Search Results: "John Hornor Jacobs"


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THE CONFORMITY by John Hornor Jacobs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2015

"A finale that requires homework of its readers. (Supernatural thriller. 13-15)"
Telekinesis, flying teens, reinhabited bodies, giants and more: The Society of Extranaturals returns for the conclusion to the Twelve-Fingered Boy trilogy. Read full book review >

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THIS DARK EARTH by John Hornor Jacobs
Released: July 3, 2012

"For readers who get off on what-would-I-do? questions, this book offers satisfaction."
A doctor, her adolescent son and a trucker shelter and defend fellow survivors in the wake of a post-nuclear zombie apocalypse. Read full book review >

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THE SHIBBOLETH by John Hornor Jacobs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2014

"Not necessarily groundbreaking but fun. (Paranormal adventure. 12-16)"
Sometimes you just gotta break out of juvie to rescue a friend and save the world. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE-FINGERED BOY by John Hornor Jacobs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Against the plethora of mutant and superhuman narratives, this effort just feels shopworn. (Paranormal adventure. 12-14)"
Jacobs serves up a juvenile-detention story flavored with weirdness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 2012

"A highly useful companion to making financial decisions, though not for the innumerate or the casual investor."
Densely structured handbook, full of subheads and tables and big numbers, on how to structure a portfolio. 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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A HANDFUL OF KINGS by Mark Jacobs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Either too short or far too long: all setup and terribly little payoff."
A kidnapping brings together a spy, an acclaimed novelist, and a diplomat—in a less-than-thrilling thriller. Read full book review >

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Released: June 10, 2012

"Fans of historical fiction may especially appreciate this entertaining recreation of Schubert's life; familiarity with the composer and his music is not a prerequisite."
Jacobs' historical novel details the life of Franz Schubert. Read full book review >

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THE GUINEA PIG DIARIES by A.J. Jacobs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"A lightweight but endearing and nimble look at how pursuing absurd extremes can illuminate the more mundane aspects of contemporary existence."
Esquire editor at large Jacobs (The Year of Living Biblically, 2007, etc.) continues his unique brand of immersion journalism. Read full book review >