Search Results: "John W. Holt"


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BLUE STAR by John W. Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"A fresh, small-town take on the 'aliens among us' thriller that needs more detail."
A breezy sci-fi mystery about a covert alien invasion set in the Rocky Mountains. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL TWITTY
by Gregory McNamee

Recipes, like people, have DNA. It may take some ferreting out, some hard kitchen testing, some documentary research, and some more tasting and adjusting, but eventually that yellowed slip of paper tucked into grandmom’s copy of Joy of Cooking will yield its ancestry, reveal its origins through the patina of the past, and show how tastes and ingredients have changed ...


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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2000

"Holt's acid portrait is for anyone who cherishes the truly wild West."
A nicely tart travelogue set in Big Sky country. Read full book review >

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HUNTED by John Holt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Crisply narrated with a good feel for the region and a minimum of wasted prose. A nice piece of work as morality tales go."
A cautionary tale of corporate greed and human frailty, set in the wilds of Montana by area native Holt (Chasing Fish Tales, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE by John W. Dennehy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2016

"A colorful and captivating time-travel adventure with fearsome creatures."
A punk rocker wakes up in a Victorian world where unusual beasts plague Boston—still under British rule—in this debut steampunk thriller. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2014

"A fascinating look into the thoughts of a historian whose career deserves to be revived."
A collection of letters written by a prominent but largely forgotten historian during the World War II era. Read full book review >

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BUSY CHICKENS by John Schindel
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"A barnyard winner. (1-2)"
"Busy, busy chickens. What are they doing?" Read full book review >

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BUSY BIRDIES by John Schindel
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 2010

"A list of species pictured is available on the publisher's website. (Board book. 1-2)"
Spectacular photographs combine with tight participle couplets to present a variety of bird behaviors. Read full book review >

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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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WOMEN AND MATH, WOMEN AND SCIENCE, WOMEN AND STEM
by Leila Roy

Hello, my friends!

As I said earlier this week, I am COMPLETELY BURIED under a pile of reading for the Amelia Bloomer Project committee. At the moment, I’m halfway through Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, which I am LOVING. It’s a great ...


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