Search Results: "Jeff Hawkins"


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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A personal, heart-rending story of struggle and anguish in the face of unconditional love."
Following the untimely death of his adopted African-American son, a father seeks posthumous reconciliation in this affecting collection of personal letters by Gough. Read full book review >

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WHEN JEFF COMES HOME by Catherine Atkins
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Readers will not be able to view incidents of kidnapping and sexual abuse in the same way again. (Fiction. 13+)"
An accomplished, intense, and powerful first novel about what happens when a kidnapped boy is returned to his family. Read full book review >

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TOO SOON FOR JEFF by Marilyn Reynolds
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Another candidate for next year's BBYA list. (Fiction. 12+)"
Jeff, almost 18, and Christy, two years younger, have been going together for months. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2004

"Ever the optimist, Hawkins considers building intelligent machines eminently doable. Given his track record, maybe he'll succeed. If not, the exercise may provide further insight into how the brain really, really works."
Hawkins, the PalmPilot's inventor, is keen to build truly intelligent machines based on his ideas of how the brain really works. Read full book review >

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FAT BALD JEFF by Leslie Stella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"More convincing as a stand-up comedy routine than a novel, but nonetheless a hilarious send-up of hippies and hipsters."
Newcomer Stella, founder of the Chicago 'zine Lumpen, creates a slacker hell and a disgruntled, wisecracking protagonist who rages successfully against the machine. Read full book review >

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THE DINOSAURS OF WATERHOUSE HAWKINS by Barbara Kerley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Stunning. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Who could resist? Read full book review >

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SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS' ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS by Mark Binelli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"This dreamlike album of real and imagined scenes from a complex artist's memory bank is as flamboyant a display of light and shadow as one of Hawkins' stage shows."
The sometimes-murky details behind a rhythm-and-blues legend are transformed by dark magic and even darker comedy into an eccentric mélange of imaginative speculation and cultural criticism. Read full book review >

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JEFF IN VENICE, DEATH IN VARANASI by Geoff Dyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"Unsatisfying as a novel, but the observations are piquant enough to make for an enjoyable read."
Part novel, part cultural travelogue, this latest from the British critic and novelist (The Ongoing Moment, 2005, etc.) consists of two sections, linked by the narrator's sensibility. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CONFESSION OF THOMAS HAWKINS by Antonia Hodgson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"Chock full of intrigue, heroism, wickedness…and even some redemption. A fun historical read."
A quasi-picaresque novel about an 18th-century gentleman/rogue convicted of a murder he didn't commit and his efforts to clear his name and track down the killer. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR MONEY GREW ON TREES by Aaron Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Surprising and absorbing. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Horticulture pays off for an enterprising teen. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY'S END by Rachel Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A gently atmospheric ghost story with an intriguing setting and an appealing trio of protagonists. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
The Boundary, a legendary fog bank, hovers off the Scottish coast, drawing welcome tourists and unwelcome scientists to the picturesque village of Journey's End; but as three preteens discover, it's anything but benign. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DAYS OF VIDEO by Jeremy Hawkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"A novel that manages to be both very funny and very sad, with an unrepentant belief in both movies and love served with a cleverness and irreverence that are difficult to resist."
In this funny, surprisingly tender debut novel, Hawkins tells the story of a misfit group of video-store employees whose efforts to save their beloved shop offer the reader a cast of lovable oddities and a streak of infectious adoration for the power of movies. Read full book review >