Search Results: "John Holt"


BOOK REVIEW

JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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HUNTED by John Holt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Crisply narrated with a good feel for the region and a minimum of wasted prose. A nice piece of work as morality tales go."
A cautionary tale of corporate greed and human frailty, set in the wilds of Montana by area native Holt (Chasing Fish Tales, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2000

"Holt's acid portrait is for anyone who cherishes the truly wild West."
A nicely tart travelogue set in Big Sky country. Read full book review >

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BUSY BIRDIES by John Schindel
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 2010

"A list of species pictured is available on the publisher's website. (Board book. 1-2)"
Spectacular photographs combine with tight participle couplets to present a variety of bird behaviors. Read full book review >

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BUSY CHICKENS by John Schindel
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"A barnyard winner. (1-2)"
"Busy, busy chickens. What are they doing?" Read full book review >

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BLUE STAR by John W. Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"A fresh, small-town take on the 'aliens among us' thriller that needs more detail."
A breezy sci-fi mystery about a covert alien invasion set in the Rocky Mountains. Read full book review >

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JOHN TANA by Bill Fernandez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2017

"For the setting and era alone, this ripping adventure yarn offers sufficient rewards."
Set in 19th-century Hawaii, a historical novel stars a handsome young hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING JOHN by Stephen Church
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Church sticks close to the evidence, almost all government records and surviving chronicles devoted to the deeds of great men. The result is not a page-turner but an insightful, likely definitive, biography."
Reigning from 1199 to 1216, King John's villainy remains a mainstay of popular media. Church (Medieval History/Univ. of East Anglia; The Household Knights of King John, 1999) does not downplay his defects in this scholarly but readable biography.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN CHEEVER by John Cheever
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Attention must be paid, and glasses should be raised in tribute and gratitude to it."
Despite the early acceptance of John Cheever (1912-82) as a writer of short stories for prestigious magazines (the New Republic, the New Yorker), he struggled for decades to support a growing family and earn critical respect (both of these goals were realized, in spades, in his later years). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN BETJEMAN by Bevis Hillier
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"An exemplary biography evoking, in classic form, lives and times just gone."
The reigning authority on all things Betjemaniac squeezes his assiduous three-volume biography about the late poet laureate into one really big paperback. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN DONNE by John Stubbs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2007

"Donne would be pleased with this intelligent, affectionate, articulate telling of his story."
A major biography of the poet and preacher, who knew Shakespeare, accommodated himself to three difficult monarchs and left behind a significant literary legacy. Read full book review >