Search Results: "Joshua Matz"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"A well-researched, unsettling investigation of recent trends in the nation's highest court."
With Chief Justice John Roberts' leadership of the Supreme Court approaching its 10th anniversary, Tribe (Constitutional Law/Harvard Univ.; The Invisible Constitution, 2008, etc.) and Matz, who clerks for a federal judge, provide a perspective on the changes reflected in the court's decision-making patterns. Read full book review >

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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 >

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HANK'S WORK by Joshua Schreier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"The bold, stylized forms and bright colors will be fine for groups; also, a good choice to share with the art teacher. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The author of Luigi's All-Night Parking Lot (1990) enriches a story about a boy—a boy whose dad is too busy to recognize the importance of his son's activities—with a fantasy element dramatizing the intensity of a child's imagination. Read full book review >

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THE UNWILLING SACRIFICE by Nancy Matz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 18, 2013

"An uneven supernatural romance/mystery."
In Matz's (Help! Get Me Out of This Funk, 2010) novel, a young widow moves to Washington state and becomes embroiled in an odd mystery. Read full book review >

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GRK AND THE PELOTTI GANG by Joshua Doder
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2007

"Pure adventure fun, new readers will want to go back to the first installment and look forward to the promised third in Spring 2008. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A boy, a dog and a trio of notorious Brazilian bank robbers are the ingredients for this fast-paced sequel to A Dog Called Grk (2007). Read full book review >

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DREAM MAGIC by Joshua Khan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Gothic repast for connoisseurs of tenebrous tales, dark arts, and black eyeliner. (map, cast of characters, illustrations) (Fantasy. 9-13)"
After the murder of her immediate family by a jealous uncle, 13-year-old Lady Lilith "Lily" Shadow of Gehenna's Castle Gloom was handed the reins of royal rule in Shadow Magic (2016). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

A WORLD TRANSFORMEDFirsthand Accounts of California Before the Gold RushPaddison, Joshua—Ed. Read full book review >

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PEEP SHOW by Joshua Braff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Humane, compassionate and very moving."
A New Jersey family breaks up, and an unhappy teenager finds his vocation amid Times Square sleaze in the mid-1970s. Read full book review >

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SIRENS by Joshua Mohr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"An entirely candid, compelling memoir of addiction and the long, fraught road of recovery."
A novelist's account of how learning to live with a susceptibility to substance abuse helped him take control of his life in middle age. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2016

"A chilling portrait of a country under siege and one man's defiance."
The tale of a devoted collector of manuscripts who outwitted militant jihadis. Read full book review >

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Damned Fools by Joshua Holland
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2014

"A powerful, personal account of how the Christian church's true message has become disfigured in modern times."
A spirited critique of contemporary Christianity that demands it become both more intellectually rigorous and inclusive. Read full book review >