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

Refuge by Jason K  Macomson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2015

"With its overly simplistic approach to good vs. evil, this vampire saga thus far lacks drama and bite."
Alongside the young woman they saved from an attack, a vampire-hunting duo faces off against a gang of bloodsuckers in debut author Macomson's evangelical tale for young adults. Read full book review >

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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 >

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A STARFARER'S DOZEN by Michael Stearns
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Her eventual epiphany may seem a bit forced, but the maturity, intelligence, and sensitivity of all this collection's protagonists should prove reassuring to fans of the genre. (Fiction. 12+)"
Stearns (A Wizard's Dozen, 1993) gathers over a dozen fantastic tales in a compelling collection that illuminates the depths of deep space and the spirit of teenagers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 1997

"Others may see this as an interesting study that suggests the complexity of a phenomenon more convincingly than it accounts for it. (15 illustrations, not seen)"
This leftist academic examination of our collective fascination with dieting depicts it as a manifestation of capitalist consumer culture duking it out with the secular remnants of puritanism. 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 >