Search Results: "Julianne Couch"


BOOK REVIEW

TRAVELING THE POWER LINE by Julianne Couch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"Fair, thoughtful and balanced."
A Wyoming-based journalist and essayist chronicles her visits to nine electrical power stations across the country, examining the pros and cons of the fuel sources used at each site. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 19, 1991

"Since you can't get far without these ingredients (and even the substitutes are a little obscure), we'll be waiting for the list of mail-order sources to come in the finished book."
Margvelashvili—a Canadian married to a Soviet Georgian- -divides her time between Vancouver and Tbilisi, Georgia, and has taken fine advantage of the opportunity to investigate the cooking styles, native spices, and culinary legends of this region rich in colorful and fragrant foods. Read full book review >

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SILENT DESCENT by Dick Couch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Lots of pep and some nifty new gadgets, including a stealthy non-nuclear sub."
A cash-strapped Russian general decides to meet his payroll by selling nukes to fractious Third World nations—while American SEALs travel to the Arctic to clamp down on the rather dangerous free market. Read full book review >

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THE LUCKY ONES by Julianne Pachico
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Unsettling and pulsing with life; a brilliantly surreal portrait of life amid destabilizing violence."
Set during the bloody height of the Colombian conflict and spanning more than two decades, Pachico's unforgettable whirlwind of a debut centers around the intersecting lives of a group of wealthy schoolgirls as well as the parents, teachers, and housekeepers who move in their orbit. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2007

"Macho prose full of praise for would-be warriors and the men who train them, seemingly designed to enthrall young men, boost recruitment and please the army."
Former Navy SEAL Couch redeploys the you-are-there approach of The Warrior Elite (2001) to depict the grueling training undergone by Army Special Forces Class 8-04. Read full book review >

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SUA SPONTE by Dick Couch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"An admiring, inspiring account of how the Army shapes and sharpens the tip of its spear."
A former Navy SEAL takes an inside look at how the Army selects and trains its elite warriors. Read full book review >

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BACKPACKS! by Julianne Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"Though the series continues, readers are not likely to want to meet Freckleface Strawberry and Windy Pants Patrick again. (Early reader. 4-7)"
Two students learn to own up to their mistakes—and not to put gum or doughnuts in their backpacks—in actor Moore's new early-reader series. Read full book review >

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IN COMPANY OF THE DRAGON by Julianne Toman
Released: May 22, 2009

"An impassioned plea to children that should be more engaging."
Torrey, a young girl with legendary connections to the natural world, enlists the help of friends of various ethnic backgrounds to fight the monster that threatens to consume nature entirely. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"An energetic read for sailors, SEALs, and the greater population of armchair SEALs."
A you-are-there-style narrative of the most extreme military training in existence, the Navy's six-month Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) program. Read full book review >

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PRESSURE POINT by Dick Couch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 1992

"For maximum effect, read while commuting."
Palestinian terrorists hijack a Puget Sound ferry and use it to swipe a nuclear submarine—in an unusually imaginative first hardcover from a Navy SEAL veteran and former CIA employee. Read full book review >

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FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY AND THE REALLY BIG VOICE by Julianne Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"Fans of Freckleface Strawberry and her friends will welcome their return, but better stories about school, friendship, and embracing individuality abound. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A young boy discovers that his loud voice is (mostly) not appreciated at school. Read full book review >

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THE WINDIGO'S RETURN by Douglas Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Couch's hazy style of illustration portrays the north woods as a setting where possibility always lurks in the mist, a perfect place for tales to grow. (pronunciation guide) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Wood (Northwoods Cradle Song, p. 302, etc.) has wisely chosen to adapt a Windigo tale that explains nature, rather than one that induces nightmares (the Windigo figures in north woods tales as everything from a monster to a symbol of men driven wild by the wilderness itself; tales about them make for classic ``ghost stories'' for around the campfire) for this book. Read full book review >