Search Results: "John Waters"


BOOK REVIEW

WATERS by Edith Newlin Chase
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Broda has an unusual technique employing watercolor and paper sculpture—the scenes he creates are assembled and photographed rather like dioramas, and the crisp, intriguingly three-dimensional result makes the book stand out. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An introduction to water and water creatures in verse for preschoolers. Read full book review >

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CARSICK by John Waters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"The book idles way too long, but once it takes off, it's a sweet and funny ride."
Face it: Wouldn't you rather strike out on the road with John Waters than Jack Kerouac? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ROLE MODELS by John Waters
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"An impressive, heartfelt collection by a true American iconoclast."
The famed cult-film director recalls the famous—and not-so-famous—people he has idolized over the years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Like the expedition itself, a work of stringent epistemological curiosity and research."
An intriguing, thorough study of a little-known scientific expedition to the Dead Sea by a mid-19th-century U.S. Navy lieutenant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREAT WATERS by Deborah Cramer
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A powerful and provocative synthesis: first-rate science journalism. (20 line drawings, maps)"
Sailing from Woods Hole to Barbados, a science writer waxes lyrical, analytical, and admonitory about the ocean she loves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEEP WATERS by John Herman
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"An ever-tightening thread of tension that accompanies Andy's growing discomfort will keep readers glued to the page. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When Andy, 13, arrives at Camp Winasaukee, he loves everything about it—the fresh canvas smell of the tents, the dew on the grass, and the sight of Johnny March practicing his dives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BITTER WATERS by Chaz Brenchley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2014

"A fine collection that imbues fantasy, action and horror with real literary depth."
Ghosts, monsters and trials at sea complicate romances in these energetic, atmospheric stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK WATERS by Susan Rogers Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2013

"Despite a few twists, Cooper's latest is neither as complex nor as interesting as some of her former entries (Husband and Wives, 2012, etc.) featuring the tough but good-hearted Milt."
A cruise proves to be no dream vacation for an Oklahoma sheriff. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STILL WATERS by Emma Carlson Berne
HORROR AND GHOST STORIES
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"Short, simple, appealing. (Psychological thriller. 12 & up)"
A girl decides to surprise her boyfriend with a weekend trip, but it goes wrong. Could their problems be supernatural—or something else? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEEPER WATERS by Mary Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2002

"Noah continues to be a likable and believable hero—prone to human error and misgivings—as Morgan avoids hackneyed plotting: an entry that's original and thoroughly diverting."
Morgan's third outing brings a return visit from lawyer Noah Richards. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STILL WATERS by Margaret Woodward
Released: Jan. 11, 1995

"A legal thriller without the thrills."
Disjointed writing with a dyslexic plot render the aftermath of murder a blank in this debut novel. Read full book review >