Search Results: "James Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

FARM by James Brown
by James Brown, illustrated by James Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Simple and beautiful. (Board book. 3 mos.-2)"
A graphically striking introduction to farm animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOS ANGELES DIARIES by James Brown
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Well-written and unspeakably sad, though often predictable."
A latter-day Thomas De Quincey who began "eating" when he was nine writes powerfully if repetitively about how drugs and alcohol destroyed his family and severely damaged him. Read full book review >

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LUCKY TOWN by James Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Tense as we experience the Barlow guys' emotional and physical thrills."
A love-hate relationship between a father and his son heats up to a competitive flash point in Brown's propulsive fourth book (Final Performance, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A fine companion to Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken (2014), also about the 1936 Olympics and also adapted for young readers. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Adapting Brown's bestselling work of the same title (2013), Mone streamlines the true story of nine young men from the University of Washington who, against all odds, won the gold medal in rowing at the 1936 Olympics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Brings the science wars home for the lay reader by identifying the combatants, examining their goals, and exposing the strengths and weaknesses of their arguments."
A close analysis of the "science wars" examines the link between politics and epistemology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SINS OF THE CHILDREN by James Brownley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Since this is only her second trip across the pond (A Picture of Guilt, 2008), Ali is still a relative stranger here, but if you like your heroines bright and ballsy, she's your cuppa."
A mysterious incident at a posh English public school has murderous consequences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"A moving man-against-nature tragedy that still resonates today."
Brown (Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894, 2006) delivers a skillful, suspenseful study of the Donner Party, narrated from the point of view of a newly married woman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013

"A touching, fairly uncomplicated portrayal of rowing legends."
The long, passionate journey of the University of Washington rowing team to the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE-A-DUCK by Alan James Brown
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Her cheery, inviting paintings are the just-right complement to this quirky tale. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This affable tale chronicles the adventures of a rubber duck on the loose, with Brown impishly recounting the story from the faux fowl's point of view. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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