Search Results: "John Ward"


BOOK REVIEW

NINTH WARD by Jewell Parker Rhodes
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2010

"A good title for discussion when balanced with historical accounts of Katrina and her aftermath. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Born with a caul, 12-year-old Lanesha can see and sometimes communicate with spirits, and her guardian, former midwife Mama Ya-Ya, has dreams and visions that foretell the future. Read full book review >

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Released: April 22, 1992

"Superficial, then, but, for fans of medical drama, still a roller-coaster ride with plenty of peaks and plunges."
Stanley, a free-lance journalist from Portland, Oregon, chronicles her three-week sojourn as a fly on the wall in the labor-and-delivery unit of Oregon Health Services Univ. Read full book review >

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THE WARD by Jordana Frankel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"The checklist of what makes commercial teen dystopias may be complete here, but the clumsy writing and nonexistent worldbuilding prevent this subpar clone from making a splash. (Dystopian romance. 12-16)"
A society built atop a catastrophe-stricken United States of America, a feisty heroine torn between guys, an evil government—stop us if you've read this already. Read full book review >

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ISOLATION WARD by Joshua Spanogle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 28, 2006

"Readers of this engrossing and intellectually wrought first novel will happily await Spanogle's next."
A renegade virus strikes Baltimore and challenges the ethics of the medical community in med-student Spanogle's tightly woven debut thriller. Read full book review >

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VIOLENT WARD by Len Deighton
Released: July 28, 1993

"Like sugarcoating on a pill, Mickey's lively patter makes the contorted, lumpy storyline easier to swallow—but this kind of bumptious California thriller really isn't Deighton's bag. (First printing of 125,000)"
What's a veteran cold war novelist to do when there's no more cold war? Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIAN'S WARD by Patricia C. Wrede
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Something of an improvement over Mairelon the Magician (1991), but still leisurely, YA-ish, and lacking innovation."
No, not a hospital drama about ailing wizards, but another yarn set in a fantasy Regency England featuring Richard Merrill, a.k.a. 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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THE SEARCH FOR MAGGIE WARD by Andrew M. Greeley
Released: Jan. 2, 1990

Greeley's 11th romantic potboiler—the tale of a battle-weary WW II pilot whose affair with a sexy female "ghost" returns him to the land of the living. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"A rewarding memoir."
Intrepid medical-school student confronts a deadly virus decimating West Africa. Read full book review >

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THE OFFICERS’ WARD by Marc Dugain
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Curiously light, an herbal teacup of the grim horrors drunk by the gallon by predecessors long ago."
First-novelist Dugain's return to WWI, winner of the Prix des Libraires, offers quietly extended moments of seeming authenticity, then ends not in ashes but in soap. Read full book review >

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THE YOUNGEST MISS WARD by Joan Aiken
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Fun yet slight fodder for Mansfield Park fans."
Aiken's latest Austen-inspired work (Emma Watson, 1996, etc.) takes up the fate of the youngest Ward daughter from Mansfield Park. Read full book review >