Search Results: "John McFetridge"


BOOK REVIEW

EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS NOWHERE by John McFetridge
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"Bristling action, a vivid sense of place and nary a plot twist telegraphed. Exceptional work from McFetridge (Dirty Sweet, 2006)."
It's refreshingly hard to tell the good from the no-good in this helping of cops and robbers, Canadian style. Read full book review >

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LET IT RIDE by John McFetridge
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"Though Sunitha's story has to contend with too many subplots, it's still a very good story."
McFetridge (Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, 2008, etc.) bundles love, lust, avarice, ambition, perfidy, betrayal and drug dealing north of the border, all drenched in noir. Read full book review >

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MONTREAL NOIR by John McFetridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Whether it's the quirkiness of the characters, the ingenuity of the puzzles, or the big hearts inside some of the darkest villains, noir's different north of the border. Here's hoping readers will say 'Vive la difference.'"
"Montreal has always been a popular destination for Americans," write McFetridge and Filippi, "though it's definitely nothing like America." These 15 new stories celebrate the differences between us and our northern neighbor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF PASSOVER by Francis Barry Silberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Board-book audiences need a story that is simpler and easier to understand than this one. (Board book. 2-4)"
The events of the Jewish holiday of Passover are presented for young children. 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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SUMMER POTPOURRI
by Bobbi Dumas

Over the past month I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a bunch of books that came my way, and a couple of them were just terrific, so I thought I’d share.

Adriana Anders’ Under Her Skin (February ’17) launched an intense contemporary romance series Blank Canvas which has a very interesting spin on the tattoo theme. (It got a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PICNIC by John Burningham
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"A very good 'good night.' (Picture book. 2-5)"
A picture-book master presents an engaging feast of a bedtime book. Read full book review >

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THE WAY TO THE ZOO by John Burningham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"As in so many of his other books, Burningham's appeal lies in his ability to invent a fantasy scenario available only to young children, accomplishing it again here with consummate grace.(Picture book. 2-5)"
What could be more exciting than discovering a hidden door in your bedroom that opens to a secret passageway to the zoo? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KATIE AND THE PUPPY NEXT DOOR by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Katie and Ruby and their kitty friends enjoy themselves; young readers will enjoy them too. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A jaunty hound learns to share and play nicely with her next-door-neighbor dog in this sequel to Katie Loves the Kittens (2008). Read full book review >

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PIRATES DON'T TAKE BATHS by John Segal
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Not particularly persuasive, but this might coax a few young porkers to get their trotters into the tub. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Echoes of Runaway Bunny color this exchange between a bath-averse piglet and his patient mother. Read full book review >