Search Results: "John Owens"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Less a revelatory exploration of policy gone wrong than a heartfelt call to action, Owens' account of a lower-income school does not tread surprising ground for readers familiar with the topic. Still, he offers a worthy perspective on the need to change the ways in which teachers are viewed and concludes with useful suggestions to get started."
A publishing professional's account of his detour teaching in a Bronx public high school and of the scapegoating he experienced at the hands of its administrator. Read full book review >

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OPENING NIGHT by John Owens
NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2008

"An easy-to-read, large-print introductory guide to event planning that covers all bases."
In plain language and with numerous examples, Owens imparts years of event-planning knowledge-from reaching a target demographic through various media to finding sponsors and funding-in this step-by-step guide. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2006

"A stirring account by two dedicated and courageous conservationists."
Bittersweet sequel to The Eye of the Elephant (1993), chronicling the authors' efforts to eliminate elephant poaching in Zambia. Read full book review >

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BONE GAME by Louis Owens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"One suspects that yet another sequel is in the offing."
Owens returns to his Native American roots for this sprightly thriller, a sequel that lives up to its predecessor (Sharpest Sight, 1991). Read full book review >

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MYRA SIMS by Janis Owens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A wryly sweet if underwhelming down-home saga."
Complementing the story told by Gabe Catts in the author's much-praised first novel, My Brother Michael (1997), comes the tale of Myra Sims, an abused young woman. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN GHOST by Janis Owens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A skillfully written, well-researched book."
Owens brings a dark period of history to light in a book about Southern allegiances, racial tensions and shameful acts. Read full book review >

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NOT WORKING by Lisa Owens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"While her privilege never quite catches up with her, this hapless protagonist will leave younger readers laughing—and wincing—in recognition."
In Owens' rollicking debut novel, an indecisive millennial wallows in "voluntary unemployment," trying the patience of everyone around her. Read full book review >

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THE TEA HOUSE ON MULBERRY STREET by Sharon Owens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2005

"A sugar-and-spice toy for Maeve Binchy fans."
Owens made bestsellerdom in Ireland with this debut that intertwines the stories of the various customers of a small Belfast restaurant/café. Read full book review >

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BAD ATTITUDES by Agnes Owens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A kind of drawing-room comedy that isn't very funny."
Two soporific novellas offer an insider's view of working-class life in modern Scotland. Read full book review >

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NIGHTLAND by Louis Owens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 21, 1996

"This is how it's done."
A Native American Richard Condon might have conjured up this neatly plotted thriller, a wonderful companion to Owens's two previous novels, The Sharpest Sight (1992) and Bone Game (1994). Read full book review >

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A WORKING MOTHER by Agnes Owens
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Downbeat-sounding but, in fact, an engaging and very funny read."
Scots novelist Owens's first US appearance: a sly, hilarious tale about one woman's search for meaning. Read full book review >

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THE SCHOOLING OF CLAYBIRD CATTS by Janis Owens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2003

"Warm and affirming, yes, though Clayton still stretches the credulity."
Owens's third about the Sims and Catts family of north Florida (Myra Sims, 1999, etc.) can too often seem a reworking of its two predecessors. Read full book review >