Search Results: "Jon Halliday"


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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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MAO by Jung Chang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2005

"A startling document, one that will surely occasion revision of the historical record."
In the spirit of The Black Book of Communism (1999), this grand narrative aims to show that Mao Tse-tung was among the greatest mass murderers in history—if not the greatest of them all. 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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SHOOTING MONARCHS by John Halliday
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"The combination of sustained suspense for action fans with simple but effective portraits adds up to an impressive performance from this first-time author. (Fiction. YA)"
Quickly drawn but touching characterizations draw readers into the suspense and increase the emotional impact in this exploration of a teenage serial killer and his victims. Read full book review >

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SUMMER DARKNESS, WINTER LIGHT by Sylvia Halliday
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Filled with lewd pinching, seduction with a whip handle, threatened spankings, and rapes: more like bowdlerized hard-core than good historical romance."
Romancer Halliday, a.k.a. Read full book review >

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SOCIAL SUICIDE by Gemma Halliday
Released: April 24, 2012

"Suspenseful fun. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
In a follow-up to Deadly Cool (2011), Hartley Featherstone returns to romp through another murder mystery. Read full book review >

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DEADLY COOL by Gemma Halliday
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Light indeed, but merry and often suspenseful. A pleasant, funny chick-lit mystery. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
In this light comedy/murder mystery, 16-year-old Hartley tries to prove that her ex-boyfriend didn't kill her rival. Read full book review >

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UNDERSTANDING THOMAS JEFFERSON by E.M. Halliday
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Jefferson was such an enigma that studies of him are almost as numerous as the volumes in the great man's own library—but this valuable new account deserves a prominent place among them. (Illustrated throughout)"
Historian Halliday votes to keep Thomas Jefferson on Mount Rushmore. Read full book review >