Search Results: "Jess Bravin"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 1997

"Bravin's research on the crucial years is admirable, but his final product is incomplete and only intermittently interesting. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First serial to Buzz magazine; author tour)"
This biography of Lynette ``Squeaky'' Fromme—would-be assassin of President Ford—leaves large portions of her life unexplored, focusing in full only on her years in the Manson Family and her attempt to shoot the president. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A damning, brave book by an author who is legitimately outraged by what he uncovered."
The Supreme Court correspondent for the Wall Street Journal exposes the post-9/11 legal morass resulting in the detention of alleged terrorists at Guantanamo Bay. Read full book review >

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I KNOW SASQUATCH by Jess Bradley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Despite its clever multimedia illustrative style reminiscent of the Knuffle Bunny books, this forgettable story lacks the substance to recommend it beyond a cursory source of cuteness. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The truth about Sasquatch is revealed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Interesting idea, not-so-great execution. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
When Brie's heart literally breaks, killing her, she must go through the five stages of grief before moving on in the afterlife. Read full book review >

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BABYLON BOYZ by Jess Mowry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1997

Mowry allows young readers to hang with the Babylon Boyz, an inner-city posse: Dante, a 14-year-old ``crack baby'' with a heart condition; Pook, a fearless, gay street fighter; and Wyatt, witty and able to slip a gun past the school's metal detectors by packing ``heat'' in his rolls of fat. Read full book review >

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AUGUST MOON by Jess Lourey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"Another amusing tale set in the town full of over-the-top zanies who've endeared themselves to the engaging Mira."
A sweltering summer that would make most Minnesota librarians grateful for their climate control brings several dangerous cases to an amateur sleuth who just can't stick to the stacks. Read full book review >

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THE TRAIN TO LO WU by Jess Row
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"This Whiting Award-winning author has a very bright future."
Set mostly in Hong Kong, seven stories portray dislocated lives: an impressive debut from an admirably protean storyteller. Read full book review >

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THE ZERO by Jess Walter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"This is the breakout novel of a brave and talented young writer (Citizen Vance, 2005, etc.), though for some, it will seem so uncompromisingly chilling that it will be too much."
Five days after 9/11, Brian Remy, hero cop, first responder, wanders his city like a shell-shocked pilgrim in this brilliant tour-de-force that's as heartrending as it is harrowing. Read full book review >

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OVER TUMBLED GRAVES by Jess Walter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A well-executed tale from a journalist who serves the reader a nice variation on the Good Women, Hard Jobs, Tough Spots motif."
A Washington Post journalist (Every Knee Shall Bow, 1995, not reviewed) brings together a tight, well-researched, and satisfying first novel that follows the unexpected path of a serial killer in Spokane—and his heroine's attempts to keep up. Read full book review >

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HOW TO OUTSWIM A SHARK WITHOUT A SNORKEL by Jess Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"An enjoyable frolic with a great message that kids won't even notice they're absorbing. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Which is worse: a shark or a 13-year-old bully? Read full book review >

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BABY SITTER by Jess Stockham
illustrated by Jess Stockham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Other books include Sleepover (ISBN: 978-1-84643-280-4), Nursery (ISBN: 978-1-84643-281-1) and Big Day Out (ISBN: 978-1-84643-282-8). (Board book. 2-4)"
A toddler's first evening with a babysitter receives a relentlessly positive spin in this entry in the First Time series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAY PAST COOL by Jess Mowry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

Black teen gangs in West Oakland are the subject of Mowry's first novel—a long cry of pain and rage over conditions in the ghetto. Read full book review >