Search Results: "John Baldwin"


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THE ELEVENTH PLAGUE by John S. Marr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Wash your hands thoroughly after reading. (Film rights to Fox 2000; $200,000 ad/promo; radio satellite tour)"
Epidemiologist Marr and freelancer Baldwin (Ice Pick, 1982) team up to write a gripping (if styleless) suspenser about a mad scientist bringing down upon mankind the ten Biblical plagues of Exodus, plus one more for good measure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2007

"A stirring adventure, smoothly recounted."
The story of Confederate raider Shenandoah, which preyed on Yankee shipping in an epic round-the-world voyage. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"B&w photos; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
What a woman this was. Read full book review >

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THE LAST KID LEFT by Rosecrans Baldwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Ruthless editing might have liberated an intriguing thesis and sharply drawn protagonists from 100 pages of extraneous material. As it stands, admirable but overreaching."
A double murder leads to some ugly discoveries about a small New Hampshire town and internet-fueled gossip in Baldwin's ambitious second novel. Read full book review >

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THE AMEN CORNER by James Baldwin
Released: June 12, 1967

"Symphonic in structure, mixing religious and sexual motifs, encompassing various shades of characters and situations against the background of a boat trip up the Hudson, 'The Outing' is memorable in every sense; funny, sad, colorful, it is a triumphant performance."
With the exception of "The Man Child," a macabre, faintly Lawrentian study of repressed love between two white men in the rural South, all of Baldwin's tales here deal in one form or another with the Negro problem. Read full book review >

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EDISON by Neil Baldwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 1995

"Like many eminent Victorians, Edison was a fascinating monster, and Baldwin captures some of both the fascination and the monstrosity; but one comes away from the book feeling that the best part of the story remains untold. (50 b&w photos, unseen)"
This new biography attempts not only to chronicle Edison's achievements but to set him in the context of his time. Read full book review >

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EXILE FOR DREAMERS by Kathleen Baldwin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 24, 2016

"Readers looking for a fast-paced spy novel might be disappointed by the sometimes-slow pacing, but those seeking period romance with a twist need look no further. (Paranormal historical romance. 12-18)"
This Regency-era romance set in 1814 England features students who attend Stranje House, an establishment for girls with unusual talents. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MAN, LITTLE MAN by James Baldwin
Released: Aug. 31, 1977

"Cazac's water-colored drawings are childlike as well, which suits the viewpoint, though here some discreet adult tempering might have strengthened the package."
This is billed as "a children's story for adults, an adult story for children"; it comes through at about an eight-year-old level; and it's told from the viewpoint, and in the idiom, of a four-year-old who seems a bit older. Read full book review >

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GOING TO MEET THE MAN by James Baldwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1965

"Symphonic in structure, mixing religious and sexual motifs, encompassing various shades of characters and situations against the background of a boat trip up the Hudson, 'The Outing' is memorable in every sense; funny, sad, colorful, it is a triumphant performance."
With the exception of "The Man Child," a macabre, faintly Lawrentian study of repressed love between two white men in the rural South, all of Baldwin's tales here deal in one form or another with the Negro problem. Read full book review >

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JAKE & MIMI by Frank Baldwin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 4, 2002

"From its cover of a naked and bound woman to its senseless climax: a grievously misguided effort."
From the author of a previous pedestrian novel about a paralegal who gambles to make himself feel alive (Balling the Jack, 1997) comes a bizarrely flat, cynical, and moronically repugnant narrative about a young stud who finds his life's purpose in stalking, seducing, then sexually torturing women. Read full book review >

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IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK by James Baldwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 1974

"But Baldwin makes the affirmation of the humanity of black people which is all too missing in various kinds of Superfly and sub-fly novels."
This new Baldwin novel is told by a 19-year-old black girl named Tish in a New York City ghetto about how she fell in love with a young black man, Fonny. Read full book review >