Search Results: "Jon Buchan"


BOOK REVIEW

CODE OF THE FOREST by Jon Buchan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2012

"High moral tone, low narrative appeal."
Corruption, Southern style: Good-old-boy power brokers are challenged by an idealistic newspaper publisher in this lumbering debut. Read full book review >

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JON FIXX by Jason Squire Fluck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"An exciting, comical page-turner about the gritty underbelly of love."
Fluck follows the adventures of a romance writer for hire in his debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE BUCHAN PAPERS by J.D.F. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 1997

"Go easy on those footnotes, though, unless you're as besotted with Buchan as Jones himself."
Fresh from their 1902 victory in the Boer War, the British, represented by High Commissioner Lord Alfred Milner, have intercepted ú800,000 headed out of Transvaal for the exiled president, Paul Kruger. Read full book review >

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Jon Hersey - Industrial Spy by Leo N. Ardo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"A thrilling, adventurous novel that will appeal especially to readers interested in business recon."
Debut novelist Ardo offers a unique, concise novella about a young widower who finds redemption through politically motivated corporate espionage. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"The combination of high-energy artwork and exuberant characters are sure to make the Trucktown series a necessary purchase for every garage library. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The irrepressible Scieszka has set his sites on entertaining a younger crowd and getting them (boys especially) hooked on the joys of reading. Read full book review >

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JON, FLORA, AND THE ODD-EYED CAT by Stella Pevsner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Pure enchantment. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Pevsner (The Night the Whole Class Slept Over, 1991, etc.) delivers a magical story about the friendship between a 14-year-old boy recovering from rheumatic fever and an 11- year-old girl hiding out from her father. Read full book review >

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JON FOX AND THE MONSTER OF THE POND by Carson Steil
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2011

"The author and software designer show glimmers of creativity, but their learning curves are clearly still on the upswing. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
Another app not ready for prime time, featuring a perfunctory story tricked out in a sparse assortment of crudely designed animations and touch-activated effects. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 28, 2003

"A readable companion to Arthur Herman's like-minded How the Scots Invented the Modern World (2001)."
A lively portrait of the city once called the "Athens of the north"—and for good reason. Read full book review >

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FROZEN DESIRE by James Buchan
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"These often murky essays will add precious little to anyone's understanding of what makes the world go around."
A discursive and idiosyncratic appreciation of currency, from British novelist and former Financial Times correspondent Buchan (High Latitudes, 1996, etc.), who, the subtitle notwithstanding, never manages to construe its many-splendored meanings. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN PLOUGH by James Buchan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1995

"More Cold War commentary than plot here, along with aloof characters who do little and pontificate much, virtually chatting one another into submission."
British journalist Buchan follows up his Whitbread Prize- winning A Parish of Rich Women (1985) with a knowledgeable but overly talky and terminally informative tale of sex, spies, and missile brinkmanship in the last years of the Cold War. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD WIFE STRIKES BACK by Elizabeth Buchan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Another winner from the author of, most recently, Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman (Feb. 2003)."
Buchan again agreeably celebrates a middle-aged woman's use of guile and smartness to score subtle points and victories in taking back her life from a demanding husband. Read full book review >

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CONSIDER THE LILY by Elizabeth Buchan
Released: Oct. 6, 1993

"Absorbing romance, well-drawn, sympathetic characters, vivid evocation of the beauties of English gardens and country houses- -plus a nice fillip of the supernatural."
British writer Buchan (the paperback Daughters of the Storm, 1990) weaves a romantic, nostalgic tale of passion, dark family secrets, and the gentle solace of gardening, set in England in the Thirties and Forties. Read full book review >