Search Results: "Jean Clemens Loftus"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"While the Disney-esque tale feels saccharine at times, the fast-paced, eventful plot will appeal to younger readers who are able to suspend their disbelief and enter a nicer world than our own."
Loftus' young adult novel creates a fantasy world of good kings, evil witches and happily-ever-afters. Read full book review >

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THE DAY WILL COME by Judy Clemens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Though Stella and her friends often seem an unlikely bunch, Clemens certainly keeps you guessing."
Love, milk, murder and rock and roll. Read full book review >

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PUNCHING OUT by Paul Clemens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"On-the-ground, compelling stories about the decline of an American city and industry due to corporate greed."
Immersion journalism about what happens to an automobile-manufacturing plant after it closes. Read full book review >

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FLOWERS FOR HER GRAVE by Judy Clemens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Death is annoying, and Clemens steamrolls her plot to an abrupt conclusion in the last few pages, but Casey is bearable in small doses."
Would you want Death as your sidekick, even if you were on the run? Read full book review >

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WIT’CH GATE by James Clemens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Clemens warns us cannot last forever."
Fourth doorstopper of a promised five in California veterinarian Clemens's epic fantasy (Wit'ch War, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"For those seeking yet another biography, this will serve. (b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, glossary, index) (Biography. 10-12)"
The author of the century-old, still-beloved Little Women led an extraordinarily interesting life herself, as Warrick makes plain in this dutiful biography. Read full book review >

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THE END OF CHRISTIANITY by John Loftus
NON-FICTION
Released: July 26, 2011

"Provocative but not earth-shaking."
In this unabashedly polemical collection of 14 essays, atheist commentator Loftus continues the diatribe he began against the Christian faith in Why I Became an Atheist (2008) and The Christian Delusion (2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 1993

"Lofty but fun, with 34 very fine, personal photographs taken by the author."
Saucy guide to and social history of a wine-making village in France, first published in France in 1988 and then in Britain in 1992. Read full book review >

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A FAMILY SKETCH AND OTHER PRIVATE WRITINGS by Mark Twain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2014

"Of interest to Twain scholars and die-hard fans but not to a general audience."
A collection of writings by Twain, his wife and his eldest daughter that depict the day-to-day life of one of America's most beloved writers and his family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMBRACE THE GRIM REAPER by Judy Clemens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"Clemens (Different Paths, 2008, etc.) features a new leading lady with the promise of depth, though her climax, whose timing seems off, could be penalized for unnecessary roughness."
A transient tries to solve a small-town mystery with Death by her side. Read full book review >

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MADE IN DETROIT by Paul Clemens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"If Detroit is grim and fraught, it is in its tensions that Clemens finds the material to make his memoir thrum like his father's dragster."
A deep-running portrait of growing up in Detroit during the 1970s and 80s. Read full book review >

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WIT'CH FIRE by James Clemens
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1998

"And any sensible editor would've blue-penciled all those du'mb dam'n apos'trophes. (Author tour)"
Book One of a fantasy series from newcomer Clemens. Read full book review >