Search Results: "Patrick O¿Donnell"


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OF DOGGEREL AND THE DEAN by Patrick O¿Donnell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"Slow, steady rhythm and polite demeanor feeds this charming mystery."
A private detective investigating a series of thefts gets called to a larger case when a prominent dean is murdered. Read full book review >

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RENEE PATRICK
by Gerald Bartell

Reach for the popcorn. The silver screen sleuths from Paramount Pictures, one-time would be actress Lillian Fox and costume designer Edith Head (based upon the real life Oscar winner) team up for their second case in Renee Patrick’s Dangerous to Know. With Marlene Dietrich, Errol Flynn, Jack Benny, and George Burns firing off great lines, the caper is as much ...


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2003

"Some will appreciate Alexander's recollection of rap's bling-bling '90s, while others will be haunted by the portrait of his delinquent father."
A mix of young-black-journalist memoir and rural family history, told with plenty of analytical flossing. Read full book review >

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PATRICK HEMSTREET
by Rhett Morgan

Professionally, Patrick Hemstreet boasts experience as a neuroengineer, entrepreneur, patent-pending inventor, and Navy medic. Artistically, he has credits in acting, stand-up comedy, and, most importantly, writing. That long list of achievements feels impressive, but Hemstreet managed to distill his varied expertise into 2016’s surprise sci-fi bestseller, The God Wave. Originally self-published, Hemstreet’s novel explores advancements in human brain power—and the ...


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HYPOCRITES IN HIS MIDST by Donnell Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 28, 2014

"A substantial life-and-times novel."
Wilson's memoir chronicles the life and times of an ordinary man. Read full book review >

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WE CAN'T ALL BE BUFFY, BUT WE CAN STILL SLAY OUR DEMONS
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Cover Story: Montell Jordan
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: 2 Legit 2 Quit
Bonus Factors: YA Clichés, Non–After School Special
Relationship Status: Extraordinary

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

This cover is a mothercussing masterpiece. Josh Cochran's illustrations are playful ...


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YOU CAN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS
by Mandy Curtis

 

 

BOOK REPORT for More Than This by Patrick Ness

Cover Story: Holodeck Adventure

BFF Charm: Let Me Love You

Swoonworthy Scale: 2

Talky Talk: Runner’s High

Bonus Factor: Surprises

Relationship Status: Repopulate The Planet

Cover Story: Holodeck Adventure

Let’s queue ourselves up an adventure on the high seas, a trip to the wild ol’ west or make ourselves ...


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PATRICK NESS
by Gordon West

So there’s this kid named Adam. He has evangelical parents, an ex-boyfriend he’s in love with, and a current boyfriend with whom he’s not. Or is it vice-versa? Then there’s the ghost of a dead girl in-between chapters. She’s got an awesome name, a crummy past, and she’s being trailed by a giant faun. Oh—and there’s some Mrs. Dalloway undertones ...


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THE GIRL FROM OVER THERE by Géo O¿Connor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2006

"Charming heroine offers a guided tour through retro Los Angeles."
Personal memoir thinly disguised as fiction by O'Connor (Impasses de la fidelite, 1991). Read full book review >

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BOOKS TO FALL FOR
by Julie Danielson

I know we haven’t seen Summer picture book releases yet, so forgive me, but I’m looking at my stack of Fall picture book F&Gs and wanting to write a sneak-peek about some books I’m excited to see. F&Gs, for those who may think I’m suddenly and inexplicably cursing (“F&Gs” has always sounded like that to me), are early, pre-bound versions ...


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BEYOND ELLIS D by Donnell Alexander
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 18, 2012

"Question: 'What can baseball teach us in the age of Adderall?' Alexander's answer: That a myopic culture that values production above all else has always been with us."
An idiosyncratic memoir/tribute to Dock Ellis, the man who threw a major league no-hitter in June 1970 while kited on LSD. Read full book review >

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WILDFIRE by Patrick Cone
by Patrick Cone, photographed by Patrick Cone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 1996

"This fine entry in the Nature in Action series concludes with a page of facts. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
As Cone makes abundantly clear, the uncontrolled fires—commonly called wildfires—that are frequently in the news are a worldwide phenomenon, occurring in grasslands and forests. Read full book review >