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SAMANTHA SUTTON AND THE WINTER OF THE WARRIOR QUEEN by Jordan Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"An archaeological adventure with almost too much suspense. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Off on another expedition with her archaeologist Uncle Jay, 12-year-old Samantha Sutton is caught up in a plot to ruin his career. Read full book review >

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SAMANTHA SUTTON AND THE LABYRINTH OF LIES by Jordan Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Hardy readers will be eager to explore another lost world in the promised sequel. (Mystery. 9-13)"
When 12-year-old Samantha Sutton gets to join her archaeologist uncle on an actual dig in Peru, she learns the secret behind the local tradition of a madman in Chavín de Huántar, but not before some terrifying moments both above and below ground. Read full book review >

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KICKSTART YOUR SUMMER READING WITH THESE MUST-READ SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Ah, the call of summer. A time of beaches, vacations, and good old-fashioned relaxing. For readers, summer is the start of Serious Reading Season. If you're looking for a good summer read, start with one of these science fiction and fantasy titles, which include weird western adventure, a family with psychic abilities, a creepy and surreal carnival, a shadowy ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE PLAN by Bernard Jacobs
Released: Dec. 31, 2011

"An engaging, conspiracy-laden tale with a frightening premise."
In this action-packed thriller, a charismatic American president with a secret agenda sets in play a global war against radical Islamists. Read full book review >

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THE GUINEA PIG DIARIES by A.J. Jacobs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"A lightweight but endearing and nimble look at how pursuing absurd extremes can illuminate the more mundane aspects of contemporary existence."
Esquire editor at large Jacobs (The Year of Living Biblically, 2007, etc.) continues his unique brand of immersion journalism. Read full book review >

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Released: June 10, 2012

"Fans of historical fiction may especially appreciate this entertaining recreation of Schubert's life; familiarity with the composer and his music is not a prerequisite."
Jacobs' historical novel details the life of Franz Schubert. Read full book review >

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COMFORT FOOD by Kate Jacobs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Not quite as satisfying as the title would lead us to expect."
The lives and loves of a TV chef, her daughters, neighbor and associates all receive a makeover in this lighthearted but sometimes sagging romantic problem-solver. Read full book review >

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A HANDFUL OF KINGS by Mark Jacobs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Either too short or far too long: all setup and terribly little payoff."
A kidnapping brings together a spy, an acclaimed novelist, and a diplomat—in a less-than-thrilling thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGEL FALLS by Tanis Jordan
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"A modest introduction that will provoke further investigation into the exotic Venezuelan interior. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
The Jordans (Jungle Days, Jungle Nights, 1993) take a slow poke down the Carrao River in Venezuela, enroute to Angel Falls, that glorious 3,200-foot plunge that is the highest waterfall in the world. Read full book review >

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DOWN ON CASEY'S FARM by Sandra Jordan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"At Casey's farm, the days are always summer and the light a shade of gold. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Casey's farm is in his backyard: His animal creatures are toys, a wooden box his barn. Read full book review >