Search Results: "Joshua David"


BOOK REVIEW

SCAVENGER OF SOULS by Joshua David Bellin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A satisfying if uneven conclusion. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 13-18)"
All secrets are unearthed in this fight-for-survival post-apocalyptic duology closer to Survival Colony 9 (2014). Read full book review >

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SURVIVAL COLONY 9 by Joshua David Bellin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Readers won't want to face the terrifying Skaldi, but they'll enjoy reading about them. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 13-18)"
An amnesiac struggles to make sense of his place in a war-ravaged world where small bands of human survivors scramble to stay one step ahead of a menacing, body-snatching threat. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"'Few people who come to the High Line know what it took to make it possible,' writes David. Thanks to this book, readers now know the tremendous energy and effort that went into turning what some saw as 'a relic and an obstacle' into a viable park for all to enjoy."
The chronological metamorphosis of an abandoned railroad into an urban park, and the two men behind the process. Read full book review >

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FREEFALL by Joshua David Bellin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Brings new meaning to 'star-crossed lovers'—read it for the intriguing concepts that play out behind the romance. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
In Bellin's (Scavenger of Souls, 2016, etc.) imaginative far-future sci-fi, the people selected to escape Earth wake from their millenniumlong sleep only to find their new home planet uninhabitable. As their resources quickly dwindle, two teenagers are the key to human survival—or extinction. Read full book review >

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CAN I EAT THAT? by Joshua David Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2016

"Tempting fare for venturesome children, with a few tidbits for hipster parents who spend more time in restaurants than kitchens or farmers markets. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Wordplay and food play combine as an artist and a food critic explore edibles well beyond peanut butter and jelly. Read full book review >

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JOSHUA MOHR
by Alex Layman

“I wonder if this book emits its own hiss. What happens when you hold it to your ear?” Joshua Mohr asks in his new memoir, Sirens. “Can you make out my scorched music?”

When reading about a former alcoholic and junkie’s blackouts, cocaine binges, and repeated self-destruction, there’s a comfort to perceived distance. It’s easier to read this ...


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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Great fun for fans of Alex Rider, or such outings as Carol Hughes's Jack Black and the Ship of Thieves (2001). (Fiction. 10-14)"
The wild South Seas rumpus begun in Operation Red Jericho (2005) carries on as teen sibs Becca and Doug MacKenzie fetch up by chance on a remote island. Read full book review >