Search Results: "Napoleon A. Chagnon"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"More than two-thirds of this rehabilitative work is a fascinating, accessible study of a little-known people."
A cultural anthropologist defends his deeply engaged lifetime of work with the Amazon Indians. Read full book review >

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ANGELS THREE: THE KAREN PERRY STORY by Landon J. Napoleon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 23, 2015

"An absorbing read that serves as a reminder to cherish every moment."
On the evening before Thanksgiving, an airplane shuttling Perry's ex-husband and three small children crashed into a mountainside, killing them instantly. This biography charts Perry's journey to, and eventually beyond, that "agonizing night." Read full book review >

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THE RULES OF ACTION by Landon J. Napoleon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"A fast-paced tale of justice in action and a remarkably accurate portrait of a trial lawyer's daily grind."
In Napoleon's novel, a struggling lawyer befriends a local bail bondsman and takes on a case that will change his life. Read full book review >

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ZIGZAG by Landon J. Napoleon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"An unaffected, moving, and astonishing insight into the heart of a troubled, silent genius."
A remarkable debut portraying the inner life of a disturbed ghetto teenager as he attempts to grow up in the frightening world he's inherited. Read full book review >

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Burning Shield: The Jason Schechterle Story by Landon J. Napoleon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2014

"An underdog tale replete with legal battles, gruesome surgeries and a few too many superlatives."
A maimed cop fights to regain his life in this inspiring true story. Read full book review >

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MOTORCYCLE MUSINGS
by Bobbi Dumas

Two fave authors have books coming out early next month, and I thought I’d make sure these titles are on your radar screen.

Laura Kaye and Julie Ann Walker always promise heart-stopping action and breathtaking romance, and if you haven’t read these two yet, then I recommend you get on that right away!

They’re both romance bestsellers, so I expect ...


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SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Wonderful Feels Like This by Sara Lövestam, translated by Laura A. Wideburg

Cover Story: Underbar
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 7
Talky Talk: Straight Up, Swedish Style
Bonus Factors:
 Jazz, Kickass Jazz Mentor
Ambivalence Factor: Bullying
Relationship Status: 'S Wonderful

Cover Story: Underbar

The brightness! The colors! The '80s Boy George hat ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE KEENING by A. LaFaye
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Those who are carried along by her story will enjoy a surprise ending that moves this entertaining effort beyond historical fiction into mild though plausible fantasy. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Lyza lives with her parents on an isolated point of land outside a small coastal Maine town in 1918. Read full book review >

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WORTH by A. LaFaye
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Something for everyone. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
"A steer you'd have to pay for, but a boy you could adopt for free," says Nathaniel after he injures his leg and his father adopts John Worth to help work their Nebraska land. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF THE SAWDUST MAN by A. LaFaye
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Even if there is no end to books about shattered families living in small southern towns, LaFaye depicts complex, profoundly disturbed characters with a sure hand, and this turbulent story joins Ruth White's Belle Prater's Boy (1996) as a cut above the rest. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Her mother's sudden, wordless departure drives Nissa, 11, into mental instability in this searching, character-driven debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VISUAL DICTIONARY OF PLANTS by A. McCord
NATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"Visually beautiful and unusually complete: an excellent choice for reference and circulation, made especially accessible by index's more than 3,000 entries. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
A splendid addition to the ``Eyewitness Visual Dictionary'' series, with hundreds of outstanding color photos and drawings, all extensively labeled. Read full book review >

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THE MOON POOL by A. Merritt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"And scriptwriters might still find much to mine in this entertaining ode to love and sacrifice."
First published as a novel in 1919, this path-breaking genre piece was praised by The New York Times, whose review of Merritt (1884-1945) is appended here. Read full book review >