Search Results: "Jay Atkinson"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2001

"An artful class portrait of a town seen through the lens of a game, a tight-throated personal journey back into youth, and a keen description of the life force that hockey can be."
Writing part memoir, part chronicle of a high-school hockey season, journalist and novelist Atkinson (Caveman Politics, 1997) takes readers along on his emotional ride as assistant coach of the 1999-2000 Methuen Rangers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"A lionized legend wrapped in truisms trumps crime in Mystic River country."
A journal of the year the author spent working with a p.i. firm founded by a much-decorated Massachusetts city cop. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2012

"A testosterone-laden tale deserving of an audience well beyond the locker room."
Atkinson (Writing/Boston Univ.; Paradise Road: Jack Kerouac's Lost Highway and My Search for America, 2010, etc.) takes readers on an exuberant journey into the center of the rugby scrum. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Drawing on archival documents and contemporary and recent histories, Atkinson has written a compelling narrative, but his reprisal of 17th-century prejudices makes for discomfiting reading."
A woman's life in dangerous times. Read full book review >

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WHERE OLIVER FITS by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A good-hearted, if somewhat confusing, meditation. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Oliver searches for his proper place. Read full book review >

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TO THE SEA by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A whale's tale that dives deep and surfaces with useful lessons about making, keeping, and helping friends. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Tim finds a whale beached on a street adjacent to his school and vows to help his new friend get back to the sea. Read full book review >

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MAXWELL THE MONKEY BARBER by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Atkinson's jungle denizens will easily charm one and all. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"Come to Maxwell's Barbershop! / For a trim or for a chop!" Read full book review >

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WHEN WILL THERE BE GOOD NEWS? by Kate Atkinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 24, 2008

"Like the most riveting BBC mystery, in which understated, deadpan intelligence illuminates characters' inner lives within a convoluted plot."
A third appearance for former police investigator and private detective Jackson Brodie in this psychologically astute thriller from Atkinson (One Good Turn, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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"An often engaging mystery from an author who will hopefully provide further series installments."
A case of corporate espionage becomes violent in a new mystery from Atkinson (Cached Out, 2015, etc.) featuring recurring hero Cliff Knowles, a smart, scrappy FBI agent.Read full book review >

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I, EMMA FREKE by Elizabeth Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"How she reconciles the disparate halves of both her personality and her extended family becomes a poignant journey of self-discovery. (Fiction. 9-13)"
With vibrant red hair, an extraordinary intellect and a height of nearly six feet, 12-year-old Emma feels out of sync with peers and life in general. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Thorough but perhaps overlavish with detail."
A British historian's punctilious narrative about the tragic but colorful life of Caroline Norton (1808-1877), a neglected 19th-century champion of women's rights. Read full book review >

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ONE GOOD TURN by Kate Atkinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 2006

"A technically adept and pleasurable tale, but Atkinson isn't stretching herself."
A murder mystery with comic overtones from the award-winning British storyteller. Read full book review >