Search Results: "James Michael Larranaga"


BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD ORANGE SODA by James Michael Larranaga
Released: March 15, 2014

"A standout paranormal YA novel."
A surprisingly affecting vampire story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

In The Company of Wolves by James Michael Larranaga
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A simple but engaging mystery with a recurring theme of uniting people for a common goal."
A Native American bounty hunter tests his paranormal spy team's worth in a hunt for his long-lost sister in Larranaga's (The Dead Farmer's Almanac, 2000, etc.) second series installment.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF YOU SEE A COW by Ana Larranaga
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A bright and worthy addition to the board-book stack. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little ones learn how to greet animals. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER by James Michael Pratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Heartfelt but too message-driven'and thus uncompelling'to bring out the Kleenex. (Literary Guild featured alternate and Doubleday Book Club; author tour)"
Best-selling Pratt's second is sweetly sincere but less affecting than his first (The Last Valentine, 1998) in detailing two generations of Irish-American men learning to endure loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHAMPIONS OF THE DRAGON by Michael James Ploof
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2017

"An amusing comic fantasy tale featuring a band of unlikely champions."
A youthful, ambitious, and talent-free apprentice wizard embarks on a dangerous mission in this novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 9, 2012

"Will Bennett's loyal nanny-and-more, Mary Catherine, abandon her charges in their darkest hour? Will Perrine escape from custody in a made-for-the-movies sequence? Will Bennett finally close his case for good? Or will Patterson and Ledwidge ring down the curtain leaving the conflict unresolved and paving the way for a sequel? Stay tuned."
Patterson's partnership with Ledwidge is already up to the fifth installment in the perilous adventures of NYPD Detective Michael Bennett (Tick Tock, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE COMPANY OF WOLVES by Jim Larranaga
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A wild, mind-bending read that can be a bit convoluted."
In Larranga's (Dead Farmer's Almanac, 2000) second novel, a mentally unstable bounty hunter gets caught in a world where death and high-stakes payoffs come prematurely for the terminally ill. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 31, 2012

"A historical adventure that Civil War buffs, and especially Floridians, will enjoy."
In his latest historical novel, Larranaga tells the story of an ex-soldier who becomes a civilian blockade runner during the Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIRLFRIEND by Holly Brubach
NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 1999

"Attuned to the power of the visual in modern life, Brubach proves an astute reporter on men's bid for womanly beauty. (80 color photos) (Author tour)"
A lively and eye-opening look at drag scenes around the world by a dynamic writer-photographer duo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Dog and the Jet Ski by James B. Dworkin
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A crowd-pleasing, comical adventure with only brief moments of danger, told in child-friendly prose and accompanied by gorgeous images."
An Irish setter's ocean mishap turns into a rescue by a dolphin and a lifeguard in this second children's book series installment by author Dworkin and illustrator Chelich (The Dog and the Dolphin, 2014). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DOG AND THE DOLPHIN by James B. Dworkin
Released: June 30, 2014

"Simple, child-savvy language and painterly, frame-worthy illustrations that dog-loving adults will appreciate, too."
In this delightful children's picture book by a veteran educator, a dog's best friend has fins, not fur. Read full book review >