Search Results: "Joshua Matz"


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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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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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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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THE WORLD WITHOUT YOU by Joshua Henkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2012

"A novel that satisfies all expectations in some very familiar ways."
A family melodrama that encompasses both tragedy and farce, as an upper-middle-class clan gathers to mourn a dead son and perhaps move on. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 2012

"Engaging exposé of an underground world less glamorous and more intricate than its Hollywood representations."
Skillfully rendered overview of the startlingly complex world of art fraud and thievery. Read full book review >

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ALL THIS LIFE by Joshua Mohr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"Mohr's novel builds slowly, and his empathy for the majority of his characters shines through, allowing for a genuinely felt conclusion."
A tragic event on the Golden Gate Bridge brings together a bunch of disparate people, several of whom are reeling from earlier trauma. 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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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 >