Search Results: "Joe Flood"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 29, 2010

"Important reading for anyone who cares about cities and how they are governed."
A Bronx-based journalist examines the epidemic of fires that swept New York City in the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >

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THERE'S A WALRUS IN MY BED! by Ciara Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A humorous bedtime story that children will recognize as a twist on their own experiences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's hard to sleep in a new bed. Read full book review >

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INFINITE SKY by C.J. Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Readers who don't need endings tied up with tight little bows will find much to think about here. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Tragedy emerges from the commonplace miseries of everyday life in this evocative mood piece. Read full book review >

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The Wreck of the Nymph by Don Flood
Released: June 15, 2013

"A tightly written, enjoyable seafaring thriller."
A terse, fast-paced debut thriller novella in which the lure of an 18th-century shipwreck's gold brings out the worst in a motley crew. Read full book review >

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BAG MEN by John Flood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Gorgeously and audaciously plotted, with a trio of starring roles that would make a casting director salivate, even if he weren't being tested for drugs."
The beating death of a Catholic priest on a Logan Airport runway on New Year's Eve is only the beginning of this gritty first novel's magical mystery tour of 1965 Boston. Read full book review >

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NO-NAME BABY by Nancy Bo Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"With its authentic depiction of the hardships of early-20th-century life and well-rounded characters, this is an agreeable, ultimately optimistic tale of the strength of the human spirit. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
How does an almost-14-year-old girl handle the tragedy of her mother's giving birth to one doomed preemie after another? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"A worthy contribution to the Civil War literature."
A well-crafted study of "two failed men with great potential" without whom the Civil War might have ended differently. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A welcome addition to the literature surrounding Grant and his time."
A lucid, often somber account of the sad but noble decline of Ulysses S. Grant. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 1995

"The prose is at times too flowery, and the text a bit disjointed, but Flood writes history with style and tells an informative, affecting tale. (illustrations, not seen)"
The story of the relationship between an infant survivor of the Wounded Knee massacre and her adoptive mother, a leader of the women's suffrage movement. Read full book review >

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SOLDIER SISTER, FLY HOME by Nancy Bo Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Heartfelt and poignant, the tale nevertheless feels a little out of touch. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The daughter of a Navajo woman and a white man struggles with her older sister's deployment to Iraq and her own sense of self. Read full book review >

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WARRIORS IN THE CROSSFIRE by Nancy Bo Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2010

"An important and little-known perspective on World War II. (historical note, further reading) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
In World War II, the United States fought Japan for control of the Pacific islands, but what about the people who already lived on those islands? Read full book review >