Search Results: "James Fox"


BOOK REVIEW

LIFE by Keith Richards
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"'A jury of my peers would be Jimmy Page, a conglomeration of musicians, guys that have been on the road and know what's what,' Richards growls. Let no mere mortal judge him, then, but merely admire both his well-written pages and his stamina."
The dread pirate Richards, scourge of straight society and rock icon, bares all—including a fang or two. 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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CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT
by Julie Danielson

To say that Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James knocked their first picture book out of the ballpark would be an understatement about a book with very little that is understated about it. In the short time it’s been on shelves, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut has garnered a host of starred reviews and much-deserved praise.

This rhythmic ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE CAT, THE DOG, LITTLE RED, THE EXPLODING EGGS, THE WOLF, AND GRANDMA by Diane Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Too smart for its own good. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A metafictive examination of "Little Red Riding Hood." Read full book review >

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TYSON THE TERRIBLE by Diane Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"A bouncy little tale with a winning finale. (Picture book. 2-6)"
All the other dinosaurs fear the arrival of the tyrannosaurus. Read full book review >

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THE EAGLE KITE by Paula Fox
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1995

"Fans will want to read this; it has its heart-wrenching moments, but ultimately founders and disappoints. (Fiction. 11+)"
Liam's father is dying of AIDS and despite the lies told to him about tainted blood transfusions, Liam, 13, knows how he got it. Read full book review >

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MONKEY ISLAND by Paula Fox
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

A fine author considers what it means to be a homeless 11- year-old in N.Y.C. Clay Garrity's dad, an art director, was out of work; Clay's mother trained for a good job—but it wasn't enough, especially with a baby coming. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 1997

"A first-rate work of journalism in the public interest."
A disquieting, highly effective assault on the American way of producing and eating food. Read full book review >

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BORROWED FINERY by Paula Fox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Austere yet painfully moving: a refreshing contrast to the spate of whiny memoirs currently crowding bookstore shelves."
Acclaimed novelist Fox (Desperate Characters, reprinted 1999, etc.) describes with astonishing detachment a peripatetic childhood buffeted by the whims of her neurotic parents. Read full book review >

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Becoming Green by Stuart Fox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2013

"Overexplains the disease but still an insightful, composed story to spark a series."
Fox's scientific-thriller debut, the first in a series, has scientists scrambling to contain and identify a mysterious infection in a small California community before it becomes a full-scale plague. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LITTLE BIT OF GRACE by Phoebe Fox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Secrets, rejection, and betrayal are no match for the powers of forgiveness in this charming novel."
Estate planner Grace Adams has always been good at writing the ending to anyone's life story. That is, until her husband and business partner, Brian, asks for a divorce. How will her story end now? Read full book review >