Search Results: "John G. Ryan"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2014

"An impressive primer on the roles of energy and consciousness in the physical world and human healing."
A Western doctor's persuasive testament to energy healing. Read full book review >

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UNLOCKED by Ryan G. Van Cleave
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"A concluding teacher's guide confirms the intended use of this tired-feeling novel. (Fiction. 12-16)"
School violence revisited. Read full book review >

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FROM HOLOCAUST TO HARVARD by John G. Stoessinger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A picaresque memoir that tells much less than all."
Stoessinger (Global Diplomacy/Univ. of San Diego; Crusaders and Pragmatists: Movers of Modern American Foreign Policy, 1979, etc.) outlines his progress from childhood in Vienna on the brink of war to Prague, Shanghai, and finally, America and a taste of fame and fortune. Read full book review >

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A SCREAM IN SOHO by John G. Brandon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Given the proportions of the main ingredients—unbridled criminal mayhem, stolid and limited detection, striking but disposable characters, a smidgen of mysterymongering—in the stew he's served, Brandon's matter-of-fact hero may represent a missing link between Bulldog Drummond and Jack Reacher."
Another trip to the vaults of the British Library Crime Classics discloses this decidedly nonclassic story of gangsters, espionage, and murder most frequent in 1940 London. Read full book review >

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CITY OF THIRST by Carrie Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fiery climax and a hard choice set Marrill on course for further adventures on the Pirate Stream. Avast! (Fantasy. 10-13)"
On a second voyage upon the ocean of chaos that spans time and space, Marigold "Marrill" Aesterwest faces evil wizards and a mad king—not to mention friendly, giant bugs and snails, a sideways island, and a worlds-destroying Iron Tide. Read full book review >

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THE MAP TO EVERYWHERE by Carrie Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Multifaceted characters, high stakes, imaginative magic, and hints of hidden twists and complexities to come add up to a memorable start to a projected four-volume voyage. (numerous illustrations, not seen) (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Two displaced young adventurers sail streams of raw magic from world to world in this vividly cast series opener. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 27, 1990

The score-settling memoir of a conservative who, in March 1989, became the first cabinet nominee of a new President ever to be refused confirmation by the Senate—an ignominy doubled because the defeat came at the hands of Tower's former colleagues. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 17, 2011

"A sometimes disjointed memoir revealing the demons plaguing both the physician and the medical community in which he served."
With a blend of memoir and exposé, Deaton (Two Hands Full of Sunshine, 2009, etc.) struggles to make peace with the patient who forever changed his life and career. Read full book review >

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Writing for Wally by John G. Hubbell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Love the magazine or not, Hubbell's memoir deserves a read."
A memoir from someone who knew Reader's Digest inside and out, including its legendary founder William "Wally" Roy DeWitt Wallace. Read full book review >