Search Results: "Jonathan Valin"


BOOK REVIEW

MISSING by Jonathan Valin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"An unforgettable gallery of human monsters with human faces, presented by the legitimate heir to Ross Macdonald."
Mason Greenleaf, Cindy Dorn's bisexual lover, isn't just missing; within a week of taking the assignment to look for him, Harry Stoner finds that he's dead, an apparent pills-and-booze suicide after a tense confrontation with two unidentified strangers in a local gay bar. Read full book review >

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THE MUSIC LOVERS by Jonathan Valin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1993

"After the concentrated tension of Extenuating Circumstances and Second Chance, this is almost a holiday for Harry—but it's carried off with all Valin's customary professionalism."
Hired to investigate the theft of audiophile Leon Tubin's treasured LPs—really to pin it on rival collector Sherwood Loeffler- -Harry Stoner runs into a rash of felonies: the thief returns twice more (attacking Harry when he's caught in the act) before a final confrontation leaves Leon badly beaten and his longtime lover, rock singer Sheila Mozkowski, kidnapped. Read full book review >

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SECOND CHANCE by Jonathan Valin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 1991

"More, much more, than a restaging of The Chill and The Far Side of the Dollar: what Valin lacks in originality this time he makes up in genuinely tragic power."
Ross Macdonald isn't the only ghost hovering over this case, in which psychiatrist Phil Pearson hires Cincinnati p.i. 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 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography  by Jonathan Harnisch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2014

"As complex as the disorder it seeks to explore; makes for a frequently disquieting read."
A fragmented debut novel about life lived under a fog of schizophrenia from author Harnisch. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN AND HIS MOMMY by Irene Smalls-Hector
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A rhythmic, repetitive text with some rhymes and sun-washed illustrations—a happy summer book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A playful story about a small African-American and his mother taking a long walk through their city neighborhood and making a game of using different steps—giant steps, baby steps, bunny hops, ballet twirls, backward steps. Read full book review >

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DAVID AND JONATHAN by Cynthia Voigt
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Intelligent, thoughtful, and challenging. (Fiction. YA)"
A compelling triangle: Hank, 16, child of an upper-crust Bostonian and a penniless composer; his best friend Jonathan, whose mother, a Holocaust survivor, runs a restaurant with her husband; Jonathan's cousin David, 21, who leaves a psychiatric hospital to live with Jonathan's family in a last hope of alleviating his depression. Read full book review >