Search Results: "John J. Bonk"


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MADHATTAN MYSTERY by John J. Bonk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"A pleaser for fans of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1967) and like New York odysseys. (Mystery. 11-13)"
A jewelry heist, an abrasive new friend and the Big Apple itself carry a young visitor through lingering grief-related issues in this engaging, if thematically crowded outing. Read full book review >

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DUSTIN GRUBBS by John J. Bonk
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Great fun for kids who like to laugh. (Fiction. YA)"
Comedy rules as seventh-grader and showbiz wannabe Dustin tries to grab a part in the school musical, live with his wacky family, cope with his wacky friends and enemies, and, maybe, get a part in a national commercial. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1997

"Berger's no-stone-unturned approach makes his book a valuable reference for soft-path advocates."
A broad survey of renewable-energy technologies, and a reasoned call for their increased use. Read full book review >

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ORBIT by John J. Nance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 13, 2006

"Not quite the right stuff, but passable as a guilty pleasure."
Another novel from Nance (Fire Flight, 2003, etc.) about manly men doing manly things in their marvelous flying machines. Read full book review >

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HEADWIND by John J. Nance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Hugely entertaining: a gripper that not only battles heavy headwinds while fuel runs low but plunges you headfirst into a meat-grinder of international legal complexities."
Retired Air Force pilot Nance shows the same skill at guiding a thriller through white-knuckle weather as he did as a civilian landing a 737. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Students of biblical history and the messianic idea can rest assured that they are in competent hands. (b&w photos, maps, not seen)"
A scholarly work with considerable contemporary relevance that traces the Jewish messianic idea through its many ancient manifestations. Read full book review >

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YELLOW MESQUITE by John J. Asher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"An engaging, if somewhat conventional, depiction of an artist's struggle to find a community and maintain his integrity in 20th -century America."
From childhood, Harley Jay Buchanan views the world through the eyes of an artist, and his drive to develop this vision leads him from 1960s rural Texas to the dynamic, if pretentious, bohemian neighborhoods of New York in this coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Especially recommended for readers who enjoy historical context with their great books."
A doctor looks at symptoms afflicting writers from the Elizabethan era to the mid-20th century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Discussion of them requires reasoned analysis and sensitive argumentation, neither of which is to be found in this decidedly odd manifesto."
A predictable polemic against the multiculturalist threat to assimilation, or what the author, vice president of the Center for Equal Opportunity (and formerly a fellow with the Heritage Foundation), calls "Americanization." Read full book review >

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RUN IN THE FAM’LY by John J. McLaughlin
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"McLaughlin delivers stirring imagery, a deeply moving look at American poverty and, most impressively of all, a realistic, relatable character in Jake Robertson."
In Oakland, a young man struggles to rise out of poverty and take care of his girlfriend and infant son, but his past seems to prevent him from moving forward. Read full book review >