Search Results: "Justin St. Germain"


BOOK REVIEW

SON OF A GUN by Justin St. Germain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"An above-average personal narrative that takes a hard look at the aftermath of violence."
A taut, grim memoir weighing Western mythology against a family tragedy. Read full book review >

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A STONE OF HOPE by Jim St. Germain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 4, 2017

"An affecting and earnest testimonial to the power of a humane criminal system built on rehabilitation more than punishment."
A young African-American man's memoir of a life of crime redirected. Read full book review >

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THREE CUPS by April Willy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A good introduction that should be paired with some other books to round out and develop kids' understanding of money and allowances. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Three mismatched teacups from the cupboard are not exactly what a 5-year-old boy hopes to receive for a birthday gift, but with some parental guidance, they help set them on a path to sound financial well-being. Read full book review >

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THE COMMITTEE by Sun’allah Ibrahim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"This eerie updating of Kafka's classic fable The Trial possesses both uncanny contemporary relevance and, in its surreal climax and dénouement, tremendous narrative and symbolic force."
In this disturbing allegorical novel (first published in 1981), the acclaimed Egyptian author who seems poised to inherit the mantle of Naguib Mahfouz traces a nameless narrator's victimization by an indistinct judicial authority known only as "the committee." Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF NIGHTS by Sylvie Germain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Sometimes short on inner energy, but, overall, a gloriously beautiful, gem-studded tapestry of human desire and suffering."
Germain's sixth book is her first to appear in English: a poetic saga that sweeps its way through a century of French history by following the generations of a symbol-rich family. 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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BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF TOBIAS by Sylvie Germain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2000

"An acquired taste, her ineffably odd books are nevertheless highly accomplished performances."
The most recent (1998) of Germain's highly charged Gothic antiromances set in the French countryside (close kin to her The Book of Nights and Night of Amber) is a quirky retelling of the biblical apocryphal tale of Tobias. Read full book review >

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THE CHAOS CODE by Justin Richards
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Mixing the supernatural with an action-adventure theme, this is a race that will capture the reader's attention and keep them turning pages long after lights out. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Matt Stribling is used to his divorced parents shuttling him back and forth on school vacations. Read full book review >

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THE SPIRIT GLASS by Justin Heimberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Cool ideas, good execution, mediocre text. (Puzzle book. 7-10)"
Readers are challenged to unlock the secrets of a haunted house, with the aid of a "magic glass." Read full book review >