Search Results: "Jerome Walford"


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CURSE OF THE GRIFFIN by Jerome Walford
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 13, 2013

"A dystopian vampire fantasy likely to appeal more to fans of The Hunger Games than the Twilight saga."
In this action-packed series opener, a starving artist finds that there's magic in his past, and he's determined to better his life as a commoner in a world ruled by vampires. Read full book review >

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WONDERFUL PUSSY WILLOWS by Jerome Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"An unusually attractive offering for budding botanists, photographers, or anyone who's ever rejoiced in this unique harbinger of spring. (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
Striking color photos—as beautifully composed as they are informative, with many of them magnified to show the dozens of tiny flowers that make up a single catkin, the stages of growth, pollination, etc.—are accompanied by a lucid text detailing growth and characteristics of this appealing species and its place in the plant kingdom. Read full book review >

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EVERYDAY MYSTERIES by Jerome Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The exercise is mildly amusing but the whole enterprise never overcomes a sense of languid familiarity. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A book of full-color photographs by Wexler (Jack-in-the- Pulpit, 1993, etc.) divided into five different sections, each of which invites readers to take a different close-up view of everyday objects, from sweaters to potato chips. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Overall, informative and appealingly told. (resource list, endnotes, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
With photographs and sidebars, a narrative account of the United States LGBT movement's highlights in the 20th and 21st centuries. Read full book review >

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Released: April 6, 1989

A far-reaching discussion of human psychology and traditional methods of investigation. Read full book review >

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MIAMI HEAT by Jerome Sanford
Released: Feb. 21, 1990

The cold war still simmers on a back burner in this industrious but uninvolving thriller that spins around a plan to assassinate Castro. Read full book review >

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IRON HOUSE by Jerome Washington
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 15, 1994

"Righteous anger, pointed questioning, and a plaintive voice that cannot be denied—but a far cry from the rage and fury of the best prison writing."
Vignettes of prison life, as told from inside the ``big house.'' Washington, who spent 16 years in federal jails after being convicted of murder (he claimed self-defense), serves an anedcotal smorgasbord of prison life and people. Read full book review >

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THE GREEN LANTERN by Jerome Charyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"The plot, however, rarely matters with Charyn. He is who he is: endlessly quirky, just about inimitable, and definitely an acquired taste."
Love in a Siberian climate. Read full book review >

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KNEE HOLES by Jerome Brooks
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Still, an intelligent, carefully structured novel for a special few. (Fiction. YA+)"
Hope Gallagher, 15, narrator of Brooks's latest foray into teenage angst, suffers from a poor self-image; she's sure a computer glitch put her in Dr. Everett Rogers's honors English. Read full book review >

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HERETIC by Jerome Tuccille
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2006

"Generally skillful and engagingly detailed, but accenting the carnal more than the spiritual."
A would-be Hemingway traces the spiritual and sexual odyssey of his early years. Read full book review >

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WINTER WARNING by Jerome Charyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Less antic than some of its waggish hero's earlier chronicles but still manically inventive, proudly undisciplined, and peopled with dark lords and ladies best characterized by wildly inflated epithets—in other words, nothing at all like any presidencies since 1988."
Isaac Sidel, last seen (Under the Eye of God, 2012) as vice president-elect, becomes president when his top guy is forced to resign. Fireworks ensue, most of them not especially patriotic. Read full book review >