Search Results: "Jim Davidson"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A cautionary tale about the true danger of extreme mountaineering."
The tragic saga of a mountain climb gone awry. Read full book review >

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VOLTAIRE by Ian Davidson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2010

"Unflinching and illuminating."
From the author of Voltaire in Exile: The Last Years, 1753-1778 (2004), a psychologically intimate biography of the great writer and philosopher. Read full book review >

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VOLTAIRE IN EXILE by Ian Davidson
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A well-tempered work from whose pages Voltaire gracefully and realistically rises: wiser, more caring and generous, always eloquent as the years gain upon him. (8 pp. b&w illustrations, not seen)"
The French philosophe's ebullient, incredibly productive years in exile, admirably drawn by the London Financial Times' former foreign-affairs columnist. Read full book review >

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HOW IS DAN DOING? by Margo Davidson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Candid and heartbreaking memoir that may appeal to those whose experiences mirror the author's."
A mother chronicles the struggles of having a child with antisocial personality disorder. Read full book review >

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THE VISITOR'S CHOICE by Alexander Davidson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 30, 2014

"An imaginative example of fantasy done right."
With just the turn of a page, a boy is transported to new worlds in this fantastic middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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THE STARS ASKEW by Rjurik Davidson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Still too verbose but a decided improvement on its dazzling yet chilly predecessor."
Second installment of a fantasy series (Unwrapped Sky, 2014) about a slow-motion rebellion overtaking an ancient, decaying city in thrall to body- and brain-warping magic. Read full book review >

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MAGNETIC CITY by Justin Davidson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017

"A worthy companion to Alfred Kazin's A Walker in the City and the American Institute of Architects guides to the architecture of New York as well as a treat for fans of the metropolis."
A street-level celebration of New York City in all "its perpetual complexity and contradiction." Read full book review >

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TOP DOG by Carli Davidson
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A fresh look at some old expressions, using dogs of all ages to teach some new tricks. (Picture book. 4 & up)"
Twenty-one different dogs illustrate a variety of familiar idiomatic expressions about dogs. Read full book review >

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JIM SHEPARD
by Vincent Scarpa

“I’m trying to put less food on my kids’ tables,” Jim Shepard jokes. This, in reference to the years he spent researching the Minoan eruption of Thera—a catastrophic volcanic event in mid-second millennium B.C.E.—with the intent to write something fairly substantial about it and ending up instead with “Cretan Love Song,” a story that, at ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE EXPLOSIONIST by Jenny Davidson
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Readers willing to dive in will be eager for the sequel. (author's note) (Fantasy/alternate history. 13 & up)"
Adult novelist and scholarly author Davidson crafts a YA alternate-history/murder-mystery romp—and mostly pulls it off. Read full book review >

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JASON & KYRA by Dana Davidson
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Suffering without a strong story or inspired writing, Davidson's debut misses its mark. (Fiction. 12+)"
An improbable romance blossoms between two African-American students: Jason Vincent, basketball star and one of the most popular guys in school, and intelligent, but inexperienced Kyra Evans. Read full book review >