Search Results: "Neal Wooten"


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RETERNITY by Neal Wooten
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2011

"Nearly impossible to put down."
Wooten's novel is an earnest coming-of-age tale as well as an inventive look at the contested borderland between science and faith. Read full book review >

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THE BALANCE by Neal Wooten
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2014

"Sci-fi savvy teens and those glutted on dystopian futures can easily find more engaging reads. (Dystopian romance. 14-17)"
Does humanity's future hang in the balance, or is maintaining the balance a prison? Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO LOVE by Mira Wooten
Released: March 27, 2012

"A warm love story that doesn't deliver the emotional punch to make it truly compelling."
Wooten's debut weaves a wholesome love-at-first-sight romance about a hunky cowboy-lawyer, a rootless photographer and a political murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A well-intentioned but prosaic book."
Tales of community activists who salvaged their neighborhoods from natural disaster and governmental neglect in New Orleans. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2004

"These numbers register in the brain, but the story of one valiant little boy and his remarkable foster mother goes right to the heart."
A veteran TV newsman's heartfelt account of the relationship between Nkosi, a Zulu boy with AIDS, and Gail Johnson, his white South African foster mother, a woman committed to giving her doomed, beloved child the best life possible. Read full book review >

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JACOB'S ROUGHRIDERS by Horace E. Wooten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"A homespun, heartfelt tale of race and self-discovery."
Wooten's affecting debut features an ambitious 19th-century slave who becomes a deputy sheriff after years as a fledgling cowboy and cattle wrangler. Read full book review >

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THE TREE by Neal Layton
by Neal Layton, illustrated by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A feather-light tribute to finding common ground—or make that common air space. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A tree in a deep rural clearing proves to be a small village in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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GO WILD WITH... DESIGNS by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Overall, this colorful concept connects the right dots for a toddler audience. (Board book. 1-3)"
Single-word labels highlight a creative range of designs. Read full book review >

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UNBOUND by Neal Shusterman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A competently produced set of stories that will send fans over the moon and swiftly intrigue newcomers. (Dystopia. 12-16)"
The Unwind world is thoroughly explored in this companion piece. Read full book review >

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SEVENEVES by Neal Stephenson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 19, 2015

"Meanwhile, all those exploding planetoids make a good argument for more STEM funding. Wise, witty, utterly well-crafted science fiction."
No slim fables or nerdy novellas for Stephenson (Anathem, 2008, etc.): his visions are epic, and he requires whole worlds—and, in this case, solar systems—to accommodate them.Read full book review >

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BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT by Neal Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"Over-the-top evil turns this otherwise excellent first novel into an exercise in extremes, but even at its worst, Griffin's work proves superior to the unrealistic fare that often passes for a police thriller."
Griffin's debut novel propels readers into the chilling worlds of big-money drugs, small-town corruption, and a murderer who strikes without conscience. Read full book review >