Search Results: "Joey Weiser"


BOOK REVIEW

MERMIN by Joey Weiser
by Joey Weiser, illustrated by Joey Weiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2013

"A decent-enough offering, but there are plenty of other fish in the sea. (Graphic fantasy/adventure. 8-12)"
A goofy indie comic that reads like Aquaman told though James Kochalka's whimsical lens doesn't quite stay afloat. Read full book review >

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MAKING WAVES by Joey Weiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2017

"A buoyant undersea adventure. (Graphic fantasy/adventure. 6-11)"
Humans and sea people teeter on the brink of war over diminishing resources. Read full book review >

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Released: July 13, 2005

"The breezy discussion of an unusual, appealing hobby keeps this problem novel from becoming overbearingly message-driven. (Fiction. 10-12)"
This short chapter book tackles common, but intimidating, childhood problems, such as bullies, divorce, step-parents and alcoholic parents. Read full book review >

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THE ANOMALIES by Joey Goebel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2003

"Dispensing with plot, Goebel wings it, credibility take the hindmost. It doesn't work."
First novel by the 21-year-old Goebel, former lead singer of the punk band The Mullets: a tale of five oddballs who form a rock band in small-town Kentucky: Read full book review >

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ABC by Benedikt Gross
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"This alphabet scavenger hunt will intrigue adults perhaps more than kids, but it's fascinating and extremely inventive. (Picture book. 5 & up)"
This alphabet book takes the ABCs to new heights—literally. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF DONNA-MAY DEAN by Joey Manley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 1991

"Though sometimes slick—and though Keller's stories are not nearly the hoot Manley seems to think they are—this is an honest portrayal of not only small-town homosexuality but also of generational conflict."
A promising first novel that chronicles homosexual life in small-town Alabama—in particular, the coming of age of Jamie, who rejects the camp-riddled life of his storytelling mentor for realism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Chronicles the entire journey of one man and his dog, illuminating the ways animals enhance our lives."
A heartfelt memoir that chronicles one man's relationship with his mixed-breed dog. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF EDEN by Joey Graceffa
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A promising start that gets more right than wrong. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A teenage girl finds her way through a dystopian society. Read full book review >

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TORTURE THE ARTIST by Joey Goebel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2004

"Not bad as a concept, but this Hollywood roman à clef never comes to life."
From second-novelist Goebel (The Anomalies, 2003) a dull-edged satire about an entertainment conglomerate that tries to put the pain back into artists' lives. Read full book review >

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MY WIFE WANTS YOU TO KNOW I'M HAPPILY MARRIED by Joey Franklin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"A candid, subtly profound collection."
Franklin (English/Brigham Young Univ.) meditates on the nature of manhood by reflecting on his life as a married father of three boys. Read full book review >