Search Results: "Jeffrey Condran"


BOOK REVIEW

PRAGUE SUMMER by Jeffrey Condran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Fluctuating between wry observation and solemn introspection, this is an expressive, tantalizing and ingeniously constructed study of human character."
A couple's world is turned upside down when a friend visits in this Kafkaesque literary thriller by debut novelist Condran. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HAIR SCARE by Jeffrey Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Ending in mid-thought with an ellipse, this is likely to engender little response in readers beyond wild gusts of indifference. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Setting a new standard for inane self-indulgence, this aimless, incomprehensible effort from a graphic designer pairs an opaque plot to postmodern illustrations constructed, seemingly, from feathers and finger-paints. Read full book review >

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THE STONE COLD AGE by Jeffrey Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Captivated kids will be happy to see that Book 3 is on its way. (Graphic historical fiction. 9-12)"
Neanderthal siblings return for a blustery infoventure in the Ice Age. Read full book review >

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ONE DEAD FISH by Jeffrey James
by Jeffrey James, illustrated by Jeffrey James, developed by Jeffrey James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2012

"Makes Arlene Sardine look like My Little Pony.(iPad storybook app. 9-11)"
"The salmon fry swirled and splashed as they scattered, / ‘Spawn and die, spawn and die, spawn and die' they all chattered." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLICK! by Jeffrey Ebbeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"An enjoyable bedtime story that demands to be heard. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An industrious lamp in the shape of a bird fixes all things that go bump in the night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FDR WAY by Jeffrey Morris
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 17, 1996

"A model of historical writing for children. (diagrams, maps, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The latest in the Great Presidential Decisions series details the choices Roosevelt made in the fight to turn around the Depression, lead America to join the war against Hitler, and create the United Nations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POCKET AND THE PENDANT by Mark Jeffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 30, 2004

"Dotted with cliché and melodrama but driven-and driven well-by good old-fashioned sci-fi storytelling."
A sci-fi adventure steeped in the lore of an ancient civilization that will appeal to children and adults alike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADAM THE KING by Jeffrey Lewis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2008

"Quirky, rueful and wise."
Disasters bookend this slim story, the last in a quartet of loosely linked novels (Meritocracy, 2004, etc.) from TV and movie scriptwriter Lewis. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN ELEGY by Jeffrey Simpson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 1996

"Uncomfortable in its finality, direct but not always graceful in style, this book is best read as the fulfillment of a final descendant's lifetime obsession."
An engaging if ultimately somber 200-year history of a family and the rise and decline of the small Pennsylvania town that was their home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2005

"'If I have done anything to advance the just cause of equality for gay people, it was by accident,' McGowan writes modestly, 'a result of simply finally making the decision to act.' His ringing text shows him acting with vigor."
Rip-sawn memoir by a gay man who "always wanted to be a soldier." Read full book review >

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THE PORTRAIT OF MRS. CHARBUQUE by Jeffrey Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2002

"Chillingly surreal with occasional lapses into downright silliness, but by and large Ford keeps the pages turning."
Fantasy author Ford (The Beyond, 2001, etc.) turns to a historical setting for this near-miss thriller set in little old New York. Read full book review >