Search Results: "Jonathan Friesen"


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MAYDAY by Jonathan Friesen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 10, 2014

"An uneven read that ultimately misses its mark. (Fantasy. 14-17)"
Even as her own soul hovers in the "middle" space, her body barely clinging to life in a hospital room, 18-year-old Crow's thoughts are consumed with protecting her sister. Read full book review >

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BOTH OF ME by Jonathan Friesen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"A haunting tale for teens with a taste for the bizarre. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A girl with a mysterious past embarks on a journey across America to save a friend and find herself. Read full book review >

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JERK, CALIFORNIA by Jonathan Friesen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Hardly worth the effort. (reading-group questions; author interview, not seen) (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Like its Tourette Syndrome-afflicted protagonist, this novel lacks grace. Read full book review >

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UNFOLDING by Jonathan Friesen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A flawed but darkly atmospheric read. (Fiction. 13-18)"
An awkward 18-year-old and his enigmatic crush discover that their town hides a terrible secret. Read full book review >

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ALDO'S FANTASTICAL MOVIE PALACE by Jonathan Friesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"This poignant and well-meaning premise ends up a disappointing read. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A teenage girl with permanent facial scars and a blind boy enter an imaginary world through a combination of their own scriptwriting and a portal in an inherited old movie theater. Read full book review >

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THE LAST MARTIN by Jonathan Friesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Spiced with plenty of slapstick, the yarn speeds its protagonist through a succession of highs, lows and improbable triumphs on the way to a hilariously melodramatic finish. (Adventure. 11-13)"
The revelation that every time a new Martin is born into his family another one kicks the bucket stuns, bums and ultimately lights a rocket under 13-year-old Martin Boyle. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN SWIFT by John Stubbs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A rich and sweeping story superbly told."
A resplendent biography of the "most notorious writer of his day." Read full book review >

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JONATHAN UNLEASHED by Meg Rosoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"No bones about it, readers of this charmer are in for a real treat."
Jonathan's dogs are having an existential crisis. Or maybe it's just him. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN ROBERTS by Gregory P. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2014

"An exhaustive biography, which serves as a welcome addition to American Civil War and Quaker history.
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Wilson chronicles the life of Jonathan Roberts, a Quaker who served in the Union Army during the Civil War despite his pacifist convictions. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN SWIFT by Leo Damrosch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A rich and rewarding portrait of an irreplaceable genius."
A feisty, first-class life of the sage and scourge of English Literature. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN EDWARDS by Philip F. Gura
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Controversial, and a quick, enjoyable read. Gura will grab at least some of the audience of armchair-history-lovers that professional historians always claim they want to reach."
A gauntlet-throwing biography of the 18th-century minister and theologian who's in the pantheon of great American intellectuals, along with Thomas Jefferson, W.E.B. DuBois, and the James brothers. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1999

"Like his Gulliver,' Glendinning concludes, 'Swift is always too big or small for the company he keeps,' but she at least puts him into some proportion to his life and times. (8 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A lively, discursive distillation of the Swiftian essentials from Swift's own life. Read full book review >