Search Results: "Joshua Lyon"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2009

"As real as it gets."
The painful evolution of a gay New York City drug addict, from first encounter to detox. 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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BOOK REVIEW

OLIVE AND SNOWFLAKE by Tammie Lyon
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A nice choice to help dogs—and children—learn how to behave. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is there obedience school for children? Read full book review >

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THE GIFT MOVES by Steve Lyon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 22, 2004

"Poetic language, a finely drawn plot, and engaging characters will surely make this a favorite of SF and fantasy fans as well as anyone who loves good storytelling. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In his debut, Lyon creates a futuristic world where wealth and material things are not measures of success or happiness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2010

"As authoritative and compelling as Mary Renault's renowned novels set in the ancient world. One hopes we may learn more about Lyon's immeasurably brilliant, unflappably human Aristotle."
The fourth century BCE comes eccentrically alive in this award-winning debut historical novel from a Canadian short story writer (The Best Thing for You, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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POWER SHIFT by Vaughan Lyon
Released: Jan. 3, 2013

"A blueprint for political reform that can serve as a resource for Canadians; also suitable for a broader audience interested in the dynamics of representative government."
A concrete proposal to improve Canadian democracy through constituency representation. Read full book review >

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THE SWEET GIRL by Annabel Lyon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2013

"A provocative tale that undoes any romantic delusions a reader might hold about ancient Greek society and thought."
Aristotle's daughter receives some harsh lessons in sexism and the limits of philosophy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KISS OF THE BUTTERFLY by James Lyon
Released: July 22, 2012

"No capes, no glitter: a vampire novel for readers who value sturdy mythology and a sophisticated understanding of history, along with warmblooded, human connections."
As Yugoslavia disintegrates, an American bent on investigating Balkan vampire folklore becomes caught up in evils both supernatural and political. Read full book review >

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THE CRUMBLY COAST by David Lyon
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A satiric touch or two (the bears, for example, appoint a fact-finding commission to investigate the accusation of theft) spices this oddball offering. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A slightly surreal tale by Lyon (The Runaway Duck, 1985, etc.), about a sleuth and her mink sidekick on the trail of cookie thieves. Read full book review >

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SUMMER STALK by Bentley Lyon
Released: Dec. 9, 1992

"Still, an improvement over the the author's first, White Crow."
The forest fire that killed ranger Heath Murphy may have been intentionally set, but there's no proof, which weighs heavily on Heath's older brother Gene, an L.A. cop who takes a leave from the force to investigate. Read full book review >

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SELF-PORTRAIT WITH BOY by Rachel Lyon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Fearless and sharp."
When an ambitious young photographer captures an unthinkable tragedy—and creates an accidental masterpiece in the process—she is forced to make a choice that will define her future. Read full book review >

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PLOTLESS, POINTLESS, PATHETIC by Joshua Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Captain's outings so third grade? (Fiction. 9-11)"
Monty Python meets Captain Underpants in a prose/cartoon hybrid from Down Under featuring Sir Glame, a puffed-up, borderline psychopath in armor, and his sarcastic equine sidekick Bill. Read full book review >