Search Results: "L. Allen Stovey"


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"A flawed hard-boiled mystery."
Stovey (In Danger's Way, 2012) delivers another private-eyenovel featuring ex-Special Ops captain Razor O'Banick. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

"A sobering, useful compendium of questionable deeds most of us know about but would rather not discuss."
A survey of the everyday breakdown of ethical behavior and a strong case for a new emphasis on moral education in America. Read full book review >

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EVERY BOY SHOULD HAVE A MAN by Preston L. Allen
Released: May 14, 2013

"A nimble fable whose bold narrative experiment is elevated by its near-biblical language and affectionate embrace of our inherent flaws."
In a world ruled by giant post-human beings, mankind is reduced to mere playthings in this fractured fairy tale. Read full book review >

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Released: March 27, 1989

A haunting if sometimes discursive reprise of a sorry chapter in the history of the US Navy. Read full book review >

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ALL OR NOTHING by Preston L. Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2007

"Fun time in the Inferno."
A gambler's hands and heart perpetually tremble in this raw story of addiction. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR DRESS UP by Allen L. Sirois
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 1992

"Tall tale or fable, the idea here is slight but developed with amusing logic, while Street's complacently debonair dinosaurs, decked out in garish exaggeration of human attire, are sure to tickle young funny- bones. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Professor Saurus, dinosaur curator at the museum, explains what happened to the ancient giants: they wore clothes, avidly collecting costumes for different activities and competing for the most elegant styles—until they began to quarrel about fashion, tearing each other's garments to shreds and hanging around in their underwear, arguing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"The authors do a commendable job of showing just how righteous Carter's cause was, bringing deserved honor to their subject."
A well-grounded exposé of the official racism that for more than half a century denied due honor to a combat hero, as told by his daughter-in-law and historian Allen (The Port Chicago Mutiny, 1989). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 25, 2013

"A somewhat overwritten eye-opener about medical advances achieved on the backs of society's weakest members."
The harrowing story of the exploitation of institutionalized children in American medical research. Read full book review >

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ITSY MITSY RUNS AWAY by Elanna Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2011

"The irresistible tug of clever language combines with visual pizzazz to make this runaway story a runaway hit. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Itsy Mitsy may be teeny tiny, but she has BIG issues with bedtime. Read full book review >

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ERIKA-SAN by Allen Say
by Allen Say, illustrated by Allen Say
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2009

"Expert angles and a touching sense of stillness make this piece visually masterful even while conceptually disquieting. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Say's hallmark watercolors, beautifully composed and superbly detailed, illustrate this slightly unsettling shift of homeland. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"This inspiring account of caring for a loved one with a brain injury will help guide anyone in a similar situation."
One couple's tale of struggle and ultimate triumph over a debilitating brain injury as relayed by both patient and caregiver. Read full book review >

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THE INKER'S SHADOW by Allen Say
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"This small but firm step on an artist's journey is both inspiration to his fellows and an informative window into a particular slice of the nation's history. (afterword, with photos) (Graphic memoir. 10 & up)"
In this continuation of Say's graphic memoir, Drawing from Memory (2011), he travels to the United States and receives a decidedly mixed welcome.Read full book review >