Search Results: "John Pepper"


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PEPPER by Marjorie Shaffer
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"A vividly told story of a common spice's uncommon history."
Science writer and former business reporter Shaffer traces the action-packed, often bloody trail of black pepper from its uses in ancient times as a cure-all to the intense rivalries among the Portuguese, Dutch and English to control the pepper trade in Indonesia to the rise of 19th-century American pepper merchants. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Lovers of pepper will rejoice over this combination cookbook and history lesson."
A complete guide to this complex, mysterious and often overlooked kitchen staple. Read full book review >

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CHILDLIKE by John Pepper
Released: Sept. 6, 2012

"A gruesome take on the vampire story for gross-out horror fans only."
An investigative reporter and his friend close in on a father and daughter who hunt humans so she can have fresh blood to drink. Read full book review >

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PEPPER & POE by Frann Preston-Gannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"A sparkling addition to the new-sibling bookshelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Life is good for Pepper, the household's only cat, until Poe arrives—now nothing will be the same, as the new siblings navigate toys, space, and ultimately, friendship. Read full book review >

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THE LOVED ONE by John Pepper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A grim, violent tale with well-developed but objectionable characters."
A weatherman is drawn into a web of deceit and murder in Pepper's (Childlike, 2012) thriller. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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BIG CAT PEPPER by Elizabeth Partridge
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"The entirely secular explanation of death and the fact that there is no substitution pet added to the family in the end make this a very worthwhile addition to bibliotheraputic literature for the young. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"Mama, me, and Pepper, / always been this way. / Never been without him, / even for a day." Read full book review >

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ASSAULT AND PEPPER by Tamar Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A silly plot and forced humor spiced by distinctions between the Amish and the Mennonites. Much spicier are six chili recipes, including such unusual ingredients as dumplings, chorizo and egg."
The Beechy Grove Mennonite Church chili cook-off becomes the send-off for Rev. Schrock. Read full book review >

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CELT AND PEPPER by Ralph McInerny
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 2002

"McInerny (Emerald Aisle, 2001, etc.) is in top form, wittily sending up academic infighting, student grading, benefactor kowtowing, and (this being Notre Dame) stadium seating at home football games."
Notre Dame fund-raiser David Simmons invites wealthy alumnus James Elliot to breakfast with Padraic Maloney, professor of Celtic Studies, in the hope that Elliot will be charmed and beneficent. Read full book review >

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PEPPER TREE RIDER by Jack Curtis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 1994

"Boring stuff, as the characters stick to the ranch, never leaving it except to go to town to trade and shoot a few outlaws- -and as Curtis, in his hardcover debut, sticks to the traditional saga of mysterious man saving desperate woman."
Another western with the same dull tale of an indecisive woman losing the man she loves. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 19, 2013

"A charming children's story about not giving up."
In Roman's (Captain No Beard, 2012, etc.) latest children's book, a feisty parrot joins the crew of Capt. No Beard's pirate ship, The Flying Dragon, but struggles to keep up with the other crew members. Read full book review >

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A PATTERN FOR PEPPER by Julie Kraulis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Sweet, inventive, and delightful. (sources) (Picture book. 4-9)"
Mr. Taylor will make Pepper a very special dress for a very special occasion. Read full book review >