Search Results: "Kaya Oakes"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2009

"While its premises and conclusion may be sound, the book suffers too much in execution to be persuasive."
Kitchen Sink magazine co-founder Oakes (Writing/Univ. of California; Telegraph, 2007) attempts to unpack the social trends behind the term "indie." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2012

"A somewhat intriguing but mostly uneasy faith journey."
Oakes (Writing/Univ. of California; Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture, 2009) chronicles her uneasy entry back into the Catholic Church, with plenty of F-bombs thrown in for good effect. Read full book review >

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LAST CALL FOR BLACKFORD OAKES by William F. Buckley Jr.
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2005

"A muted ending to a less-than-thrilling spy's career."
In his glasnost-era curtain call, Blackford Oakes comes off not so much world-weary as simply weary. Read full book review >

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VOICE OF CONSCIENCE by Behcet Kaya
Released: Sept. 3, 2009

"Highly atmospheric, transporting account of an ancient custom alive in a modern world."
Kaya tells a tale of revenge as a way of life, and how it can eat away at a man. Read full book review >

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THE FIRELIGHT GIRLS by Kaya McLaren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A likable, if somewhat predictable, tale of female friendship and resiliency."
When the Firelight Girls' summer camp is about to be closed, a few of its former campers return to the best memories of their childhood. Read full book review >

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THE SACRED LIES OF MINNOW BLY by Stephanie Oakes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 9, 2015

"Dark and not just a little sensational but hugely involving nevertheless. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A girl who has just escaped a destructive cult after her hands were cut off lives in juvenile detention, found guilty of assault, a crime she indeed did commit. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 10, 2012

"A useful contribution to the literature about slavery and the Civil War."
A finely argued book about how the destruction of slavery involved much more than Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Read full book review >

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DRAGON’S EYE by Andy Oakes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2004

"A masterly depiction of modern Shanghai and an admirable hero fall victim to excessive length and intrusive, improbable American politics."
High-level corruption and the chaos of modern China darken the perilous life of an honest policeman investigating a gruesome multiple murder. Read full book review >

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THE ARSONIST by Stephanie Oakes
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A convoluted mystery that flavors the darkness of Elizabeth Wein's Code Name Verity (2012) with the contrivances of Scooby Doo. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Fire forges historical and contemporary connections among three troubled teens. Read full book review >