Search Results: "John Dalton"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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FIFTEENTH SUMMER by Michelle Dalton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 7, 2013

"It's just good writing, and good writing always works. (Romance. 12 & up)"
This sweet, realistic tale of a girl's first love proves that young romance fans don't need vampires, werewolves or other assorted immortals to enjoy a book about love in their age group. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK TEMPEST by Ryan Dalton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"This flaw aside, the book's down-to-earth teenagers, bonded by adventure, will have readers rooting for the allies to prevail. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
After defeating a supervillain from the future in the first book of the Time Shift trilogy, The Year of Lightning (2016), the time travelers from Emmett's Bluff feel they've just barely recovered when they now encounter a new threat from the Time continuum. Read full book review >