Search Results: "Joe Evans"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"With the grace and directness of a beloved grandparent, Evans captures both the rarified and mundane aspects of a life in music."
Charming, straightforward autobiography of one of the great, unheralded figures in jazz and R&B. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An engaging personal account of the nature and inner struggle of nonviolence."
A mother's debut memoir focuses on her son and the practice of nonviolence. Read full book review >

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MODERN MYTHOLOGY WITH JOE TODD-STANTON
by Julie Danielson

Debut author-illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton, who lives in the UK, brings readers the first in a new series called Brownstone’s Mythical Collection. Arthur and the Golden Rope—complete with a daring young protagonist; a monstrous, hand-chomping wolf; and “artefacts of great power and rarity”—is based on Norse mythology. This first volume of the series opens with a Professor Brownstone, welcoming readers ...


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"While this outing lacks the notable magical impact of the first of the series, it's still rollicking good fun and often engagingly suspenseful, perfect for a quick read or entertaining read-aloud. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Stuart Horten, 10, is back for a second mysterious adventure. Read full book review >

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FREEZING by Penelope Evans
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"Maybe, but meanwhile Evans uses every word of her novel to immerse its mousy hero more deeply into his death-in-life."
A lonely morgue photographer's fixation on a late client unleashes madness and violence. Read full book review >

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DENG XIAOPING by Richard Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Excruciatingly circumstantial, yet as comprehensive a look at the hitherto shadowy leader as we're likely to have any time soon. (Eight pages of photographs—not seen)"
From a prominent Sinologist, once British ambassador in Peking: an authoritative if numbingly detailed biography of the aging communist revolutionary and leader. Read full book review >

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Released: May 28, 1999

FANATIC HEARTA Life of John Boyle O'Reilly, 1844—1890Evans, A.G. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A rich narrative that will delight students of the Civil War. (39 b&w photos, 15 maps, not seen) (History Book Club main selection)"
A vivid account of the campaign that helped decide the outcome of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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ROWING IN EDEN by Elizabeth Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2000

"Precisely drawn but an age-old portrait of a dreamy girl on the sudden verge of womanhood."
An overly familiar outing from Evans (Carter Clay, 1999; The Blue Hour, 1994) tells of one Frances Jean Wahl, 13 years old—and beset by sexual longing. Read full book review >

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RAGE AGAINST THE MESHUGENAH by Danny Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Tedious and ultimately mediocre."
A nice Jewish boy reflects on his experiences with depression. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"For women who need help dealing with the sexual power struggles of their relationship."
A creative catalyst for remedying an ailing sex life. Read full book review >