Search Results: "Jason K. Stearns"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2011

"An important examination of a social disaster that seems both politically complex and cruelly senseless."
Impressively controlled account of the devastating Congo war, which has caused more than 5 million deaths. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE IN THE MARBLE PALACE by Clifford Stearns
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2016

"An assemblage of admirably forthcoming first-person essays about the practice of American legislation."
A former Republican congressman recalls a lifetime of public service. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRAVITY by Jason Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"With an elegant, spare text and playful, daring pictures, Chin's latest opus exerts a powerful pull all its own. ('More about Gravity,' bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
After stunning explorations of the Galápagos Islands and California's redwoods, Chin turns literally high-concept for a study of gravity's pull. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEANWHILE by Jason Shiga
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"That said, make your choice carefully. (Graphic fiction. 10 & up)"
All choices have weight, even the most banal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIR RYAN’S QUEST by Jason Deeble
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"The dauntless Ryan's adventure is sure to be emulated—this is the spark for an imagination bonfire. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Imagination lives large in this debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CURSE OF THE IRIS by Jason Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Good, old-fashioned, outer-space pirate fun. (charts, ship plans, nautical glossary) (Science fiction. 10-12)"
In this episode, teenage hotshot Tycho Hashoone and his privateering clan are swept up in both interplanetary politics and a scramble for hidden treasure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AS BRAVE AS YOU by Jason Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"This pitch-perfect contemporary novel gently explores the past's repercussions on the present. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Brooklynite Genie has "worry issues," so when he and his older brother, Ernie, are sent to Virginia to spend a month with their estranged grandparents while their parents "try to figure it all out," he goes into overdrive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELOW by Jason Chabot
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Though flawed, this first volume in a new trilogy has much to offer genre enthusiasts. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 12-16)"
Hokk scavenges the dead bodies falling from the sky, but when he finds one alive, everything changes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 2003

"Quiet literary journalism that gives these grim circumstances the eerie, twilight quality of tragedy. (8-page b&w photo insert, not seen)"
Debut about death in a remote desert canyon and the subsequent murder investigation and trial. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Glimpses through the Forest: Memories of Gabon by Jason Gray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2013

"A personal, somewhat overly romantic account of life far away from home."
A former Peace Corps volunteer reminisces about life, love and the tropics during his three years in Gabon, where the people, the countryside and nature captured his heart. Read full book review >