Search Results: "Jonathan Black"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A must-read for fitness buffs and beefy enough to whet the appetite of even the most inert couch potato."
With an investigative journalist's penchant for exposing the underside of popular movements, Black (Yes, You Can! Behind the Hype and Hustle of the Motivation Biz, 2006) presents an engrossing history of fitness in the United States. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN DEE
by Rachel Sugar

Jonathan Dee’s latest, an exquisitely nuanced drama of simmering small-town politics, is so prescient—so uncannily current—it’s a source of concern. “I worry a little bit the novel is close enough to current events that people are going to read it a little too much as if it were a key to current events,” Dee says.

But if The Locals ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2007

"Bedside reading for Karl Rove wannabes preparing for 2008."
Why have recent US national elections been so close? It's the regions, stupid. Read full book review >

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VALIANT by Holly Black
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Val's story, while not the best of the genre, makes for a compelling, edgy read complete with faerie murders and shaven-headed heroines. (Fantasy. YA)"
Murdered mermaids, runaways addicted to magical drugs and trolls inhabit a New York City that draws heavily on the conventions of urban fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE POISON EATERS AND OTHER STORIES by Holly Black
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Sly humor, vivid characters, each word perfectly chosen: These stories deserve reading again and again. (Short stories/fantasy. 13 & up)"
Black's first story collection assures her place as a modern fantasy master. Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"To be continued. (Fiction. YA)"
Laugh-out-loud funny, this engaging, high-concept novel about a 17-year-old boy's world, both real and imaginary, is a story that teases, building up reader suspense and expectation then refusing to deliver. Read full book review >

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THE DROWNING HOUSE by Elizabeth Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Black's tempered pace and moody vulnerability creates a rich debut: both sensitive and sensational."
In this contemporary Southern gothic, a young artist returns home to Galveston, Texas, and uncovers a century's worth of sordid secrets. Read full book review >

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A VOW OF CHASTITY by Veronica Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 1992

"Endless replays of the convent's daily routines and the less- than-credible plot weaken a sporadically interesting story, which lacks the cohesion of the series debut, Vow of Silence."
A second story featuring impulsive, thirtysomething Sister Joan, a nun in the Order of the Daughters of Compassion, who lives in the Order's convent in the Cornwall countryside and teaches a small class of children from local farms and the nearby gypsy community, along with newcomer Samantha Olive, whose writer father has bought an old house in the area. Read full book review >

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DEAD FOR LIFE by Ethan Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2003

"Mindless, empty fun."
Contrived, occasionally ludicrous beat-the-clock psychokiller tale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"An unsettling page-turner and sobering reminder that in the legal treatment of the least fortunate of our citizenry lie all of our rights. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; author tour)"
Criminal lawyers will find plenty of useful trial tips here. Read full book review >