Search Results: "Justin Spring"


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THE GOURMANDS' WAY by Justin Spring
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A literary meal both luscious and lively—and essential to understanding our vacillating love affair with the French."
A thoroughly researched account of how Americans fell in and out of love with French cuisine and cooking. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"A vivid, candid portrait."
Provocative biography of a little-known university professor turned sex researcher and pornographer. Read full book review >

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FILMMAKERS BET BIG ON SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS
by John DeNardo

It's no secret that film and television studios can be successful producing science fiction films and shows. What may be surprising is that you can enjoy the next big SciFi blockbuster even before it hits screens. Here's a roundup of the latest science fiction books that have jumped aboard the adaptation train…

 

The Passage by Justin Cronin ...


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JUSTIN SAYRE
by Megan Labrise

When 13-year-old Sophie LeClerq puts together a look, people notice: she’s the prettiest girl in her Park Slope class. Her African-American mother is a fashion journalist, her French father sends designer clothes, and she incorporates their influences into an eclectic style that shines. 

In Chapter 1 of Justin Sayre’s middle-grade novel Pretty, Sophie rocks an Old Navy V-neck with ...


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TURPENTINE by Spring Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The journey eventually becomes tedious as Ned fails to establish an identity that satisfies both himself and the reader."
An effete easterner in western guise rambles across the 19th-century American landscape. Read full book review >

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STANDING IN THE SHADOWS by Michelle Spring
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"Highly competent parboiled British detective work, even if a crucial few of the dramatis personae remain muffled."
Nobody ever said Daryll Flatt's life was any bed of roses. Read full book review >

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IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR by Michelle Spring
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 27, 2001

"Heavy on angst and short on legwork, Laura's latest explores human suffering for 20-odd chapters before springing surprises like jack-in-the-boxes for the last three."
It's been 12 years since four-year-old Timmy Cable disappeared from a Norfolk beach. Read full book review >

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COMMON CORE by Joel Spring
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2013

"A sharp, tongue-in-cheek adventure set in a world of testing run amok."
A novel of intrigue centered on standardized school testing. Read full book review >

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The Little Faucet That Never Stopped Dripping by Spring Jackson
Released: Jan. 23, 2012

"A fun read-out-loud book, but a stronger edit might make it more readable."
A debut picture book for children aged 2 to 5 that highlights the resonant racket of a little faucet and his animal friends. Read full book review >

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A Perfect Life by Joel Spring
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"A vigorous, sometimes-entertaining, but unconvincing tale of future imperfect."
A boy is raised to have a perfect life—as defined by a team of corporate scientists—in this strident satire of a near-future dystopia. Read full book review >