Search Results: "Jimmy Holder"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BALL HOGS by Rich Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2010

"Holder's simple sketches complement the straightforward narration, which will guide, if not inspire, maturing soccer players. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A little light on plot, this new series designed for middle-grade readers focuses on soccer skills and sportsmanship and is full of play-by-play action. Read full book review >

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SKELLY & FEMUR by Jimmy Pickering
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Kids may enjoy the baroque illustrations of this peculiar undead family, but they're unlikely to ask for it more than once. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Skelly the skeleton girl, of the eponymous 2007 book, has lost her buttons. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD RAT by Jimmy Breslin
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Smart and stinging—Breslin in fine form, which means a winner."
Buck up, Sopranos buffs: Tony and the gang may be gone, but Breslin's steely look at mob life in the glory—and gory—days will take some of the sting away. Read full book review >

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FRANCIS, POPE OF GOOD PROMISE by Jimmy Burns
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A sprawling study that, though enlightening, takes readers on more of a journey than they may have bargained for."
A wide-ranging biography of the current pope. Read full book review >

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SOUL SURVIVOR by Jimmy McDonough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"The soul singer remains an enigma that not even this incisive biography can unravel."
The dark and mysterious back story of a truly great singer. Read full book review >

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WHERE IS JOE MERCHANT? by Jimmy Buffett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 1992

"The uninitiated may be baffled; his fans will be enchanted."
The relaxed and reigning king of beach music, who most recently told Tales From Margaritaville (1989), tries his hand at a relaxed and rambling novel. Read full book review >

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DAMON RUNYON by Jimmy Breslin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 1991

"Could live forever."
The life of the mythic, wealthy journalist/short-story writer of the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls, told by the legendary, wealthy journalist/novel writer of Table Money, World Without End, Amen, etc. Making some allowances, this book is like Hemingway on Shakespeare. Read full book review >

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DANCING UP THE LADDER by Loy Holder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A mostly breezy read that sheds light on one woman's relatable struggle."
Debut author Holder offers a novel about an abused young mother's quest to survive. Read full book review >

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CRUSADE by Nancy Holder
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Yes, it's derivative and violent, but the page-turning action, hordes of sexy vampires and sullen teens qualify this as an end-of-summer beach read for those so inclined. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
This hefty series opener and literary bottom feeder offers a dizzying blend of dystopian teen romance, fangs and fur, the craft, voodoo and assorted religions and political philosophies. Read full book review >

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Listening to the Jar Flies by Jimmy R. Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2015

"A slow, sweet homage to two Midwestern towns."
A collection of memories and narrative vignettes that chronicles the vibrant people who populated rural Wheaton and Rocky Comfort, Missouri, between 1907 and 1960. Read full book review >