Search Results: "James Lyon"


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KISS OF THE BUTTERFLY by James Lyon
Released: July 22, 2012

"No capes, no glitter: a vampire novel for readers who value sturdy mythology and a sophisticated understanding of history, along with warmblooded, human connections."
As Yugoslavia disintegrates, an American bent on investigating Balkan vampire folklore becomes caught up in evils both supernatural and political. Read full book review >

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OLIVE AND SNOWFLAKE by Tammie Lyon
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A nice choice to help dogs—and children—learn how to behave. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is there obedience school for children? Read full book review >

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THE GIFT MOVES by Steve Lyon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 22, 2004

"Poetic language, a finely drawn plot, and engaging characters will surely make this a favorite of SF and fantasy fans as well as anyone who loves good storytelling. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In his debut, Lyon creates a futuristic world where wealth and material things are not measures of success or happiness. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2010

"As authoritative and compelling as Mary Renault's renowned novels set in the ancient world. One hopes we may learn more about Lyon's immeasurably brilliant, unflappably human Aristotle."
The fourth century BCE comes eccentrically alive in this award-winning debut historical novel from a Canadian short story writer (The Best Thing for You, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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POWER SHIFT by Vaughan Lyon
Released: Jan. 3, 2013

"A blueprint for political reform that can serve as a resource for Canadians; also suitable for a broader audience interested in the dynamics of representative government."
A concrete proposal to improve Canadian democracy through constituency representation. Read full book review >

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THE CRUMBLY COAST by David Lyon
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A satiric touch or two (the bears, for example, appoint a fact-finding commission to investigate the accusation of theft) spices this oddball offering. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A slightly surreal tale by Lyon (The Runaway Duck, 1985, etc.), about a sleuth and her mink sidekick on the trail of cookie thieves. Read full book review >

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SUMMER STALK by Bentley Lyon
Released: Dec. 9, 1992

"Still, an improvement over the the author's first, White Crow."
The forest fire that killed ranger Heath Murphy may have been intentionally set, but there's no proof, which weighs heavily on Heath's older brother Gene, an L.A. cop who takes a leave from the force to investigate. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2009

"As real as it gets."
The painful evolution of a gay New York City drug addict, from first encounter to detox. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Well written, exhaustively researched, and filled with the human stories of the scientists, the doctors, and the patients whose only hope is this new field of medicine."
Adapted from the authors' Pulitzer Prizewinning series for the Chicago Tribune, a detailed look at the cutting edge of medical research: attacking disease by repairing inherited flaws in the cells of the human body. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Riveting stories from a persuasive attorney."
Courtroom tales from a DePaul University law professor passionately committed to defending those accused of capital crimes. Read full book review >

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BOATS FLOAT! by George Ella Lyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Young navigation enthusiasts, from bathtub ships' captains to ocean-cruiser wannabes, will enjoy this voyage. (Picture book. 4-7)"

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THE MIRACLE JAR by Audrey Penn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2008

"A nice addition to classic retellings. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Eight-year-old Sophie and her family get ready to celebrate Hanukkah by cleaning their small cottage, preparing holiday treats and shining the menorah. Read full book review >