Search Results: "Pam Allyn"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"All highly laudatory, but it's debatable whether parents will have the time and the will to execute the myriad steps in the program."
A refreshingly novel parenting method for teaching children not just to read but to write well and love doing it. Read full book review >

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PAM OF BABYLON by Suzanne Jenkins
Released: July 14, 2011

"Women's fiction with a touch of noir.

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An intriguing first novel that revolves around a husband's death and hidden secrets. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2000

"Readers should have a strong stomach, or a barf bag."
A report of the changing values that came about when the amoral adolescent culture of the "60s brought the so-called sexual revolution to America. Read full book review >

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MOTOWN UNDERGROUND by Doug Allyn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 22, 1993

"A typical carnage caper—heavy on sex, ammo, showdowns, and car chases."
Grisly second outing for Detroit cop Lupe Garcia (The Cheerio Killings, 1989), who now has to weather a gang-generated explosion, then turn down a request from a friend—cancer-riddled ex-cop Danny Kelly—to kill Danny's brutal partner in the rock club Underground. Read full book review >

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THE BURNING OF RACHEL HAYES by Doug Allyn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 16, 2004

"Following his appearances in several of prolific Allyn's short stories (All Creatures Dark and Dangerous, 1999, etc.), Dave's debut novel is written with flair and abundant warmth."
A small-town vet investigates a century-old crime while coping with his messy personal life. Read full book review >

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ICEWATER MANSIONS by Doug Allyn
Released: March 24, 1995

"Allyn (Motown Underground, 1993, etc.) presents enough fast- paced felonies to send most of the cast up for life, and, boy, do they deserve it."
Just because Mitch Mitchell is her late father's daughter doesn't mean she's not just as tough as the old man. Read full book review >

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MOTHER GOOSE'S PAJAMA PARTY by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Readers who are knowledgeable enough to recognize all the players are likely to want an actual storyline. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mother Goose throws a storytime slumber party for all her favorite characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL CREATURES DARK AND DANGEROUS by Doug Allyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 1999

paper 1-885941-32-3 All Creatures Dark And Dangerous ($40.00, paper $16.00; Jun. 30; 208 pp.; 1-885941-31-5, paper 1-885941-32-3): Prolific storyteller Allyn (A Dance in Deep Water, 1997, etc.) collects seven stories—including the EQMM Readers Award—winning "Franken Kat" and "Roadkill"—in which veterinarian David Westbrook tends to the ailing animals of his rural Michigan town, and comes up against the deeper maladies of their human owners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK WATER by Doug Allyn
Released: April 9, 1996

"Not a patch on Allyn's peerless short stories; though Mitch (Icewater Mansions, 1995) is an engaging series heroine, the solution to this case seems to come from deep left field."
Young ex-con Jimmy Calderon came from Savannah to Michigan's upper peninsula to confront his wealthy birth father, Owen McClain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THORNHILL by Pam Smy
Kirkus Star
by Pam Smy, illustrated by Pam Smy
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Beautiful, moody, sad, and spooky—all at once. (Horror/graphic hybrid. 10-adult)"
Decades after the tragedy at and closure of gothic Thornhill Institute, a new girl in town is drawn into its story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2007

"Cynics looking for PR spin may be surprised by this book, which is driven by Fox's undeniable raconteurial skills and his keen eye for drama."
Memoir of the former Mexican president, whose remarkable rise to power was followed by a six-year tenure in office that was marked by an extraordinary upswing in the country's fortunes. Read full book review >

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WHO BUILT THE ARK? by Pam Paperone
adapted by Pam Paperone, illustrated by Pam Paperone
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Music with a simple accompaniment included on the endpapers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Based on an African-American spiritual, Paparone's version of Noah's gathering is cast as a counting rhyme and illustrated with deft, primitive-style paintings. Read full book review >