Search Results: "John S. Elmo"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A light, breezy read that interior-design and decorating enthusiasts will especially enjoy."
A distinguished fellow of the American Institute of Interior Designers delivers an entertaining debut novel about a New York designer and his wealthy clients. Read full book review >

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GREAT DAYS OF A COUNTRY HOUSE by John S. Goodall
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 31, 1992

"For imaginative readers, Anglophiles, and travelers. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5+)"
The popular illustrator of The Story of an English Village (1979), etc., expands into larger format, without his signature half pages but large enough to accommodate explanatory captions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 5, 2011

"Successfully mixes heavy-handed lessons on consumer awareness with tween-approved toilet jokes and just a smidge of romance."
In this middle-grade fantasy novel, an 11-year-old boy descends into a consumerist hell to save his parents, himself and the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 26, 2011

"A riveting account of the terrible fear of being unable to communicate following a stroke and of the gradual return of verbal expressivity."
Combining a self-help book for stroke victims with a memoir of a life permanently changed by the illness, Green offers a testimony to the efficacy of will and social networking in largely overcoming the loss of coherent speech. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2000

"An exceedingly minor travelogue, albeit with plenty of good moments."
An undistinguished memoir of expatriate life in the south of France. Read full book review >

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THE ELEVENTH PLAGUE by John S. Marr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Wash your hands thoroughly after reading. (Film rights to Fox 2000; $200,000 ad/promo; radio satellite tour)"
Epidemiologist Marr and freelancer Baldwin (Ice Pick, 1982) team up to write a gripping (if styleless) suspenser about a mad scientist bringing down upon mankind the ten Biblical plagues of Exodus, plus one more for good measure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: Nov. 30, 1991

One of four new ``Portraits of the Nations,'' by the author of excellent books on China (1989) and Mongolia (1990) in the series, this is a typically thorough, comprehensive survey of the geography, history, and culture of a land with several competing ethnic groups. Read full book review >

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A WINDOW FACING WEST by John S. Tarlton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Though a bit precious and more than slightly self-indulgent, Tarlton's story is still a compassionate and moving account of men reaching for the final stage of maturity."
A witty thoughtful debut about a middle-aged Louisianan's sexual and psychic confusion as he's prodded from every side over the three days preceding his 47th birthday. Read full book review >

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Journey of Perseverance and Accomplishments by John S. Medley
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"An instructive, if sometimes dry, guide to effective, principled leadership in the battlefield and the boardroom."
The career of an Army sergeant major-turned-Ph.D. offers lessons for aspiring leaders. Read full book review >