Search Results: "Joseph and Alan Adams Hunt"


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BLUE DHARMA by Joseph and Alan Adams Hunt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2008

"A winning and complex fantasy tale."
In this epic spiritual fantasy, the forces of good and evil battle for control of a distant planet much like our own. Read full book review >

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BODO by M.D. and L.E. Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2006

"A heartwarming family story appropriate for readers of all ages, especially dog-lovers."
A family inherits a dog and gets more than it bargained for. Read full book review >

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ALAN GRATZ
by Megan Labrise

To many Americans, the plight of refugees can seem remote—until you find their boat.

Middle-grade novelist Alan Gratz was vacationing in the Florida Keys when his family discovered an abandoned escape raft during a walk on the beach.

“It was clearly a raft from some other place in the Caribbean, trying to get to America,” says Gratz, whom Kirkus ...


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SAMANTHA HUNT
by Lucas Loredo

Samantha Hunt’s fiction lies in the meeting place between our common reality and the expanded reality of dreams, transformations, visitations, and conjurings. In her previous novels, teenagers communicate with the dead, a man travels through time over Queens, and men emerge from and disappear into the ocean. Hunt’s latest book, a collection of stories titled The Dark Dark, again inhabits ...


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1994

"If Barbera had been able to step up to the podium, maybe his memoir would read less like a long acceptance speech. (Author tour)"
Barbera's animated characters—Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo, Yogi Bear, the Flintstones, and the Jetsons—may have kept American kids entertained for the past 30 years, but don't expect a side- splitting memoir here. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH KANON
by Clayton Moore

In an age when America’s intelligence services aren’t always portrayed in the best light, Joseph Kanon’s new novel about the Cold War seems starkly elegant by comparison. In our starred review, Kirkus says of Defectors, “...not since Le Carré’s A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one.”

The novel is an intimate ...


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JOSEPH SCAPELLATO
by Richard Z. Santos

Joseph Scapellato isn’t from the west—he grew up in suburban Chicago—but like so many Americans, the mythic west was always nearby.  “My mom was and is an enormous fan of golden age Westerns: Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, all those dudes in white hats,” Scapellato says. “I grew up watching those, and she accumulated all these cowboy tchotchkes. I grew ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Plenty of sword work and old-style action-adventure, with the occasional clever spin. (foreword by Tamora Pierce, story introductions, author bios, Barsoomian Gazetteer) (Science fiction short stories. 11-13)"
Fourteen swashbuckling new adventures extend the exploits of John Carter and his descendants on Edgar Rice Burroughs' version of the Red Planet. Read full book review >

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ALAN BURDICK
by Gregory McNamee

Time is fleeting. Time flies. There’s never enough of it. With apologies to Irma Thomas, the greatest interpreter of the song “Time Is On My Side,” it’s really not.

We modern humans are bound to clocks, to having to be particular places at particular moments, to occupying certain points of the space-time continuum at, well, certain points. But thus ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 2007

"Occasionally interesting, but not for the reasons the title indicates."
The line between organized crime and local politics in Reconstruction-era New Orleans is blurred in this thoroughly researched but sloppily presented historical biography. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2004

"Of mainly regional interest, these engaging tales convey the message that Cape Cod real estate is as sought after by the dead as by the living."
In this winsome compendium of local lore, ghosts become a marvelous household amenity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBOT UPRISINGS by Daniel H. Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"Philip K. Dick would be proud, in any event. You'll never look at your Roomba the same way again."
Fun fact: According to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, as of 2010 there were 8.6 million robots in the world. Fun scenario: They're all out to kill us. Read full book review >