Search Results: "Jake Page"


BOOK REVIEW

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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THE KNOTTED STRINGS by Jake Page
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1995

"Only the ending—revealing a murderer who manages to be at once obvious and obscure—is a letdown."
When Hollywood director Andrew Pindaric's movie about the 1680 Pueblo rebellion is disrupted by the deaths of two governors, the murder of the celluloid governor—leading man Gregorio Velasquez, who plays the Spanish colonial ruler against whom the Pueblos revolted—raises hackles and fears around the shoot. Read full book review >

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THE LETHAL PARTNER by Jake Page
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 1996

"As usual, Mo heads an agreeably venal, zany cast, and the culprit is well-hidden—if you can overlook the casually culpable use of the long arm of coincidence."
Against an uneasy backdrop of killings—two unidentified Anglo women have been found killed and discarded (one in the town dump, the other in a dumpster) over the past two weeks—Southwest Creations Gallery manager Anita Montague is murdered and shoved into a nearby drainpipe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2003

"Not quite special enough to stand out in a very crowded field."
Single-volume compendium covering the histories of some 500 Native American groups from misty prehistory to the present, by nature writer and Indian historian Page (Songs to Birds, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DEADLY CANYON by Jake Page
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1994

"Just enough mystery to give the engaging cast something to do while they're waiting for the final holocaust."
Blind Santa Fe sculptor Mo Bowdre has been commissioned to design a monumental sculpture for the Desert Research Center in the Peloncillo Mountains—but he hasn't; he's really been drafted, after his success in recovering The Stolen Gods (1993), to help FBI agent Larry Collins round up a ring of pre-Columbian antiquities smugglers. Read full book review >

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SONGS TO BIRDS by Jake Page
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"Page urges readers to pass along nature books to friends and to hold on only to field guides—this, however, is a nature book to keep."
Twenty delightful essays about nature and, especially, birds- -many of which appeared originally in Smithsonian, Country, and elsewhere. Read full book review >

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THE STOLEN GODS by Jake Page
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Veteran author Page (Demon State, etc., etc.) writes with a slyly lazy charm that keeps the Hopi lore under control in this laid-back sabbatical for Tony Hillerman fans."
Introducing blind Santa Fe sculptor Mo Bowdre, who has to compete with a bevy of other detectives to track down the Hopi kachinas stolen from the Meyers gallery the night unscrupulous owner Walter Meyers was killed. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"A work of science that reads like a good mystery—and that's entertainment. (Thirty-eight line drawings and seventeen halftones)"
Big-league environmental events—chronicled in absorbing, illuminating style by Officer (Earth Sciences & Engineering/Dartmouth) and Page (Songs to Birds, reviewed below, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 27, 2002

"Affording glimpses into both scientific detection processes and vicious academic infighting, this will appeal to scientists and general readers alike."
Engrossing account of recent developments in a long-running and contentious scientific debate. Read full book review >

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DON'T TURN THE PAGE! by Rachelle Burk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2014

"A charming, metafictive good night. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This book within a book tells the story of a little hedgehog who resists reading a bedtime story about a little bear—or is it also a story about a little bear who reads a book about a little hedgehog? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A worthy addition to the history of the struggle for Native American rights."
A well-shaped, detailed history of an Apache band tested in battle and in the courtroom. Read full book review >

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RALEIGH’S PAGE by Alan Armstrong
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"It's an absorbing historical adventure from an emerging master. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Young Andrew's mind's been set afire by his teacher's enthusiasm for the opportunities offered by America, so when his father finds him a position as page to Sir Walter Raleigh, he dares to hope for overseas excitement. Read full book review >