Search Results: "Kristian Lynch"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SURRENDER PRAYER by Kristian Lynch
NON-FICTION

"A striking call for the reintegration of the psyche that provides valuable steps toward healing."
The surrender prayer can bring peace to suffering souls according to this Christian book about personal growth. Read full book review >

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THE SUPERHUMAN MIND by Berit Brogaard
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Fruitful reading for devout self-improvers, though Maria Konnikova's Mastermind (2013), which covers some of the same ground, is more appealing and better written."
Another in a long line of you-can-be-Einstein treatises, blending hard neuroscience with parlor tricks. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN LION by Wilbur Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Add a Dutch captain in flight after seducing an admiral's daughter, a duplicitous British consul, and a rescue from a Heart of Darkness colonial gold mine, and there's enough action to keep pages turning."
Sending young Hal Courtney sailing the Golden Bough along the coast of East Africa, Smith (Desert God, 2014, etc.) enlists co-author Kristian to resume his swashbuckling 17th-century series featuring the Courtneys.Read full book review >

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THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO by Jussi Valtonen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"A contemporary novel that doesn't lose sight of perennial dilemmas."
American and Finnish families struggle with technology, immigration, and the unintended consequences of their own actions. Read full book review >

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BEHIND GOD'S BACK by Harri Nykänen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Perhaps the oddest Scandinavian mystery to have crossed the ocean yet, a mixture of Jo Nesbø's portraits of Nordic political corruption with Jerome Charyn's waggish Borscht Belt tales of Isaac Sidel, the Pink Commish of New York."
A Helsinki businessman apparently murdered by the most awkward suspect possible launches Detective Ariel Kafka, of the Violent Crimes Unit, on his second case (Nights of Awe, 2012).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARCTIC A TO Z by Wayne Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

This entry in a limited series that offers surveys of various topics in abecedarian form focuses on the adaptations that allow the people, animals and plants that make their home in the Arctic to survive, as well as on the natural phenomena that make this such a special place, from the Aurora Borealis to zooplankton. Read full book review >

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FABLES FROM AESOP by Tom Lynch
adapted by Tom Lynch, illustrated by Tom Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Clumsy work next to the likes of Sogabe's elegant Aesop's Fox (1999) or Cuyler's Roadsigns: A Harey Race with a Tortoise (p. 957). (Picture book/folktale. 7-10)"
The coarsely stitched fabric collages illustrating these 13 retold fables aren't all that's patchy about Lynch's picture-book debut. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO FELL OFF THE <i>MAYFLOWER</i>, OR JOHN HOWLAND'S GOOD FORTUNE by P.J. Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Sweeping and grand, this personal take on a familiar story is an engaging success. (bibliography, author's note) (Picture book. 6-14)"
A much-longer-than-typical picture book about the Mayflower's first landing in America and its aftermath, told through the eyes of one of its passengers. Read full book review >

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KILLING TIME IN CRYSTAL CITY by Chris Lynch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Ultimately, readers will wonder just who they've been getting to know and whether they really know him at all. (Thriller. 14-17)"
A meditation on belonging, choices and denial. Read full book review >

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CASUALTIES OF WAR by Chris Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"An excellent war saga that will leave readers feeling they have been through something monumental. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Lynch's Vietnam War series concludes with the final narrative of four friends caught in the chaos of war. Read full book review >

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GOLD DUST by Chris Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"But maybe, just maybe, Richard is a bit more aware at the end that others have dreams, too. (Fiction. 11-13)"
The versatile author of Gypsy Davey (1994) and the Blue Eyed Son trilogy weaves a subtle, challenging study of star-crossed friendship. Read full book review >