Search Results: "John J. Healey"


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EMILY & HERMAN by John J. Healey
Released: May 1, 2013

"Despite the fact that Healey tries to deliver an entertaining romance, some readers may feel uncomfortable with the liberties he takes with these literary icons."
Healey takes poetic license in his debut novel about a "forgotten" manuscript—supposedly found among his deceased grandfather's belongings—that tells the story of a romantic relationship between two of American's most well-known early writers. Read full book review >

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HEALEY ON HEALTH by Gregory J. Healey
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2015

"A pleasant, if slightly repetitive, set of medical-themed essays."
A doctor's newspaper column sheds light on everyday risks and ailments. Read full book review >

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GUARDIAN OF THE DEAD by Karen Healey
FANTASY
Released: April 12, 2010

"Fast-paced adventure and an unfamiliar, frightening enemy set a new scene for teen urban fantasy. (Urban fantasy. YA)"
Ellie is in her final year at a New Zealand boarding school, living the typical teen's life: classes, friends, a black belt in tae kwon do and a crush on an adorable yet enigmatic boy named Mark. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH IS MISSING by Emma Healey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A poignant novel of loss."
Maud's memory is failing, slipping further away each day. So how can she convince anyone that her best friend is truly missing? Read full book review >

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WHILE WE RUN by Karen Healey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 27, 2014

"Suspenseful, well-crafted and visionary. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
In the follow-up to When We Wake (2013), a diverse, skilled and politically committed group of teenagers fights a chillingly sinister government in a future Australia. Read full book review >

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THE SHATTERING by Karen Healey
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"Franny Billingsley's Chime (2011) and Holly Black's Curse Workers series. (Paranormal suspense. 14 & up)"
A motley crew of teens band together to catch a serial killer and break the perverse spell that keeps their New Zealand resort town so idyllic. Read full book review >

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WHEN WE WAKE by Karen Healey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"Accessible, thoughtful and compelling—science fiction done right. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In a fast-moving and carefully built science-fiction story, Tegan Oglietti attends a climate change rally in 2027 and wakes up in a hospital just over 100 years later. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A clever inclusion of architecture in the essence of English royal history."
A tireless biography of the house first dubbed a gift to Queen Charlotte in 1763 and its transformations during nine generations of British monarchy. Read full book review >

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THE CANTERBURY PAPERS by Judith Koll Healey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Intriguing premise, stifled by a scholarly obsessiveness."
A dangerous mission and a reluctant princess. Read full book review >

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COLORS by John J. Reiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Basic yet striking, this book and its companions make fine additions to the ever expanding concepts bookshelf. (Board book. 1-4)"
A concept board book invites little ones to explore and name colors; companion volumes do the same for shapes and numbers. Read full book review >

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THE LAST LIEUTENANT by John J. Gobbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 1995

"Lacking Frederick Forsyth's alchemical ability to transform the minutiae of military intrigue into high-voltage suspense, Gobbell is left with a million dramatic details that never quite catch fire."
The fact-based epic of an unconquerable WW II skipper's determination to escape the surrender of Corregidorpublished to coincide with the 50th anniversary of V-J Day. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 1992

"Lacking the power and focus of Robinson's earlier work, this serves as little more than reference material for die-hard Crusade fans. (Maps.)"
The author of Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry (1989)—which provocatively argued that the Freemasons are a descendant order of the medieval Knights Templar—now concentrates, in a highly detailed but far less captivating addendum, on the Knights' role in the Crusades. Read full book review >