Search Results: "Matthew Jordan Storm"


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Avenging Africanus by Matthew Jordan Storm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2015

"Part history lesson, part dramatic interpretation, this narrative sheds light on a time of fascinating conflict."
The second installment in Storm's (From Africanus, 2015, etc.) historical-fiction trilogy about Byzantine aspirations abroad. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 7, 2011

"A historical novel richly detailed enough that it manages to be engrossing even though its hero is frequently just an observer of events."
Storm's dazzlingly researched evocation of the Constantinople of Justinian and Theodora, the first in a proposed series, struggles to find a dramatically satisfying role for its young hero. Read full book review >

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Immortal Africanus by Matthew Jordan Storm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2015

"A grand conclusion to an epic trilogy about a general who seemed incapable of fighting for anything less than the ultimate glory of Rome."
Storm (Avenging Africanus, 2015, etc.) delivers the third book in a historical-fiction series about Byzantine emperor Justinian I's attempts to reconquer Roman lands.Read full book review >

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JORDAN by Mitchell Krugel
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"Includes a handy listing of Jordan statistics and records, and some interesting basketball lore and history; but there's really little new here. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
Yet another book about the ``retired'' basketball superstar, this one with passages written as if by Jordan, from ``Michael's perspective,'' though not in his ``exact words.'' Krugel, a sportswriter for the Hammond (Ill.) Read full book review >

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MATTHEW A.B.C. by Peter Catalanotto
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2002

"A stunning play of art and verbal imagination. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The backgrounds to the illustrations in Catalanotto's inspired alphabet book may remind readers of Mark Rothko's paintings, but the portraits of the characters in the foregrounds of the bifurcated color fields are uniformly droll. Mrs. Tuttle's kindergarten class has 25 students, all named Matthew, and most with jug ears and gap-toothed smiles. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Roland Lazenby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Studded with insights but unnecessarily long—though, given the continued aura of Jordan, likely to sell well."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—biography of the greatest player in NBA history. Read full book review >

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CHASING JORDAN by Heidi W. Boehringer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2005

"A first novel as testimony to a mother's hell—without transcendence."
Motherhood sinks to an all-time low in Boehringer's bleak debut, set in the soulless suburbs of South Florida. Read full book review >

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GETTING RID OF MATTHEW by Jane Fallon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Fallon's debut is sharp enough, but a languishing plot dulls the author's wit."
The other woman attempts to make amends in this debut novel from Fallon, a U.K. television producer and partner of comedian Ricky Gervais. Read full book review >

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BODY BY STORM by Hunter  Storm
Released: Nov. 14, 2012

"An enthusiastic and sensible approach to getting in shape."
Storm, in her self-help debut, presents a complete program to help people eat a healthy diet, get fit and change their body—and their life. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >

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STORM by E.L. Young
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"A mixture of adventure, teen angst, espionage and science, its readers will hope for a sequel. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Will's father is dead, and his mother has returned to Russia to grieve, leaving him in the care of a family friend in London. Read full book review >