Search Results: "John Thorne"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"When not freighted with indignation-overload, Thorne's high- and-lowbrow take on the foodscape at large makes for a singular vision."
Crotchety and erudite as ever, Thorne (Simple Cooking, 1987; Outlaw Cook, 1992) gets mired for a good third of this collection in the gravitas of his stubborn reverence for the Maine he calls home and the fugitive ethos of its foodways. Read full book review >

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OUTLAW COOK by John Thorne
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Both substantive and refreshingly quirky: Thorne's food- writing can feed your head and clear it of the prevailing burble."
Billed here as ``an iconoclastic eater,'' Thorne—author of a food newsletter and a 1987 anthology drawn from its pages, both titled Simple Cooking—is so far from the usual run of gushing food-writers as to make M.F.K. Fisher (reviewed above) look a little precious. Read full book review >

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HOME BODY by John Thorne
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 1997

"A modest charmer. (20 drawings)"
Precise reveries about the essential, overlooked domestic elements that shape our perception of a home. Read full book review >

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THE HATING GAME by Sally Thorne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A breezy tale perfect for a day at the beach, this one's a real winner."
Lucy Hutton absolutely detests her office mate Joshua Templeman. He's a pompous, self-important, obnoxious ass. But, she's got to admit, he is pretty cute. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN MEMORY by Mike Thorne
Released: Sept. 6, 2017

"A murder story with some clever twists."
A debut novel takes readers to the campus of a small Southern college where a serial killer lurks. Read full book review >

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AUTUMN'S KISS by Bella Thorne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"This light-as-air read will appeal mostly to young teens, who will appreciate all the roller-coaster romance, Autumn's tightknit family, and her recurring run-ins with a fictional young heartthrob named Kyler Leeds. (Romance. 12-16)"
Teen actor Thorne follows her first novel in the Autumn's Fall series with this installment, set during the titular Cuban-American character's junior year at her new high school in Florida.Read full book review >

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AUTUMN FALLS by Bella Thorne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A somewhat open ending suggests there is more to come. Fans of teen romance will be glad of it. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
A magic diary handed down to a teen girl following her father's death eases and complicates her transition to a new school. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham bombing, this account, though ineptly written, does wrap up a sorry episode in the city's history and may have considerable local appeal."
The overly detailed story of a decades-late and yearslong investigation into the 1963 Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing, in which four young black girls were killed. Read full book review >

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HAND ME DOWN by Melanie Thorne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2012

"Failed by the adults in her life and forced to be the grown-up when she should be experiencing first dates and football games, Liz is a wise, wry, wonderful heroine."
First-time author Thorne wears her heart on her sleeve in this semiautobiographical tale about a 14-year-old who juggles equal amounts of hope and despair in her chaotic daily life. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG SIDE OF RIGHT by Jenn Marie Thorne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 17, 2015

"Absorbing and timely. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A 16-year-old girl whose mother has just recently died learns that she is the daughter of the Republican candidate for president of the United States. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1996

"Included is a bibliography of adult books; it fails to include the half-dozen titles—in print and still being read- -available for young readers, any of which provide far more solid information than this title does. (b&w photos and illustrations, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Most young readers know so little about this nearly moribund Utopian community that any new book on the subject should be welcome—but not this one. Read full book review >

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THE INSIDE OF OUT by Jenn Marie Thorne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2016

"A light read that overreaches in its attempts to tackle weighty issues of privilege and privacy. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Good intentions have unintended consequences in this tale of a misguided LGBTQ ally. Read full book review >