Search Results: "James N. Olson"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2001

"Although sorely in need of maps and other illustrations, this is an impressive, engaging analysis of one of the most politically charged events in American history."
A swift and savvy journey through 164 years of Alamo history—from lines in the sand to lines at the gift shop. Read full book review >

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N by Louis Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 1997

"Edwards brilliantly deconstructs the language of race in America, a country and culture he celebrates for its invigorating mix, much like this smart and genre-bending book. (Author tour)"
Edwards's second novel (after Ten Seconds, 1991), a tragic romance with less mystery than the title promises, plays with the conventions of genre literature in order to tell a more profound tale of race, sex, and the meaning of identity in America. Read full book review >

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CHARLES OLSON by Tom Clark
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 1991

"Told at a steady plod that takes Olson's ideas perhaps more seriously than warranted but that points steadily toward the writer's best work."
Life of Charles Olson (1910-70), the ego-driven poet known as Maximum, who fathered ``projective'' verse and became the grand old man of Black Mountain College. Read full book review >

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N-SPACE by Chris Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2011

"Martin's varied literary structure and assimilation of human emotions, fused with a fast-paced, imaginative storyline and realistic science fiction will leave audiences marveling over Maines' adventures in n-Space."
In Martin's collection of science-fiction stories, Lt. Jana Maines steers merchant ships of the Space Trading Commission through the fourth dimension, known as n-Space. Read full book review >

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ROCK 'N ELEPHANT by Dorit  Leshnick
by Dorit Leshnick, illustrated by Dorit Leshnick, developed by TabTale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2011

"Skip this 'Rock' and check out the far superior Zen Shorts and companion books by Jon J Muth. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
This paradoxically didactic, discordant picture book attempts to introduce children to Zen teachings. Read full book review >

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ROCK 'N' ROLL MOLE by Carolyn Crimi
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"It may not be, as Mole says at the end, 'pure platinum,' but it's not too far off. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a friend's in need, sometimes it does come down to "Just do it," as one little mole learns. Read full book review >

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EL VOLCÁN by C.L. Levy
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Intriguing characters, intense action and an exotic, exhilarating plot."
This fast-paced military thriller is set in Central America during Cold War-era late 1980s. Read full book review >

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SCRATCH `N' SNIFF by Gus Clarke
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 1998

"Clarke's dry wit is evident in every line of this wry tale; his humorous illustrations of the bumbling but lovable Sniff and the crafty but harmless Scratch enliven an already comical text. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A clever plot masterminded by a shrewd feline is the basis of this engaging olfactory mystery by Clarke (Ten Green Monsters, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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HOW OLIVER OLSON CHANGED THE WORLD by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2009

"Oliver may not change the world by the end of his diorama project, but he will certainly provide a fast-paced, entertaining read to the chapter-book audience. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Third grader Oliver Olson has a problem that may make many young readers envious: His parents have a compulsion to be deeply involved in his homework, to the extent that when he's assigned a diorama on the solar system, Dad and Mom are planning to do all the work. Read full book review >

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JAMES JOYCE by Alfonso Zapico
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A solid account of the development of a writer not easy to encapsulate."
A graphic biography of the literary master. Read full book review >

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