Search Results: "Mason Tvert"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A well-designed initiative to redress the villainization of marijuana."
A sensible approach to the legalization of marijuana that pits the plant against alcohol, from Fox and Tvert (Marijuana Policy Project) and Armentano (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws). Read full book review >

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Oldenglen by Robin Mason
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A well-written, engaging debut fantasy."
When Jackson's family moves to a forested area, he stumbles upon secrets that will change his life forever in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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CAMEL RIDER by Prue Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Though the ending is pat and some characters aren't well defined, there's more than enough here to sustain interest and to open readers' eyes to a way of life they'll hardly believe actually exists. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-13)"
First-novelist Mason makes an auspicious debut with this Australian import about two boys from disparate cultures who form a bond under harrowing circumstances. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN NINETIES by Lisa Mason
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 9, 1995

"Tremendously hardworking, with a heavy emphasis on seamy period detail, but neither the plot nor the time-travel framework adds upand the present-tense narrative merely compounds the difficulties."
Convoluted time-travel yarna sort of multiple-reality Chinatownfrom the author of Arachne (1990), etc. In the year 2496, Zhu Wong, a revolutionary Daughter of Compassion, is arrested for attempted murder, detoxed, then brought before the red-haired Chiron of the Luxon Institute for Superluminal Applications. Read full book review >

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POSTCAPITALISM by Paul Mason
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A radical diagnosis and a bold prognostication bound to energize progressives."
Capitalism, writes a British journalist/broadcaster, verges now on self-destruction, and he forecasts an economic future quite unlike any we've known. Read full book review >

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THE ORACLE OF OIL by Mason Inman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2016

"Inman provides enlightenment on a persistently intractable topic and praise for the scientist who clearly saw the consequences of our reliance on oil."
The career of a hero of hydrocarbon exploration reminds us that it's a finite world after all. Read full book review >

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PARTY GIRL by Sarah Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"Mason (Society Girls, June 2005, etc.) adds a warm familial tone to the eccentric proceedings in this featherweight Brit-chick romp."
Single London party planner has mixed feelings when tapped to arrange a charity ball at the country estate she once called home. Read full book review >

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RUNNING GIRL by Simon Mason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Paced like a television police procedural, with flashes of epiphany, false leads, and race-against-time dangers, this satisfying whodunit overcomes its characterization shortcomings. (Mystery. 13-15)"
Sherlock Holmes, if Holmes were a biracial, at-risk, 16-year-old slacker—a genius stoner who consorts with burglars and homeless dropouts. Read full book review >

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KID ALONE by Simon Mason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Second swing and a hard miss. (Mystery. 13-17)"
Garvie Smith, the underachieving teen detective, returns in a new mystery with more murder, dangerous intrigue, and highly inconvenient exams. Read full book review >

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CHICKENHAWK: BACK IN THE WORLD by Robert Mason
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"Enough of this author's life, already; henceforth, he should stick to his clever, winsome thrillers."
The trials and triumphs of a Vietnam vet, revealed in a soft- spoken, sometimes even bloodless sequel to Mason's acclaimed war memoir, Chickenhawk (1983). Read full book review >

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CYRUS  by Mason Balouchian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2017

"A dramatic and instructive history of the birth of Persia."
A work of historical fiction focuses on the life of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Persian Empire. Read full book review >

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AND ON THE EIGHTH DAY SHE RESTED by J.D. Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Well-intentioned: pulp with a cause."
A Cinderella makeover, a noble cause, and likable people don't quite rescue an amateurish debut. Read full book review >