Search Results: "James Owen Weatherall"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"An enjoyable debut appropriate for both specialists and general readers."
A lively account of physicists in finance. Read full book review >

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THE INDIGO KING by James A. Owen
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"Except for those who get a kick out of playing Spot-the-Literary-Allusion, this is missable. (Fantasy. YA)"
This third entry in the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica brings 1930s caretakers John and Jack (aka J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis) into an alternate universe where history has been rewritten and the Winter King reigns supreme. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Full of unmet potential. (Fantasy. YA)"
Narrative tension can't save this sequel from glaring flaws. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: May 8, 2007

In a seamless blend of fact and fancy, the author delivers a quick, name-dropping history of piracy's golden age in the Caribbean, along with the enticing news that many of those buccaneers commissioned treasure maps from a family of Charleston mapmakers. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGONS OF WINTER by James A. Owen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Fans of the series who managed to enjoy volumes four and five will be pleased to find more of the same. (Fantasy. 14-16)"
The Caretakers fight the mind-controlling Echthroi through a tangle of timelines. Read full book review >

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HERE, THERE BE DRAGONS by James A. Owen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Clumsy racial stereotyping was forgivable in 1917, but much less so nearly a century later. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
This ambitious fantasy falls short of the mark. Read full book review >

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ROMNEY by Owen Wister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Like Wharton's best work, the unfinished Romney, along with Wister's essays about Philadelphia society, remains striking for its examination of American social pathologies that, despite changes in ethnic, cultural and technological composition, remain virulently prevalent today."
An unfinished third novel, with three additional essays, about a contentedly corrupt belle époque Philadelphia—where the famed Wister (1860-1938) went west to cure his depression after William Dean Howells rejected his first attempts at fiction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"An articulate and cautiously optimistic defense of medical research. (Illustrations, not seen)"
An unpedantic look at the extent to which the ``quiet art'' of healing is based on scientific research, by a professor concerned about the growing public disillusionment with modern medicine. Read full book review >

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CRAZY ABOUT CATS by Owen Davey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"There's lots going on here, and all of it good. (index) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
An informational picture book explores the mammal family of felids—cats. Read full book review >

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The Key by Timothy Weatherall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2015

"A promising first installment in a strange blend of theological horror."
An intriguing supernatural tale in which a young man uncovers a hidden truth about his heritage. Read full book review >

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THE FIXES by Owen Matthews
Released: Aug. 3, 2016

"A fast-moving tale of obsession and redemption. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Capilano High School student Eric Connelly finds that first love can have explosive consequences. Read full book review >

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TURN SIGNAL by Howard Owen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A good premise animates what might have been a rather dull story into a witty, literary send-up along the lines of The King of Comedy."
A poison-pen letter to the publishing industry from Owen (The Rail, 2002, etc.), whose loser protagonist hits the big time once he stops playing by the rules. Read full book review >