Search Results: "Jon McGregor"


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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2012

"Impressive and unconventional fiction."
Absorbing, quirky stories by Booker-nominated McGregor. Read full book review >

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IF NOBODY SPEAKS OF REMARKABLE THINGS by Jon McGregor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2003

"The halting conversations are overdone, and that street horror is problematic, but 26-year-old McGregor's sharp eye and broad sympathies show a true novelistic sensibility and a sizable talent."
A prizewinning first novel from England is an impressionist portrait of neighbors on one city block. Read full book review >

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INVENTOR MCGREGOR by Kathleen T. Pelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2006

"The sprightly pastel drawings are as lighthearted as the text, which bursts with energy and inventiveness. (Picture book. 5-8)"
McGregor lives in a higgledy-piggledy house "with a cheery wife, five children, and a hen called Hattie." Read full book review >

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EVEN THE DOGS by Jon McGregor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A few experimental touches don't compensate for the lack of a compelling narrative."
British novelist McGregor (So Many Ways to Begin, 2007, etc.) takes a bleak look at some drug addicts. Read full book review >

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SO MANY WAYS TO BEGIN by Jon McGregor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2007

"With its plot contrivances and drably conventional characters, this novel never comes alive on the page."
Literary aspiration can't save this British novel from maudlin domestic melodrama. 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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The Unearthly Travails of Gabriel McGregor by Brad Ulreich
Released: Dec. 17, 2012

"A gently enjoyable fantasy with worthwhile lessons for young readers."
A debut children's fantasy book that delves into the afterlife. 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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THE GIRL IN THE GREEN GLASS MIRROR by Elizabeth McGregor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2005

"An intriguing, ambitious literary work that will reward more patient readers."
Another complicated, multi-layered plot from English novelist McGregor (The Ice Child, 2001), this time concerning an upscale art appraiser obsessed with the work of a mad Victorian artist. Read full book review >