Search Results: "John Chambers"


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Scourge Ship by John Chambers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2016

"A uniquely raw medical thriller brimming with perfect comedic timing."
In this fiction debut, disaster stalks a vacationing doctor, his family, and thousands of fellow cruise ship guests. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2011

"Notes toward a breaching of the science/spirituality divide, told with freethinking verve and scientific skepticism."
An attempt to situate the soul in the subatomic realm, and a consideration of what may happen to it after the death of the body. Read full book review >

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THE ROOFTOP ROCKET PARTY by Roland Chambers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Crisp writing, top-notch composition, and exuberant illustrations from blueprint endpaper to blueprint endpaper. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Finn's summer visit to "famous rocket scientist" Doctor Gass is a serious and glorious adventure. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"A frivolous but charming story that accurately presents the antics, motivations and dreams of a very small sector of the diverse Latino juvenile population in South Florida, one that adores pop culture and fashion icons but at the same time remains respectful of conventional family values and traditions—just right as the opener for this Spanish-accented chick-lit series. (Fiction. 13-16)"
A guilty-pleasure page-turner introduces a wealthy and spoiled Cuban-American teenager, Alicia Cruz, 15, whose passion to start her own business will take her and her closest friends, Carmen, Jamie and Gaz, on a roller coaster when she decides to organize Sarita's quinceañera party. Read full book review >

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PLUS by Veronica Chambers
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"Still, Bee's rollicking, name-brand-laden story is fizzy and funny, dissolving like cotton candy but enjoyable along the way. (Fiction. YA)"
This frothy fashion fancy keeps the pages turning despite much implausibility. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Ambitious, imperfect, challenging and powerfully affecting. (Fiction. YA)"
With profound respect for readers, Chambers again stretches the YA genre to its edges and beyond. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2008

"Using a wealth of documentary material, the author depicts with exceptional vividness the life of an elephant that became an icon."
Biography of a true giant, fleshed out with social history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"While writing about the first lady, most of these perceptive essayists are also writing about themselves and their country, showing the shifts in perception and possibility that she has helped inspire."
A collection of essays that genuflect before a first lady like no other. Read full book review >

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POSTCARDS FROM NO MAN’S LAND by Aidan Chambers
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"This is a wide-ranging, challenging, beautifully written novel for older teenagers and adults who love to settle into a big, rewarding story. (Fiction. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old Jacob Todd has come from England to Amsterdam to honor his grandfather, also named Jacob Todd, a British soldier who fought and died in Holland in 1944. Read full book review >

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Released: March 16, 2012

"A quick, detailed introduction to the technique of parody."
Chambers (Parody, 2010) returns with a jocular instruction manual for creating and reveling in parodies of all sorts. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 2003

"A fine appraisal of the women in the growing African-American middle and upper classes."
An absorbing look at the Clair Huxtables of the world. Read full book review >

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THE TOLL BRIDGE by Aidan Chambers
FICTION
Released: June 30, 1995

"A powerful brew, not for every taste. (Fiction. 13+)"
A British novelsomething between a love story and a philosophical meditation on adolescenceexperimental in form, with flashbacks, stream-of-consciousness, and several narratorslarge and complicated characters whose main passions are dime-store philosophizing and sex. Read full book review >