Search Results: "Jamie H. Cockfield"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 1998

"A sad and generally engrossing study."
A little-known story, largely overlooked by historians, about the fate of two brigades of Russian soldiers sent to fight on the western front in 1916. Read full book review >

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MILES TO GO by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Here's hoping there are more roadtrips in his future. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This book proves that good things come in small packages. Read full book review >

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BUNNY VS. MONKEY by Jamie Smart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"More fun—and silliness—than a barrel of monkeys. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
A gentle rabbit and his forest friends are thrown into upheaval when a mischievous monkey moves into their home. Read full book review >

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MISS MINGO WEATHERS THE STORM by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The appealing story and wide array of weather facts make this a breath of fresh air to round out and add interest to weather units that are heavy in nonfiction titles. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A class hike to the weather observatory turns out to be more educational than anticipated for Miss Mingo and her eclectic group of students. Read full book review >

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BELLA'S BEST OF ALL by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Cute, but a miss nevertheless. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A little mouse compares her things to her mother's, and all but one come up short. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEMPLE BOYS by Jamie Buxton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"One part nihilist political commentary, one part grimly modernist retelling, for readers willing to see Jesus in a distinctly unholy light. (Historical fiction. 15 & up)"
A sneaky beggar child enters the circle of Yeshua of Gilgal in the six days surrounding the crucifixion. Read full book review >

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CUT OFF by Jamie Bastedo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A first-rate adventure with a powerful message. (author Q&A) (Fiction. 12-17)"
A teen classical guitar prodigy finds new fame as an Internet blogger until cyberaddiction nearly kills him in this coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD SISTER by Jamie Kain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A haunting, dark and at times harshly beautiful exploration of the scars left by hurt and loss. (Paranormal suspense. 14 & up)"
Everyone expected that cancer would end Sarah's life, not a fall to the sea from a foggy cliffside path in Marin County. Read full book review >

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THREE GRAVES FULL by Jamie Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Mason's written a dandy of a first outing with not a single boring moment."
Mason's quirky debut novel deftly weaves dark humor into a plot that's as complicated as a jigsaw puzzle but more fun to put together. Read full book review >

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COMMANDER WILL CUSHING by Jamie Malanowski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2014

"With no pretensions to original scholarship, this is an enjoyable 'retelling of an exciting story about a remarkable individual whose name had begun to fade.'"
Malanowski (The Coup,2007, etc.) revives the legend of an "immortal" Civil War hero, now nearly forgotten. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS WHEN WET by Jamie Brickhouse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 2015

"Unabashedly campy but always candid."
A former New York publishing executive's darkly humorous memoir about the difficult relationship he had with his mother and the alcoholism that came to define his life. Read full book review >

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SOIL by Jamie Kornegay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"The main problem is the lack of any sympathetic characters; Jay is simply too far gone to rank as a tragic figure. But Kornegay's skillful writing keeps the story gripping and the atmosphere haunting."
In this Southern-gothic debut novel, a lost soul battles the elements and the elements win. Read full book review >