Search Results: "Jana Bent"


BOOK REVIEW

JANA by David Veronese
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Still, it may provide a few bittersweet hours for nostalgia junkies."
A close-to-the-wind American expatriate gets involved with some drug smugglers even more dubious than he is: an artsy homage to the pulp fiction and films noirs of the Forties. ``I remember nothing,'' the femme fatale tells small-time thief Eddie Verlaine on their first meeting in an Amsterdam bar. ``Nothing. Read full book review >

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HELL BENT by William G. Tapply
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Brady's investigation, which indeed proves that Gus was as far from suicidal as you can get, is more heartfelt than inspired. Despite the weighty issues involved, it's clear, as he admits, that 'fishing is what's in my blood. Not the law.'"
The apparent suicide of a disturbed Iraq War veteran turns out to be anything but. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Meticulously researched, suspenseful and engrossing."
A comprehensive examination of hot, competitive yoga, its cultlike following and the author's immersion into the practice. Read full book review >

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BENT GRASSES by Frank Palmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 12, 1995

"Tough, smart, and crisply paced, with every twist perfectly judged: the most solidly packed British procedural you'll read this season."
Now that Michael Hegan, the former Belfast terrorist who got a new identity when he turned informer and then used his freedom to hold up a bank, is back in prison awaiting trial, he's an obvious target for murder—by the IRA mates he betrayed, the Brits angered by his light sentence, or anybody who might be interested in the ú2 million from the bank job. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2004

"Winning blend of headbanging trivia and adolescent fantasia."
Amusing, sweetly ramshackle compendium of a British lad's heavy-metal memories. Read full book review >

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JANA BIBI'S EXCELLENT FORTUNES by Betsy Woodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2012

"Good-humored, soft-centered, nostalgic armchair tourism."
Memories of the Raj are never far away in an affectionately old-fashioned tale of community life set in the fictional Indian hill town of Hamara Nagar in 1960. Read full book review >

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HELL-BENT by Jason Ryan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Without well-known criminal names or impressive crimes to pull an audience in, this will likely appeal only to Mafia buffs."
Ryan (Jackpot: High Times, High Seas, and the Sting that Launched the War on Drugs, 2011) delivers his second true-crime tale, this time covering "Hawaii's underworld."Read full book review >

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BENT ROAD by Lori Roy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2011

"This odd, dark and often creepy tale of a dysfunctional community and a family that fits right in will keep readers wondering right until the last page."
Roy's suspenseful debut novel presents readers with a rich mix of troubled characters planted against the backdrop of a small Kansas farming town and the mysterious deaths of two young girls. Read full book review >

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HELL BENT by Ken Gross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"First-rate melodrama, with just enough resonance to make you see how far out past their depth Jack and Bonnie are."
Once upon a time, retired New York cop Jack Mann (Rough Justice, 1991; A Fine Line, 1989) and IRA fellow-traveler Nora Burns had a chance to help themselves to $3 million of Mafia money. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A deeply enjoyable read—one that will thoroughly delight children while also encouraging them to think and care about the world around them."
A reggae-singing parrot and his friends deliver a pro-environment message as they rescue an endangered leatherback sea turtle. Read full book review >

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BENT NOT BROKEN by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Well-meaning but problematic. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Alternating chapters tell the story of two teens who meet through their high school's Best Buddies program, which pairs cognitively normative students with those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2005

"Well crafted, intimate and engaging: an unorthodox rite of passage with ruminations on faith, feminism and more."
A quest for hope, meaning, a sense of place and ancestral connections, all mounted on two slippery wheels. Read full book review >