Search Results: "James Thomas"


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MAVERICK'S PROGRESS by James Thomas Flexner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 1996

"As it is, this overlong memoir will be of interest to Flexner's admirers alone."
An extended hymn of self-praise from a noted writer of popular history. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 1991

"The strongest edition yet: it transcends its regional emphasis by using place to take the measure of loneliness and mortality."
Fourth edition of the annual collection, now coming from Norton: 15 inventive and diverse stories, all set in the West and all published in 1990 in a variety of literary magazines. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2007

"Successful and satisfying."
Lively collection of 60 bite-sized fiction pieces. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"This one's not the equal of previous editions, but, overall, its quality is still high as it chronicles, mostly, the evolution of ennui in the New West."
The fifth volume in a series: 15 stories set in the West, all previously published, some by better-known writers, others by newcomers—but, generally, all low-key and realistic, differing from their eastern counterparts only by virtue of landscape and its significance. Read full book review >

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AWESOME OCTOBER
by Bobbi Dumas

Oh wow, too many great titles out this month!

I’m almost finished with Sherry Thomas’ second Charlotte Holmes/Sherlock Holmes book,  A Conspiracy in Belgravia and it’s just fabulous (full disclosure, Sherry Thomas sent me the audio CDs because I couldn’t get them from the audio publisher, but anyone who knows me knows I love everything she writes and ...


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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2014

"A genuine treat for Civil War buffs and a valuable source for scholars."
A soldier's annotated letters chronicle life and death in the Civil War's western theater. Read full book review >

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ANGIE THOMAS
by Maya Payne Smart

It’s tempting to think of Angie Thomas’ YA novel The Hate U Give as being ripped straight from the latest headlines about an unarmed black person shot by the police. But that would miss the point that for many people, Thomas included, the news is not only news: it is lived experience—raw and achingly intimate. And the lives stolen are ...


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PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERHERO by James Patterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2015

"A smart and kind story topped with just the right amount of social justice. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Kenny's dreams of superpowered heroics provide a respite from his tough school. 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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ARDOR by James Ladd Thomas
Released: Aug. 31, 2012

"A thoughtful, realistic portrait of uncompromising femininity."
In Thomas' debut coming-of-age novel, a liberal, headstrong girl lives her life in the conservative South. Read full book review >

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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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