Search Results: "Matt Paxton"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2011

"Delicately excavates the skeletons in the clutter."
With reverent curiosity, Paxton shares the stories of hoarders from a distinctive perspective. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Investigative journalism at its relentless and compassionate best."
An award-winning journalist uncovers the suppressed story behind the death of Matthew Shepard, the gay University of Wyoming student whose 1998 murder rocked the nation. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND MATT AND HENA THE WHORE by Adam Zameenzad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 1993

"Much powerful writing, and the events described have all too many parallels, but cumulatively more homily than novel."
Also from Zameenzad (see above): a well-meaning, often mystical story of children trying to survive in war-torn Africa—a story with special resonances considering the situation in Somalia but one that makes more for inspiration than literature. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2011

"Cute illustrations and lively, relatable characters would be better served by addressing some serious editorial problems."
A touching tale about a boy who learns a timeless lesson. Read full book review >

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MIA, MATT AND THE LAZY GATOR by Annie Langois
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Though the design and layout suggest a young target audience, the advanced vocabulary (writhe, posterity and discreetly all appear on a single page) as well as the romantic focus—sweethearts, smooches and spooning all making an appearance—will make this one a hard sell to the early elementary crowd. (Fiction. 6-9)"
This early chapter book is a somewhat awkward translation from the French original. Read full book review >

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THE AWESOME, ALMOST 100% TRUE ADVENTURES OF MATT & CRAZ by Alan Silberberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"Readers may question Matt's and Craz's intelligence, but if the plot is short on sense, the jokes almost always work, and that's a more important brand of magic any day. (Humor. 9-13)"
It turns out that a book doesn't need to make a lick of sense if it has enough baboons and pirates and aliens. Read full book review >

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A BOY NO MORE by Paxton Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 1992

"An autobiography that is exactly what it means to be—and no more. (B&w photos.)"
Third and final installment in a series (A Boy's War, 1990; Being a Boy, 1988) about Davis's youth. Read full book review >

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THE PLAZA by Guillermo Paxton
Released: May 1, 2012

"An engaging read that will undoubtedly awaken readers to the horrors of the drug war."
In Paxton's novel, a journalist fights for his sanity and his life on the cartel-infested streets of Juarez, Mexico. Read full book review >

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HOMUNCULUS by Hugh Paxton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"Superimposing your own monsters on a barbaric war doesn't work."
Fearsome robots compound the misery of Sierra Leone's civil war, in an over-the-top first novel from British journalist Paxton that lurches through various genres. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF RUBY LOONFOOT by Paxton Riddle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Strong stuff, badly written: a hardcover debut from second-novelist Riddle."
Excess upon excess as an Ojibwe girl endures horrific abuse at a Catholic boarding school. Read full book review >

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ARMED AND FEMALE by Paxton Quigley
Released: May 2, 1989

"While you are sitting comfortably watching television," advises Quigley, "get to know your weapon. Read full book review >