Search Results: "Jeff Sampson"


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RAVAGE by Jeff Sampson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Emily's alpha wolf-girl toughness will appeal, along with a bit of romance. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
The Deviants trilogy concludes (or does it?) with a slamfest of action. Read full book review >

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VESPER by Jeff Sampson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"Intriguing. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
A shy, dorky 16-year-old transforms into a wild party girl at night in this effective supernatural thriller. Read full book review >

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HAVOC by Jeff Sampson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Plenty of thrilling action, clearly with more to come. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
The second exciting installment in the continuing saga of a dorky daytime girl who morphs into a savvy, hot chick and/or werewolf at night. Read full book review >

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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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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 STORY OF SIMPSON AND SAMPSON by Munro Leaf
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 31, 1941

"Judge for yourself — is this a book for children, or a book adults will buy using children as an excuse?"
Are Munro Leaf's name, plus Robert Lawson's beautiful pictures sufficient to warrant wide popularity for this new venture, which I personally, felt much too adult in its conception, its execution and its humor for small children. 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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FALLING OFF AIR by Catherine Sampson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 26, 2004

"Sympathetic characters can't quite overcome the overfamiliar between-two-lovers plot."
Journalist Sampson's first brings us Robin Ballantyne, a TV news producer who just may end up her station's biggest story. Read full book review >

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POWDER by Kevin Sampson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2002

"Too bad it's not nearly as good."
Narcissism runs rampant in UK rock 'n' roll as depicted by first-novelist Sampson, who once managed a Liverpool pop group and so knows whereof he speaks. Read full book review >