Search Results: "James Evans"


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TUDOR ADVENTURES by James Evans
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"A wonderful adventure story, especially for those in awe of men who dared to breach the wilderness 500 years ago."
A history of Tudor exploration in the first half of the 16th century, "a time when inventions and discoveries not only rivaled those of the ancients but exceeded them." Read full book review >

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PANAMA SUSHI COUP by James D Evans
Released: Oct. 18, 2010

"Better suited as a story told over beers.
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Evans presents his true-life account of purchasing and operating a brothel in Panama. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An engaging personal account of the nature and inner struggle of nonviolence."
A mother's debut memoir focuses on her son and the practice of nonviolence. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"While this outing lacks the notable magical impact of the first of the series, it's still rollicking good fun and often engagingly suspenseful, perfect for a quick read or entertaining read-aloud. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Stuart Horten, 10, is back for a second mysterious adventure. Read full book review >

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NOT WITHOUT YOU by Harriet Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A Star Is Born meets All About Eve, Evans' (Happily Ever After, 2012, etc.) latest deftly weaves together tales of old and new Hollywood, allowing star-crossed romance, mystery and danger to collide in surprising and often devastating ways."
A-list movie star Sophie Leigh has had enough of cheesy chick flicks, but her agent won't hear of her turning down The Bachelorette Party, not with gorgeous Patrick Drew already signed on to co-star. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2014

"A thoroughly researched, elegantly written historical tale."
Evans (Deadly Reunion, 2011, etc.) creatively imagines the private life of Mary Rose Tudor in this richly textured historical novel. Read full book review >

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FIRST FRUITS by Penelope Evans
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2000

"A wonderfully creepy dose for people who look back on their childhood with uncritical nostalgia."
The hothouse world—rife with endless conflicts, envy, one-upmanship, and hidden secrets—of an Edinburgh teenager's monstrous minutiae. Read full book review >

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RAGE AGAINST THE MESHUGENAH by Danny Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Tedious and ultimately mediocre."
A nice Jewish boy reflects on his experiences with depression. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A rich narrative that will delight students of the Civil War. (39 b&w photos, 15 maps, not seen) (History Book Club main selection)"
A vivid account of the campaign that helped decide the outcome of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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ROWING IN EDEN by Elizabeth Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2000

"Precisely drawn but an age-old portrait of a dreamy girl on the sudden verge of womanhood."
An overly familiar outing from Evans (Carter Clay, 1999; The Blue Hour, 1994) tells of one Frances Jean Wahl, 13 years old—and beset by sexual longing. Read full book review >

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DENG XIAOPING by Richard Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Excruciatingly circumstantial, yet as comprehensive a look at the hitherto shadowy leader as we're likely to have any time soon. (Eight pages of photographs—not seen)"
From a prominent Sinologist, once British ambassador in Peking: an authoritative if numbingly detailed biography of the aging communist revolutionary and leader. Read full book review >