Search Results: "John A. Livingston"


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Released: Nov. 1, 1995

This Canadian naturalist's polemic shows humanity as abandoning a holistic natural order for a self-centered life as a rogue species. Read full book review >

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BRAVO, LIVINGSTON MOUSE! by Pamela Duncan Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"And a-one, and a-two, keep that rhythm Livingstone. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Livingstone Mouse (1996) returns to the scene in a musically themed adventure. Read full book review >

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JOHN MUIR WRESTLES A WATERFALL by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"A welcome addition to the modern collection of John Muir's adventures. (Internet resources, bibliography, citations) (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
A noted naturalist nearly loses his life exploring a waterfall. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2008

"Scholars will deplore the dearth of documentation, but general readers will delight in this tale of a randy rapscallion who found time between dalliances to create some enduringly popular works of fiction and drama."
An authorized biography of the peripatetic, priapic and enormously prolific octogenarian who still rises at dawn to the pages of blank foolscap he fills with astonishing speed and craft. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN A DISTANT LAND by Nancy Livingston
Released: March 31, 1989

Here, the author's unlikely duo—quiet, retired widower G.D.H. Pringle and his buxom, lively companion Mavis Bignell (Incident at Parga, etc.)—are travelling across Australia on a trip paid for by Mavis big Derby win. Read full book review >

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Love on the Wings of War by John Livingston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2016

"Entrancing romantic suspense with an intriguing dose of Middle Eastern history."
An American graduate student faces serious obstacles when he falls for a young Egyptian woman in Cairo in this novel. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2008

Weatherford's compressed poetic homage to Coltrane's early influences relays biographical details through metaphors evoking sound: "Before John was a jazz giant, / he heard Grandpa's Sunday sermons, / Mama playing hymns for the senior choir, / and the scoutmaster's call to join a band." Read full book review >

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The Hart of John: A New Apocalypse by Lawrence R. Deering
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tense, thought-provoking thriller about the power of revealed Scripture."
In Deering's (Youth Group, 2012, etc.) sequel to The Brotherhood (2013), the discovery of a hidden manuscript gives rise to a dangerous demagogue, and only the nephew of another demagogue can stop him.Read full book review >

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I WANT A HUG by John A. Rowe
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The absence of a Mama Hedgehog may ruffle more convention-minded children (and adults), but the message that differences should be embraced—literally, in this case—is always worth an iteration. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Between endpapers filled with couples kissing and embracing among floating hearts, Rowe places a cozy tale of a baby hedgehog in need of a touch of intimacy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"For Cold War completists only. One hopes that Walker will not profit from this defiant scribble."
Straight from the federal pen, an unrepentant traitor's mea culpa. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURES OF A BALLAD HUNTER by John A. Lomax
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Essential reading for neo-folkies, alt-country fans, blues enthusiasts, and most other stripes of music lover."
A reissue, 70 years after the original publication, of the lightly learned, endlessly interesting memoir by pioneering folklorist Lomax. Read full book review >