Search Results: "James C. Work"


BOOK REVIEW

DON'T SHOOT THE GENTILE by James C. Work
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Distinctly regional in tone yet universal in scope, the book offers a cozy homage to a more innocent time and place."
A greenhorn professor finds unexpected camaraderie and community when he takes a teaching job in Utah, challenging his preconceptions of small-town life. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR HARLEM by Patricia C. McKissack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"But for newcomers to the period, this will serve as a taste of this rich period in American history. (Fiction. 6-9)"
McKissack's third offering in her Scraps of Time historical fiction for new readers examines the life of fictional Lilly Belle Turner in 1928 at the height of the Harlem Renaissance. Read full book review >

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CAMPY by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2007

"There has been little written about Campanella in recent years, but Adler fills that void admirably. (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Roy Campanella was a beloved catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Read full book review >

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LOVERS CROSSING by James C. Mitchell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2003

"A polished, fast-paced first from a lawyer who clearly knows his way around immunity grants, warrants, and grand juries."
A p.i. debut from an attorney and former news anchor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 15, 2011

"An assured, soft-boiled sequel steeped in revenge, cold-blooded murder and contemporary calamities."
It's Christmastime in Memphis and someone is systematically murdering senior citizens, so it's up to Lieutenant Julia Todd of the Memphis Police Department to sort it all out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"A fascinating chapter in earliest American history, and an example of how far-reaching the ramifications of federal law can be."
A gripping account of the discovery and subsequent controversy that surrounded Kennewick Man, a 9,500-year-old skeleton found in the Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 11, 2010

"A crafty, lightweight mystery anchored by a fearless female sleuth and lively supporting characters."
An economic collapse drives a hedge fund manager to murderous desperation while a police detective races to break the case before the body count rises in this intricately plotted mystery thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

"Swift, simple, unremarkable. (9 maps, 4 line illustrations)"
A brisk and cheerfully traditional trip through our history, from Homo erectus to George W. Bush. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABBY TAKES A STAND by Patricia C. McKissack
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"An excellent introduction to a promising new series. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Maggie Rae and her cousins visit their grandmother's attic to find scraps of time, remembrances from her family's past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"While health-care professionals are the primary audience, there's much here to interest and perhaps amaze anyone who has ever been a patient."
A lively, entertaining, and well-documented introduction to the history of unconventional medicine in the US over the past two centuries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIXON'S TEN COMMANDMENTS OF STATECRAFT by James C. Humes
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Most interesting as an example of the movement to rehabilitate Nixon's reputation, but also worth reading as a treatise on diplomacy."
The insights available here are not limited to those intended by the author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Cast the First Stone by James C. Paavola
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A slow-paced entry that's buoyed by a durable detective and a seemingly never-ending dossier of crimes."
The saga of Memphis police detective Julia Todd continues with this rollicking fifth installment of Paavola's (Blood Money, 2013, etc.) series. Read full book review >