Search Results: "Jodilyn Owen"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ESSENTIAL HOMEBIRTH GUIDE by Jane Drichta
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A strong, helpful resource for anyone considering a home birth."
Professional midwives Drichta and Owen present a comprehensive and easy-to-read guide to lead mothers through each phase of pregnancy and home birth. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MAD ABOUT MONKEYS by Owen Davey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A vast amount of information on monkeys is expertly delivered in both text and image without patronizing either readers or monkeys—a delight. (index) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
An informational picture book about monkeys throughout the world. Read full book review >

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NIGHT KNIGHT by Owen Davey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"A visual feast for very youngest fans of knights and castles. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An upside-down colander becomes a knight's helmet and a yawn becomes "ye olde yawn" when a small boy dreamer gets ready for bed. Read full book review >

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ROSIE NO-NAME AND THE FOREST OF FORGETTING by Gareth Owen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1996

"Promising a lot, this still fails to satisfy. (Fiction. 8-12)"
This time-travel tale begins with a prologue set in 1916 when a witch pulls a young girl under the waters of a dark pool. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO SPEED LIMIT by Frank Owen
NON-FICTION
Released: July 24, 2007

"Disturbing, haunting, memorable and at times morbidly funny. What's most unfortunate is that the people who should be reading this book probably won't."
A harrowing study of methamphetamine. Read full book review >

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CALL EACH RIVER JORDAN by Owen Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

A "novel of historical suspense" wanders pleasantly through its plot: a mystery involving the slaughter of 40 escaped slaves between Civil War battle lines, and one man's attempt to find the killers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 1999

"A most enjoyable, and surprisingly moving portrait of a man and the institution he crafted in his own image. (32 pages color photos, not seen) (Author to ur)"
An involving and thorough look at pro golf's crown jewel and the driven individual who created it. Read full book review >

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OREGON HILL by Howard Owen
Released: July 1, 2012

"Willie Black deserves a sequel."
Owen's (The Reckoning, 2010, etc.) 10th novel, part mystery, part character study. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS OF GLORY by Owen Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"But his warrant to investigate rumors of an Irish insurrection in what ought to be one of President Lincoln's strongholds led to his predecessor's death, and threatens him as well with the violence Parry tracks from battlefields to back alleys."
After his wounding at Bull Run (Faded Coat of Blue, 1999) and his bout of typhoid, Welsh-born Captain Abel Jones is dispatched by Secretary of State Seward to New York's Finger Lakes region, apparently as far from the bloody theater of the Civil War as he can imagine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Science writing at its best. (16 line illus., 3 halftones)"
An informative review of current research on sleep and dreams and a new theory about the nature and function of dreaming, presented with clarity, wit, and finesse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2009

"He's no McPhee or Pollan, but Owen provides a dogged, contrarian argument that scores some good points."
Want to reduce your carbon footprint and save the planet? Move to Manhattan. Read full book review >