Search Results: "Jon Krakauer"


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INTO THE WILD by Jon Krakauer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Nothing came cheap and easy to McCandless, nor will it to readers of Krakauer's narrative. (4 maps) (First printing of 35,000; author tour)"
The excruciating story of a young man on a quest for knowledge and experience, a search that eventually cooked his goose, told with the flair of a seasoned investigative reporter by Outside magazine contributing editor Krakauer (Eiger Dreams, 1990). Read full book review >

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MISSOULA by Jon Krakauer
Released: April 21, 2015

"A raw and difficult but necessary read."
The bestselling journalist dives into the acquaintance rape scandal that enveloped the University of Montana and members of its football team, coupled with the inability (or refusal?) of local prosecutors to convict accused rapists. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2003

"Krakauer lays the portent on beautifully, building his tales carefully from the ground up until they irresistibly, spookily combust."
The jarring story of a double murder committed by fundamentalist Mormons, told with raw narrative force and tight focus. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"A brilliantly told story, and one that won't go begging when the year's literary honors are doled out."
And onto thin ice—Krakauer's (Into the Wild, 1995) hypnotic, rattling, firsthand account of a commercial expedition up Mt. Everest that went way wrong. 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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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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RABBIT MOONCAKES by Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Note; glossary of 19 Chinese words and phrases that are also defined in context. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Krakauer debuts with a warm-hearted re-creation of a celebration in what could be her own Chinese-American family. Read full book review >

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BREWSTER by Mark Slouka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2013

"Flawed, but unmistakably the work of an accomplished writer."
Slouka's third novel, set mainly in 1968 in hardscrabble Brewster, N.Y., is a departure from his last, the dark and lyrical World War II book The Visible World (2007). Read full book review >

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OUT STEALING HORSES by Per Petterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"Haunting, minimalist prose and expert pacing give this quiet story from Norway native Petterson (In the Wake, 2006, etc.) an undeniably authoritative presence."
An aging loner remembers a childhood summer that marked a lifetime of loss. Read full book review >