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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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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SHAKE, WIGGLE & ROLL by Carli Davidson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Will delight kids and caregivers alike. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A kinetic catalog of canine activities. 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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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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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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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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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 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 >