Search Results: "Jayden Woods"


BOOK REVIEW

EADRIC THE GRASPER by Jayden Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"A gripping saga that reimagines a storied villain as a complex, sympathetic anti-hero."
In this historical epic based on a real-life medieval rogue, a cunning young man rises through treachery—or is it statesmanship?—in an England beset by Viking invasions. Read full book review >

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EDRIC THE WILD by Jayden Woods
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A tense, occasionally explosive epic of family, friends and foes."
In the third installment of her Sons of Mercia series, Woods (Godric the Kingslayer, 2011, etc.) steers real-world historical hero Edric the Wild through bars, battlefields and his bold stand against the Norman Conquest. Read full book review >

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THE WOODS by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 17, 2007

"All the surprises you'd expect from Coben, but a lot fewer thrills."
Twenty years after his teenaged sister and three of her friends were murdered at their summer camp, a New Jersey prosecutor learns that one of the victims—and maybe more than one—may have walked away. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"Carson devotees will already be familiar with some of this material; the more casual (if no less admiring) fan will find in this collection an engaging glimpse into the breadth of Carson's curiosity and the fashioning of her public voice as a defender of the environment."
Biographer Lear (Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature, 1997) knits together here a number of Rachel Carson's writings—often much more personal, quirky, and searching than her celebrated books—that add meat to her body of literary/scientific writing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIGER WOODS by Aaron Boyd
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 7, 1997

"Non-golfers, however, will find a lot of jargon to cut through for information that hardly expands on newspaper and magazine accounts that are also more compelling. (b&w photos, index) (Biography. 10+)"
Golf is one of the fastest growing participant sports in the country, and 21-year-old Tiger Woods is certainly one of the rising stars among the pros. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 9, 2009

"We've seen this story before, but we didn't laugh as hard. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this humorous and eco-conscious adventure, seven forest animals face the destruction of their forest home when a "Plas-Tic Trees Factory" buys up the property. Read full book review >

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WHITETHORN WOODS by Maeve Binchy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2007

"Her sentimental morality may be predictable, but Binchy's lilting Irish zest is undeniably addictive."
Binchy (Quentins, 2002, etc.) inserts questions of faith into her usual romantic braid of multiple storylines, in this case concerning the troubled residents, former residents and descendents of residents of an Irish town where an obscure shrine faces demolition. Read full book review >

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BIG WOODS by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1955

"A special plus item- not to be handled as a big new Faulkner."
A gift book, this, with illustrations by Edward Shenton, and containing the hunting stories spanning two generations and set in the Big Woods, thirty miles from Jefferson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"The two are quite compatible in this feast for bird lovers. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-12)"
A tribute to the naturalist and artist John J. Audubon pairs verse by the author with quotations from Audubon's journals. Read full book review >

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INTO THE WOODS by Lyn Gardner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2007

"Delightful. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Bursting with flavor and good humor, this single long, lovely fairy tale bows to an abundance of classic tales while keeping everything fresh. Read full book review >

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IN THE WOODS by Tana French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2007

"When not lengthily bogged down in angst, a readable, non-formulaic police procedural with a twist. It's ultimately the confession of a damaged man."
The discovery of a body near a spooky wood forces a murder-squad detective in Ireland to confront his own horrific past, in an engrossing if melancholy debut. Read full book review >