Search Results: "Larry Downes"


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BIG BANG DISRUPTION by Larry Downes
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"With informative graphics, the authors deliver a groundbreaking outline for dealing with the inevitable increase in business disruptions caused by new technology."
Two leaders in the field of technological applications and business productivity present dramatic evidence for the emergence of a new model for economic innovation, which they call "exponential technology," and warn that "every industry is now at risk" and must learn how to negotiate the new landscape. Read full book review >

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BABY DAYS by Belinda Downes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"A cute gift for a baby shower. (Picture book. 1-3)"
As a quilt warms a newborn, so this quilt of rhymes warms the new relationship between parent and child. Read full book review >

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EVERY LITTLE ANGEL'S HANDBOOK by Belinda Downes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It may sound precious, but Downes's humor, her orderliness and sense of detail will attract readers, who will pore over the gilded stitchery, selecting their favorite angel accessories. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Dressing up angels is a lot like dressing up dolls, and kids who love choosing outfits will love this book. Read full book review >

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FELL OF DARK by Patrick Downes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"A stunning debut novel that offers sophisticated readers a glimpse into the psychological disintegrations of two distinct characters. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Teenagers Erik and Thorn are descending into madness on converging paths, heading toward a ruinous first encounter with each other. Read full book review >

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TEN MILES ONE WAY by Patrick Downes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"An intricate, unusual love story for readers attuned to compassion. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
While Nest hangs onto life after driving into a tree, Q, her sometimes-boyfriend, makes a written record of one shared day so that people will know she was loved. Read full book review >

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THE LONG SNAKE TATTOO by Frank Downes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 1998

"Quick, deft, funny, and fresh, with some of the best dialogue and the best narration since Nick Hornby's High Fidelity."
A fleabag hotel in Liverpool provides the setting for one of the year's most outrageously funny debuts. Read full book review >

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THE DISSONANT SPIES by John R. Downes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 13, 2013

"A slightly contrived espionage yarn that still unspools nicely."
In Downes' (When Johnny Came Marching, 2012) novel, two Nazi spies with differing views of the morality of war secretly try to make it to America's heartland with an FBI agent on their trail. Read full book review >

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COME HOME, ANGUS by Patrick Downes
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2016

"Excellent use of scale and texture capture a child's out-of-control emotions. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Angry without knowing why, a boy stomps away from his house and neighborhood. Read full book review >

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A ONCE PERFECT PLACE by Larry Maness
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Decent but uneven—with some distinctive village-character touches, a blandly brave hero (with a Lassie-like super-dog as sidekick), and a few intriguing toxic-waste details."
Cambridge, Mass., shamus Jake Eaton (Nantucket Revenge, 1995) is hired by imperious Mildreth Gibbon Preston to figure out what's going on up in Winslow, New Hampshire—where Mrs. Preston has just given the state 20,000 acres of pristine forest and mountain as a memorial to her late husband Oliver, a Nobel laureate and ``founder of the modern environmental movement.'' Specifically: Why has Colin Owens, the aerial surveyor assigned to do a flyover of the land, mysteriously disappeared? Read full book review >