Search Results: "Luke Scull"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GRIM COMPANY by Luke Scull
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A noteworthy and gripping debut that promises to develop into an altogether superior series—one well-worth getting hooked on at the outset."
Dark, bloody fantasy: first of a series from video game designer Scull. Read full book review >

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BREAK THESE RULES by Luke  Reynolds
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A well-meaning but uneven collection. (about the contributors) (Essays. 12 & up)"
Thirty-five essays encourage young readers to break the rules. Read full book review >

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THE PALE HOUSE by Luke McCallin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Although McCallin (The Man from Berlin, 2013) thoughtfully provides a cast list, navigating this convoluted wartime mystery is no easy task. The hero and his personal and professional conflicts, however, are well worth the effort."
A German officer pursues the deaths of comrades in arms during the fall of Sarajevo in 1945. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Whether you view Snowden's act as patriotic or treasonous, this fast-paced, densely detailed book is the narrative of first resort."
A newsworthy, must-read book about what prompted Edward Snowden to blow the whistle on his former employer, the National Security Agency, and what likely awaits him for having done so. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Warmly written, balanced but unsparing in its portraits, and culminating in a touching coda, Barr's persuasive book overcomes the occasional longueur to offer an enhanced appreciation of some groundbreaking cooks and their acolytes."
In his debut, Travel & Leisure editor Barr revisits a pivotal moment in culinary history with a brio and attention to detail that rivals that of his subjects. Read full book review >

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B by D.L. Luke
Released: March 15, 2016

"A scrappy feline protagonist enriches this seasonal story of seeking a home."
Luke explores the well-known pairing of black cats and Halloween in this debut children's tale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2012

"An astute testimony of a regime grown intractably dastardly."
The Guardian's former Moscow bureau chief provides a firsthand account of the kleptocratic spy state that is Vladimir Putin's Russia. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A mesmerizing, maddening story and a model of journalistic investigation."
Oliver Sacks meets Stephen King in a piercing study of one of psychiatric medicine's darker hours. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DAY RAY GOT AWAY by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Some may wish for a back story—or to know what happens to Ray as he continues sedately skyward—but small listeners who occasionally tire of holding hands every time they go out may find Ray's boldness thrilling and poetically liberating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A huge yellow parade balloon manages to slip his tether and elude his handlers. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME BLASTOFF! by Luke  Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"With its simple, declarative text and lively illustrations, this is an ideal story for transportation-themed storytimes or for launching kids to bedtime...maybe later rather than sooner. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An adventurous bedtime story is filled with imagination and a child's keen excitement in vehicular transportation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

It's where on the sandlot you, as a kid, first essayed the national pastime that determines your lot in life, according to the comic proponents of the Ryan Theory of Adolescent Development in American Males. Read full book review >