Search Results: "John Downes"


BOOK REVIEW

ATLAS OF SOCIAL ISSUES by Alisdair Rogers
NONFICTION
Released: April 15, 1991

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Double-spread presentations of 28 broad-ranging topics concerning health (famine, alcoholism, AIDS, malaria, etc.), economics (wealth, migrant labor, women at work, unemployment), crime, fertility control, human rights, language, demographics, and more. Read full book review >

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BABY DAYS by Belinda Downes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"A cute gift for a baby shower. (Picture book. 1-3)"
As a quilt warms a newborn, so this quilt of rhymes warms the new relationship between parent and child. Read full book review >

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EVERY LITTLE ANGEL'S HANDBOOK by Belinda Downes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It may sound precious, but Downes's humor, her orderliness and sense of detail will attract readers, who will pore over the gilded stitchery, selecting their favorite angel accessories. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Dressing up angels is a lot like dressing up dolls, and kids who love choosing outfits will love this book. Read full book review >

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FELL OF DARK by Patrick Downes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"A stunning debut novel that offers sophisticated readers a glimpse into the psychological disintegrations of two distinct characters. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Teenagers Erik and Thorn are descending into madness on converging paths, heading toward a ruinous first encounter with each other. Read full book review >

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TEN MILES ONE WAY by Patrick Downes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"An intricate, unusual love story for readers attuned to compassion. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
While Nest hangs onto life after driving into a tree, Q, her sometimes-boyfriend, makes a written record of one shared day so that people will know she was loved. Read full book review >

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THE DISSONANT SPIES by John R. Downes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 13, 2013

"A slightly contrived espionage yarn that still unspools nicely."
In Downes' (When Johnny Came Marching, 2012) novel, two Nazi spies with differing views of the morality of war secretly try to make it to America's heartland with an FBI agent on their trail. Read full book review >

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THE LONG SNAKE TATTOO by Frank Downes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 1998

"Quick, deft, funny, and fresh, with some of the best dialogue and the best narration since Nick Hornby's High Fidelity."
A fleabag hotel in Liverpool provides the setting for one of the year's most outrageously funny debuts. Read full book review >

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BIG BANG DISRUPTION by Larry Downes
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"With informative graphics, the authors deliver a groundbreaking outline for dealing with the inevitable increase in business disruptions caused by new technology."
Two leaders in the field of technological applications and business productivity present dramatic evidence for the emergence of a new model for economic innovation, which they call "exponential technology," and warn that "every industry is now at risk" and must learn how to negotiate the new landscape. Read full book review >

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COME HOME, ANGUS by Patrick Downes
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2016

"Excellent use of scale and texture capture a child's out-of-control emotions. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Angry without knowing why, a boy stomps away from his house and neighborhood. 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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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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