Search Results: "Jonathan Raban"


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BAD LAND by Jonathan Raban
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 1996

"A powerful, grim new slant on those who took the way west—and of the terrible consequences when their dreams curdled and died. (First serial to the New Yorker)"
As seen in the punning title, travel writer Raban (Hunting Mister Heartbreak: A Discovery of America, 1991, etc.) adds a second, more sinister meaning to the legendary Montana-Dakota stretch of the Great Plains. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 1991

"No Whitmanesque sentimentality here, but a jaunty, perceptive, and remarkably assured report on the American Dream today."
Can the US still produce ``some fantastic reversal of fortune, some miraculous transfiguration'' for those who migrate to its shores? Read full book review >

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WAXWINGS by Jonathan Raban
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2003

"Sharper (and a lot faster) than The Bonfire of the Vanities, may well be one of the best accounts ever written of an American era."
British-born Raban (Passage to Juneau, 1999, etc.) sends a poison-pen letter to his adopted homeland in this witty account of America at the turn of the millennium. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Impeccably written and told, this will be irresistible to Raban's many admirers, as well as those who value a good story."
A rich, multilayered narrative of solitary travel through a vast and chilly landscape. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Full of ideas that move through the language with the grace of a well-captained sailboat."
The acclaimed writer offers a collection of essays about America and Americana. Read full book review >

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SURVEILLANCE by Jonathan Raban
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 30, 2007

"A coolly delivered portrait of the Wired Age, when paranoia rules and truth is at a premium."
When the going gets tough, the tough get nosy. And so, in this well-realized novel by veteran writer Raban (Passage to Juneau, 1999, etc.), does everyone else. Read full book review >

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THIS IS MY HOME, THIS IS MY SCHOOL by Jonathan Bean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Home sweet school. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The family from BuildingOurHouse (2013) returns, but this time their son tells readers all about life as a home-schooled kid.Read full book review >

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WHERE IS BEAR? by Jonathan Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"An inventive twist on the familiar lost-teddy story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young tot is trying to find Bear before bedtime. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHAN ARMY by Jonathan Maberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"This first book in an explosive new series is the perfect mix of science fiction and magic. (Fantasy/science fiction. 8-12)"
Ever since the alien invasion, 11-year-old Milo has suffered from nightmares, but when a voice in his dreams tells him the world needs a hero, he has a hard time believing it could be him. Read full book review >

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BITS & PIECES by Jonathan Maberry
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"An entertaining divergence from the solid series. (Science fiction. 13 & up) "
The aptly named fifth book in the Rot & Ruin series fills in gaps and provides key back story to the series. Read full book review >