Search Results: "Jan L. Coates"


BOOK REVIEW

A HARE IN THE ELEPHANT'S TRUNK by Jan L. Coates
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"From the beginning, Jacob Deng embodied the spirit of Wadeng, the faith that tomorrow will be better, and by the end of the tale, Jacob as storyteller and writer is poised to enter a wider world, where 'there are as many books in the world as there are stars in the African sky.' (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Jacob Deng was 7 years old when the northern militia invaded and destroyed his village in Southern Sudan, sending Jacob and thousands of other boys on an exodus to Ethiopia. Read full book review >

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SKY PIG by Jan L. Coates
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"Piggie pipe dreams come to life in this agreeable book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
One little piggie dreams of flying…can it really happen? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Still, Waldron's painful honesty and absorbing insights make this book valuable reading."
A penetrating first-person account of a mother-daughter reunion, by freelance writer and editor Waldron. Read full book review >

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IN THE COUNTRY OF MEN by Jan L. Waldron
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Less about men than about the author, this book calls for careful reading—it is full of unexpected insights and throwaway wit, landmarks in a sometimes bland landscape."
This exploration of a lifetime's relationships with men is both more and less than meets the eye. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WIDE OPEN by Deborah Coates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"An interesting plot and compelling characters are dragged down by unwieldy dialogue and a climax in which the action is not adequately explained, suggesting there will be a sequel."
Coates' debut novel scores from a reader's point of view, despite the author's repetitiveness and clunky writing style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 15, 1990

Coates, author of a superb investigative account of the violent ultraright (Armed and Dangerous: The Rise of the Survivalist Right, 1987) here tackles the mighty and mysterious Mormon Church. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 2012

"Well-presented and intriguing."
An in-depth look at how financial risk-taking is linked to human biology, especially to the testosterone levels of young male traders, and the implications of this phenomenon for financial markets and the wider economy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEEP DOWN by Deborah Coates
Released: March 5, 2013

"A good, solid read that bubbles over into exciting at times, but readers who haven't read her first volume (Wide Open, 2012) will be lost from the very first page."
The second entry of Coates' promising paranormal thriller series, which centers on the homecoming of a former soldier who managed to beat death while serving in Afghanistan, will score high with readers who like tales that don't follow the mainstream. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MASTER OF MONTEREY by Lawrence Coates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"As Jones says, this land is adrift from history, and Coates brings it alive."
Second-novelist Coates (the award-winning Blossom Festival, not reviewed) returns with the tale of a confused ship and commodore waging an imaginary war on California. Read full book review >