Search Results: "Logan Snyder"


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SENATE PROOF by Logan Snyder
Released: May 11, 2012

"For a novel about whiskey, this thriller doesn't go down easily."
The double crossings and plot twists are dizzying in this thriller, Snyder's first novel. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE LOGAN WEARS PURPLE SUNGLASSES by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"With its easy-to-read format and entertaining story, this looks like a hit. (Fiction. 7-10)"
It's not always easy to be best friends, especially when the friend is two years older and has an eccentric imaginationthat's the premise of this very funny book. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE LOGAN GETS MARRIED by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"While the friendship between the two girls is believable, the humor is often strident and forced; at times it's even derivative of such books as Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, without Judy Blume's easy hilarity. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The friends from Lizzie Logan Wears Purple Sunglasses (1995) return, and now Heather's best friend, the bossy Lizzie, is getting married. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1993

"A frank, well-founded assessment not only of personalities but also of agendas and the dynamics of power in the top tier of black America at midcentury."
Scrupulously fair and intellectually astute, Janken's (African-American Studies/Univ. of North Carolina) portrait of a lesser-known member of the black scholarly elite in the mid-20th century provides a valuable look at the man, as well as at his milieu. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Like the recent remake of Alan Sherman's Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, illustrated by Jack E. Davis (p. 401), impossible to read without bursting into song—and maybe adding a few improvised lines. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Arnold's cartoon figures seem to explode across the pages with even more pop-eyed frenzy than usual in this rendition of the traditional camp song. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BUTTERFLY by Laura Logan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Avoid this confusing fantasy and instead seek out one of the many excellent books that directly discuss the monarch's amazing journey. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When her cat injures the wing of a monarch butterfly at the opening of this wordless story, the blonde little white girl is delighted to discover that the creature can still fly. Read full book review >

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THE LEGACY OF TWO GEMINI KNIGHTS by Geoff Logan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2014

"Requires some suspension of disbelief and an appreciation for medieval mythology."
Searching for purpose, Will McBride, a young man in 14th-century Scotland, encounters two Templar Knights and ultimately aides them as they attempt to mount a new Crusade to regain a foothold in Jerusalem with the goal of rebuilding Solomon's Temple and heralding in the "End Time." Read full book review >

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ABSOLUTE ZERO by Chuck Logan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 2002

"Good writing, colorful cast, and a thoroughly appealing protagonist: a two-fisted softy perfect for page-turning."
Darn cold in those Minnesota northwoods, but as usual the action's hot as Logan shows us for the fourth time why he's a thrillermeister to keep (The Big Law, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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HUNTER'S MOON by Chuck Logan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 23, 1996

"Logan's language is tough-guy perfect, but too many minor characters and convolutions of plot damage an otherwise snazzy debut. ($30,000 ad/promo)"
A former Special Forces killing machine and—naturally- -tormented lonely guy goes on a hunting trip with an old AA buddy and finds himself sucked into a vortex of backwoods loathing and scheming. Read full book review >

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J159 by Renee Logan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"A bizarre but utterly appealing fusion of dystopian tale and courtroom drama."
A man isolated from the world in a new jury system slowly learns that the innovation may be criminal in this thriller. Read full book review >