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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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THE WOODS by Ronald Geigle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A high-drama story that, if at times hard to follow, has strong main characters and a plot that may appeal both to fans of historical novels and political thrillers."
Geigle brings to life the logging industry in the late 1930s in his historical fiction debut. Read full book review >

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THE WOODS by Paul Hoppe
by Paul Hoppe, illustrated by Paul Hoppe
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2011

"Hoppe's delightfully quirky monsters enhance this pleasant tonic for bedtime fears. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The night light is on and the bedtime story firmly in the young narrator's grasp, but stuffed bunny is nowhere to be found! Read full book review >

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WOODS RUNNER by Gary Paulsen
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"A good match for the author's Soldier's Heart (1998). (Historical fiction. 11 & up)"
Thirteen-year-old Samuel is a courier du bois, or woods runner, a wilderness expert who provides meat for his entire settlement in the British colony of Pennsylvania. Read full book review >

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ROBERTA’S WOODS by Betty J. Cotter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2008

"A plausibly chilling future scenario marred by a sugarcoated ending."
Think the energy crisis is painful now? Wait until 2013. Read full book review >