Search Results: "Jen X Productions"


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X by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Grafton's endless resourcefulness in varying her pitches in this landmark series (W Is for Wasted, 2013, etc.), graced by her trademark self-deprecating humor, is one of the seven wonders of the genre."
What does X stand for? Xanakis, XLNT, maybe even Father Xavier, all features of Kinsey Millhone's dense, meaty 24th case. Read full book review >

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X by Ilyasah Shabazz
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Readers for whom pre-civil rights America is ancient history will find this poetic interpretation eye-opening and riveting. (notes about characters, timeline, family tree, historical context, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Teaming with veteran Magoon, the third daughter of Malcolm X draws upon history and family stories to create a novel about her father's life before the "X." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"Likely to appeal only to Christian readers."
A mother's searching memoir about how she and her family found their faith tested in the aftermath of a devastating car crash. Read full book review >

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X-ISLE by Steve Augarde
ADVENTURE
Released: July 13, 2010

"A powerful, disturbing story laced with quirky, memorable characters and fast-paced masculine action and interaction—perfect for male teens. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In a devastated future world, two boys struggle to survive a brutal, bizarre existence on X-Isle. Read full book review >

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CHILD X by Lee Weatherly
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2002

"Melodrama with teen style. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Thirteen-year-old Jules Cheney's father, Ben, is her devoted chauffeur, cook, and confidante until a fight between him and Jules's workaholic mother forces him to leave without a trace. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 1997

"Detailed, Berton RouechÇstyle accounts of medical detection in support of a powerful doomsday warning. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Radio satellite tour)"
From the author of The Forgotten Plague (1993), which sounded an alarm about the resurgence of tuberculosis, comes another dire warning, this time about the threat of new plagues from emerging viruses. Read full book review >

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MALCOLM X by Walter Dean Myers
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

A fervent portrait of the controversial man who "put the hard edge on the [civil rights] movement" and "scared America" with his anger. Read full book review >

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MALCOLM X by Michael Friedly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 1992

"1290; Benjamin Karim's Remembering Malcolm, reviewed below), the most revealing about the killing. (Eight-page photo insert.)"
One of three Malcolm X books (so far) set to appear along with Spike Lee's epic film. Read full book review >

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BOY X by Dan Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Intense, captivating, and distinctive. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Ash wakes in an unfamiliar room with an IV in his arm, a head full of jumbled memories, and a host of superhuman abilities. He has no idea what he is capable of, but if he is going to save the world, he needs to evolve. Read full book review >

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PROJECT X by Jim Shepard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2004

"A story 'ripped from the headlines' and transformed into a bitter, gemlike work of art. (See above.)"
The recent school shootings that have lodged in the American consciousness as a recurring dark nightmare inspire a powerful fictional counterpart in Shepard's vivid, frightening sixth novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"Much more medical detail than was provided by Challem, accompanied by an equally worthwhile plan for improving health. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
What it is, how to treat it—a well-based medical guide to the newly named cluster of metabolic abnormalities. Read full book review >