Search Results: "John Bentley Mays"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Mays thoughtfully interprets Southern culture, but his self-absorption makes the journey less compelling as memoir than as history. (8 pages b&w photos) ($50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A soul-searching memoir makes poetic hay of the saw that you can take the boy out of the South, but you can't take the South out of the boy. Read full book review >

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The Royal Secret by John Bentley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"A dense, theory-packed book that will appeal to lovers of historical conspiracies but may leave mystery buffs cold."
Mysteries, conspiracies, hidden identities, and secret codes abound in this debut thriller, which shuttles readers between the modern day and Tudor England. Read full book review >

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SUMMER STALK by Bentley Lyon
Released: Dec. 9, 1992

"Still, an improvement over the the author's first, White Crow."
The forest fire that killed ranger Heath Murphy may have been intentionally set, but there's no proof, which weighs heavily on Heath's older brother Gene, an L.A. cop who takes a leave from the force to investigate. Read full book review >

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THE CROSS by B.R. Bentley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 26, 2014

"A fast-paced thriller that's difficult to put down."
Multilayered mystery inspired by actual events. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BIG by Jonathan Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A sweet book that needs a little more oomph to make it a big hit. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little one tries to imagine himself big in this picture-book treatment of sibling dynamics. Read full book review >

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LITTLE PENGUIN GETS THE HICCUPS by Tadgh Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Like the readers' shouts, this is not quite strong enough to do the trick. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A penguin with the hiccups exhorts readers to help him cure his problem. Read full book review >

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WE OTHER by Sue Bentley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 28, 2017

"Packed with dense maunderings, this out-of-control tome might appeal to readers of slow-moving fairy stories aimed at adults—but likely won't. (Fantasy. 15-adult)"
Even a fairy princess can have a dreadful childhood. Read full book review >

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POOR NO MORE by Steven Bentley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"While recounting turbulent events in a physician's life, this book lacks vivid details."
Bentley's second memoir (A License to Heal: Random Memories of an ER Doctor, 2014) tells his rags-to-riches story of overcoming poverty and abuse to become a doctor.Read full book review >

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How to Live Rich! by Robert Bentley
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2016

"This engaging book looks at aspects of living large that are likely familiar to the wealthy, but it also offers a peek at the millionaire's lifestyle for those with a vicarious interest."
A self-made multimillionaire shares advice for living in this debut guide. Read full book review >

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THE PARENTS' AND EDUCATORS' MANUAL OF TEEENAGE by Bruce G. Bentley
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"An insightful book to help parents and educators become smart, sensitive and strong caregivers."
A longtime social worker offers advice on raising adolescents in his debut. Read full book review >