Search Results: "John Dalton"


BOOK REVIEW

HEAVEN LAKE by John Dalton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"A plodding first novel, hollow at its center."
The education of a prig as an American in Taiwan evolves from self-righteous missionary to compassionate stand-in husband. Read full book review >

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THE INVERTED FOREST by John Dalton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2011

"Dealing carefully with controversial material, this is a fully populated, humane yet largely unsentimental narrative of lingering impact."
An odd, absorbing follow-up to an award-winning debut distinguishes crucial degrees of humanity and affliction among the community at a Missouri summer camp where a convergence of staff and campers leads to tragedy. Read full book review >

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EXTREME OPPOSITES by Max Dalton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"With whole stories unfurling in each image, the book has potential for classroom use as well as for solo enjoyment. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A witty, sophisticated book of opposites. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE THREADS by Annie Dalton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 11, 2006

"Easy to relate to, colorful and poignant. (Fiction. YA)"
A deft, moving chronicle of two lives: 16-year-old Carrie-Anne, hostile and restless within her adoptive family, and Naomi, her birth mother, shown from young childhood up until age 16 when Carrie is born. Read full book review >

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HIP HOP WORLD by Dalton Higgins
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Interviews with a wide range of artists, informational sidebars about particular events and phenomena, a global timeline and lists of required reading and viewing round things out nicely. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
A solid addition to the Groundwork Guide series, this overview of hip-hop covers an impressive amount of ground and spans the landscape of the art form's global origins and modern existence. Read full book review >

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A STUDY IN GOLD by Annie Dalton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Heaps of implausible back stories aren't an adequate substitute for character development. The prose can't support the histrionic intrigue, no justice is served, and the mystery falls flat."
A trio of dog walkers in Oxford takes on their third case of murder (Written in Red, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >

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MR. MOJO RISIN' by David Dalton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 1991

"Sixty-five color and 65 b&w photos boost the Jones; the 40 color and 75 b&w photos that accompany the Dylan were not seen."
Incandescent rock star Jim Morrison doused his own fire by drowning, drugged, in a Paris bathtub 20 years ago. Read full book review >

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CITY OF SHADOWS by James Dalton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Cliché-ridden and overheated, but saved by menacing deep-Beltway insider gossip, suggesting that there might be still more to the dark deeds inside the Nixon White House."
Dalton debuts with an action-filled mean-streeter set in Nixon-era Washington, D.C.: a gung-ho cop, an Ollie North-like Marine, and a thoughtful senatorial aide discover a scam that might have helped bring on the president's resignation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2014

"Will appeal to parents whose idea of comedy hews closer to Arrested Development than Leave It to Beaver—but do you want parenting advice from the Bluth family?"
A parent's-eye view of recent scientific research into "the job you can never quit," with a lot of winking. Read full book review >

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SIXTEENTH SUMMER by Michelle Dalton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2015

"No new literary ground is broken here, but readers seeking a sweet story of first love will sigh appreciatively. (Romance. 11-14)"
Love blossoms between a summer boy and a local girl in a chaste romance set on the foggy coast of Maine. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE SILVER MOON by Pamela Dalton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Effectively soporific, though less broadly diverse in culture than casting. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
Intricate cut-paper borders and figures accompany a set of sleepy-time lyrics and traditional rhymes. Read full book review >