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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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 >

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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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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

To New Yorkers, this is a local story, focused on one of the largest retail clothing stores in Manhattan. 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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MATRIMONY by Joshua Henkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Ragged, but it gets to you and stays with you. Expect even better things from Henkin in the future."
The second novel from the Brooklyn-based author of Swimming Across the Hudson (1997) is an appealing story of romance, wedlock, personal and spousal conflict and growth. Read full book review >