Search Results: "John David Geib"


BOOK REVIEW

Beyond Beliefs by John David Geib
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 2013

"A thought-provoking theological work that will provide even skeptics with a compelling intellectual argument."
A search for permanent meaning in a world where modernity can potentially obscure reality. Read full book review >

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WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON by John Green
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"Their story, along with the rest of the cast's, will have readers simultaneously laughing, crying and singing at the top of their lungs. (Fiction. YA)"
Will Grayson loves indie rock, plays the eye-rolling angry stepchild to his extraordinarily giant, lovable, gay best friend Tiny Cooper and doesn't realize that he yearns for his other indie-rock-loving friend Jane until it's too late. will grayson (he never uses uppercase) hates most everything except sharing an XXL coffee with his best friend Maura each morning and covertly conversing with his Internet boyfriend every night. Read full book review >

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MINION by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"This novel should make Anderson's parents proud, even if they threw away his comics when he was little. His readers will just be happy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Parents: Be warned. Read full book review >

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A HELPFUL ALPHABET OF FRIENDLY OBJECTS by John Updike
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"As John Updike ably demonstrates, writing an alphabet book is an opportunity no serious novelist can afford to miss. (Picture book/poetry. 3-8)"
ABC poems and photos by a father-and-son team. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 21, 1990

An engaging and generally instructive guide to succeeding in business, which draws its object lessons mainly from the author's offbeat career. Read full book review >

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Released: March 2, 2004

"Mavens will mourn the dearth of move-by-move analysis, but general readers will savor a marvelous portrait of East against West, with perceived societal superiority as the real prize."
The BBC journalists who honed their skills in amassing minutiae with Wittgenstein's Poker (2001) re-create the furor surrounding a chess match that was also one of the Cold War's most bizarre confrontations. Read full book review >

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MARCH TO THE SEA by David Weber
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Another doorstopper with abundant action, lively if predictable complications, and no end in sight: thinly stretched and increasingly tedious."
Sequel—or, better, the second installment of what has metamorphosed into a series—to March Upcountry (p. 372). Read full book review >

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SANCTIFIED BLUES by Mable John
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2006

"Over the top, but many readers will go wild for this gospel-spouting, life-affirming story."
From beginning to end, the Lord is the most significant character in this determined, lively novel, a spiritually confident first collaboration between music author Ritz (Howling at the Moon, 2003, etc.) and R&B-singer-turned-minister John. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"In this regard, Skrentny's book, for those willing to expend the effort, is an interesting examination of policymaking and adds important context to the affirmative action debate."
A provocative examination of affirmative action as a policymaking paradigm, by sociologist Skrentny (Univ. of Pennsylvania). Read full book review >

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THE DUNGEONEERS by John David Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2015

"Readers may well feel that the wait in between battles and heists feels a little too much like school. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Even a school for rogues is, at its core, a school. Read full book review >