they find themselves accidentally left behind when their town migrates away from the 14-year-long Night that is descending upon their island. Read full book review >

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JUST JAKE by Jake Marcionette
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"It's an eye-catching read without a whole lot of depth. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sixth-grader Jake Mathews' popularity has just fallen "off a cliff and [sunk] to the bottom of the ocean." Read full book review >

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JAKE GOES PEANUTS by Michael Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"And the quality of the book's color alone makes it stand out; even the dark ones are buffed to radiance. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It matters not a whit that Wright's latest Jake adventure is a story so well traveled there are holes in its elbows, for it delights the ear and the eye. Read full book review >

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Jake & Clara by David R. Stokes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2015

"A potent, nearly perfect brew of politics, murder, mayhem, and mystery.
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Stokes' (How to Keep Calm and Carry On, 2014, etc.) crisp work of historical fiction animates the most sensational homicide trial in the criminal annals of Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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LUCKY JAKE by Sharon Hart Addy
ADVENTURE
Released: May 7, 2007

"A treasure. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Jake is, indeed, lucky. Read full book review >

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FINDING JAKE by Bryan Reardon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A compelling read; disturbingly relevant in contemporary America."
A father hears about a shooting incident at his son's high school—and then finds his son is one of the suspected killers. Read full book review >