Search Results: "John Brant"


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THE BOY WHO RUNS by John Brant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A bright, uplifting biography about determination and giving back."
The inspiring life of a Ugandan middle-distance runner and his journey from bush village to Olympic hopeful. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2012

"A dramatic account of the risks and rewards of top-level long-distance running."
Assisted by Brant (Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley and America's Greatest Marathon, 2007), former long-distance running prodigy Salazar incorporates lessons learned from bitter experience in this account of his life. Read full book review >

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ZENN DIAGRAM by Wendy Brant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"A light read for those looking for a meet-cute with a twist. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
A girl with the ability to read people's emotions meets a boy who defies her expectations in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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Israel Unveiled by Brant Brown
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2013

"An unconvincing and offensive riot act."
An attack on ancient and modern Israel and those who lay claim to it. Read full book review >

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BLOOD HARVEST by Brant Randall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2008

"Randall's debut is captivating but lumpy, with the plot often lost in the meanderings of storytellers who spin yarns with more aplomb than variety."
In Prohibition-era New England, a family feud fuels attempted murder and a lynching. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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The Descent by Brant Wehde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 14, 2015

"Though the pace may prove a little too free-wheeling for some readers, the story explores a mythical world that's both metaphorical and creative."
A debut coming-of-age novel examines a young man's journey through a fantastical afterlife. Read full book review >

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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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HUMPHREY & RALPH by Katharine Andres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Amusing and well told. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A funny, beautifully written book by the award-winning author of Fish Story (1993). Read full book review >

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SUMMER POTPOURRI
by Bobbi Dumas

Over the past month I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a bunch of books that came my way, and a couple of them were just terrific, so I thought I’d share.

Adriana Anders’ Under Her Skin (February ’17) launched an intense contemporary romance series Blank Canvas which has a very interesting spin on the tattoo theme. (It got a ...


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WILD AND WONDERFUL
by Julie Danielson

At the end of John Cage and Lois Long’s Mud Book, we see a birthday cake made out of mud with dried dandelions for candles. To boot, we’ve been instructed prior to that precisely how to make a mud cake. “Make a wish,” this last page states with unequivocal glee.

I love this. Could there be a better antidote ...


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