Search Results: "Mike Dash"


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DASH by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"This emotionally satisfying and thought-provoking book will have readers pulling for Mitsi and Dash. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Mitsi Kashino and her family are forced to move to a Japanese internment camp following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2007

"A worthwhile history lesson, less compelling as a personal crime drama."
Dash (Batavia's Graveyard, 2001, etc.) provides a colorful tour of early-20th-century New York in this Police Gazette-style tale of the only New York cop ever executed for murder. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Essential for students of organized crime in America. Murder and mayhem buffs will enjoy it too."
The Mob comes to America, and rivers of blood flow. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A peckishly melodramatic reminder that the source of so much superstition, blissful ignorance, and bad science is an unwillingness to live with mystery."
A teasing, mildly skeptical, occasionally infuriating farrago of bizarre phenomena that struggles to remain intelligent and high-minded as it deconstructs reports of UFO encounters, the Loch Ness monster, telephone calls from the dead, and "abominable swamp slobs." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A thoroughly researched, riveting journey into the heart of darkness. (4 pages maps, not seen)"
Popular historian Dash (Tulipomania, 2000) rediscovers an astonishing, sanguinary, and sexy 17th-century drama of mutiny, shipwreck, murder, and mayhem. Read full book review >

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FOR MIKE by Shelley Sykes
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1998

"An above-average mystery, with a supernatural twist, a romantic subplot, and answers and forgiveness at the end. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Strange, recurrent dreams and startling revelations follow the disappearance of a teenager's best friend in this well-knit debut. Read full book review >

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MAD DASH by Patricia Gaffney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Like its characters, risk averse."
Two bourgeois bohemians shake up their tepid marriage, achieving only stasis in Gaffney's (The Goodbye Summer, 2004, etc.) innocuous latest. Read full book review >

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THE DASH by C.J. Duarte
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"The rambling misadventures of flat characters."
After a rough night of writer's block, a "cash supervisor" named Claire jumps off a ledge and falls into a mysterious vortex that spits her into an alternate world. Read full book review >

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MAD DASH by Patricia Gaffney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Like its characters, risk averse."
Two bourgeois bohemians shake up their tepid marriage, achieving only stasis in Gaffney's (The Goodbye Summer, 2004, etc.) innocuous latest. Read full book review >

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MIKE FINK by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Though Fink spends much of his time wrestling men or bears, Kellogg's description of him seems bland in comparison to his glowing, energetic illustrations, and less heroic than his other legendary figures. (Picture book/Folktale. 6-8)"
A tall-tale introduction to the ``King of the Keelboatmen,'' from the time he ran away from home at the age of two days to his literally explosive confrontation with steamboat captain Hilton B. Blathersby. Read full book review >