Search Results: "John A. MacDougall"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2013

"A heartfelt, worthwhile read for anyone who is struggling with or who knows someone struggling with addiction."
A spiritual interpretation of Alcoholics Anonymous' Big Book. Read full book review >

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SMILE by John A. Rowe
by John A. Rowe, illustrated by John A. Rowe
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"In the end, however, while the story may elicit some smiles among readers, with so little actual plot, this is a bland and predictable effort. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Grumpy Land isn't a fun place to be. Read full book review >

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THE GINGERBREAD MAN by John A. Rowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"As for the cookie, he's a faceless little cutout who could be genetically related to Gumby, a ridiculous windbag richly deserving of his fate. (Picture book. 3-6)"
``Ha ha ha, hee hee hee, I'm the Gingerbread Man and you can't catch me!'' taunts the fleet-footed cookie. Read full book review >

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Decoding Bible Messages by John A. Mapp Jr.
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2015

"A useful manual for Christians seeking to find the roots of their faith in Jewish Scripture."
In his nonfiction debut, Mapp tracks down and explicates threads of Christian prophecy in the Scriptures, operating under the familiar religious assumption that, as he puts it, "The entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is about Him." Read full book review >

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JACKSON STREET by John A. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 1995

"An impressively serious and professional debut from a man who served in Vietnam himself and obviously knows whereof he writes."
A few of these gritty tales about military men have appeared in literary magazines, but they deserve a wider audience. Read full book review >

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COYOTE MOON by John A. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Superb, often laugh-out-loud first half. Then no more jokes."
Miller abandons suspense (Tropical Heat, 2002, etc.) for what at first looks like a supernatural satire on baseball, reincarnation, and quantum physics—with some of the funniest sports spoofs since Ring Lardner. Read full book review >

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AUTOPSY OF WAR by John A. Parrish
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"A useful introduction to the causes and consequences of PTSD."
A distinguished physician reflects on a tormented life haunted by memories of his one-year war. Read full book review >

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KNIFE FIGHTS by John A. Nagl
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2014

"A thoughtful, lucid, not-terribly-optimistic autobiography of a scholarly soldier."
Nagl, a career officer and leading advocate for the Army's new counterinsurgency doctrine, delivers a lively memoir that combines battlefield experiences with military politics. Read full book review >

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AULD LANG SYNE by John A Vikara
Released: April 3, 2012

"An earnest, heartfelt ghost story that's as enveloping as warm shelter in a snowstorm."
An elderly man and former street-gang member must confront his past in the author's novella (National Defense, 2006, etc.), another chapter in The Vandals series. Read full book review >

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IS AMERICA BREAKING APART? by John A. Hall
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"A slim but very thoughtful volume that is well worth reading."
Amid the clamor of multiculturalism and "difference" politics, Americans wonder if their country can remain a cohesive whole. Read full book review >

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THE DREADED OGRESS OF THE TUNDRA by Neil Christopher
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2015

"As monsters go, the amautalik is a satisfyingly disgusting and scary one, and this introduction should appeal to a broad range of middle-grade readers. (Folklore. 8-12)"
Among the perils of the Arctic is the amautalik, a terrifying, child-snatching ogress.Read full book review >

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SNOWY by Ruth Doan MacDougall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 1993

"With enjoyable period detail."
By the author of A Lovely Time Was Had by All (1982) and other stories about happy-to-abrasive mixes and match-ups among friends, lovers, and married couples in small New Hampshire towns: a sequel that chronicles the 30-year career of Henrietta Snow (``Snowy'') from The Cheerleader (1973). Read full book review >