Search Results: "James Brook"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PRONE GUNMAN by Jean-Patrick Manchette
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 2002

"Brutal and bracing: Terrier's tale fascinates even as it chills."
The second English translation of the late Manchette (Three To Kill, p. 146). Read full book review >

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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AWESOME OCTOBER
by Bobbi Dumas

Oh wow, too many great titles out this month!

I’m almost finished with Sherry Thomas’ second Charlotte Holmes/Sherlock Holmes book,  A Conspiracy in Belgravia and it’s just fabulous (full disclosure, Sherry Thomas sent me the audio CDs because I couldn’t get them from the audio publisher, but anyone who knows me knows I love everything she writes and ...


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JAMES PARKS AND BEN COSTA
by Alex Heimbach

“A skeleton and a slime walk into a bar…” That may sound like the wind up to a very nerdy joke, but it’s actually the set up for a scene in James Parks and Ben Costa’s new YA graphic novel, Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo: The Road to Epoli, which, to be fair, is full of very nerdy — ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A magic-carpet conducted by a genial, learned host."
Details in the noted Dutch artist's paintings lead readers through doorways into the period when the world was becoming increasingly interconnected. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL FRIENDS by Holly Brook-Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A bright and pleasant tactile title. (Board book. 6 mos.-1)"
The world of animals is explored in this touch-and-feel board book. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNEY OF ENGLISH by Donna Brook
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 1998

"Zallinger's artwork takes a realistic approach that works well covering both the language's ancient origins and its more contemporary influences. (maps, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
This spirited tour of the origin and growth of the English language, only slightly longer than a picture book, can get boosterish ("in India, gaining education, power, and wealth means learning English"), but illustrates well the simple fact that languages don't evolve in a vacuum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"The debut of a sharp new pundit, just in time for an overdue national debate."
An impassioned new voice proffers political self-help for a downtrodden polity. Read full book review >

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THE AFTERMATH by Rhidian Brook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Uneven storytelling fails to do justice to a fascinating moment in history."
The ruins of post-World War II Germany provide the complicated emotional background to a sensitive but inconsistent story exploring the fallout from epic catastrophe and loss. Read full book review >