Search Results: "Johnny Temple"


BOOK REVIEW

USA NOIR by Johnny Temple
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A helpful U.S. map locating the places where all the 37 reprints are set indicates that, with a few notable exceptions—New Orleans, Detroit, Chicago, the Twin Cities, Kansas City, Phoenix, Las Vegas and, of course, Texas—noir seems to flourish overwhelmingly in coastal blue states. Sociologists and pollsters take note."
Temple, general editor of Akashic's series of noir collections (Brooklyn Noir, 2004, etc.), skims the cream from the first 59 volumes. Read full book review >

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THE BEDUINS' GAZELLE by Frances Temple
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"It would be too easy to find signs that this book lacks the characteristic polish of Temple's previous books; regardless, this one glitters with the intelligence and skill of a gifted storyteller, and will sweep readers along on an exotic, satisfying adventure. (Fiction. 11-16)"
Add this stylish, romantic tale of nomad lovers separated and reunited to Temples tragically short, but uniformly memorable, shelf of books. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN SHORE by Peter Temple
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2007

"The densely layered narrative is less a whodunit than a superior mood piece and psychological portrait."
An Australian cop sent to the hinterlands after narrowly escaping death finds that life in the slow lane is just as nasty. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2009

"Delivers some tense moments but never fulfills its initial promise."
An immersion journalist's ill-conceived quest to illegally cross the Mexican border into the United States. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN WARLORD by Johnny Dwyer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2015

"A dark triumph—a meticulous geopolitical narrative and gripping tale of an American son lost to evil."
Shocking page-turner about Liberian dictator Charles Taylor's American-born son, Chucky, the first U.S citizen to be federally prosecuted for torture. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2016

"Not pleasant reading for the faint of stomach, but a valuable guide for serious, conscientious shoppers."
A disturbing look at how unscrupulous entrepreneurs can tamper with our food supply. Read full book review >

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Despots of Deseret by Johnny Townsend
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2015

"More vibrant parables about doubts and blasphemies that hide beneath a veneer of piety."
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints grapple with the harshness of church teachings in these ironic but heartfelt stories. Read full book review >

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SELLING THE CITY OF ENOCH by Johnny Townsend
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2014

"A playful, biting and surprisingly warm collection of perspectives on Mormonism."
A collection of subversive short stories about members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read full book review >

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Released: May 14, 2016

"A useful list of precepts for Christian parents."
A debut book offers a parenting guide based on personal experiences and the Bible. Read full book review >

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The Washing of Brains by Johnny Townsend
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Well-crafted dispatches on the clash between religion and self-fulfillment that never quite break out of the box."
Gay Mormons struggle to wash homophobic doctrine right out of their minds in Townsend's (The Mormon Inquisition, 2016, etc.) latest story collection.Read full book review >

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THE ABOMINABLE GAYMAN by Johnny Townsend
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2010

"An extremely important contribution to the field of Mormon fiction, whose current growth just might make all that explication unnecessary in the future."
In this novelistic collection of short stories, a gay Mormon missionary struggles to make sense of sexuality and spirituality in 1970s Italy. Read full book review >