Search Results: "Pete Nelson"


BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: May 14, 2002

"As engaging as the best historical fiction, this will appeal to any reader who likes history and a good story at the same time. (photographs, maps, bibliography) (Nonfiction. YA)"
On July 30, 1945, after transporting the atomic bomb to Tinian for the Enola Gay, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in shark-infested waters and sunk. Read full book review >

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I THOUGHT YOU WERE DEAD by Pete Nelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2010

"Like a big, friendly mutt—a bit too eager to please, but sweet-souled and companionable."
In singer-songwriter Nelson's latest (The Christmas List, 2004, etc.), a Massachusetts freelance writer works through a raft of crises with the help of his unlikely confidante, an aging dog named Stella. Read full book review >

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DARKNESS RISING by Lis Wiehl
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Since Wiehl (Eyes of Justice, 2012, etc.) and Nelson's pulp Armageddon runs into all the usual middle-of-trilogy problems—an ill-defined beginning, a cliffhanger ending and endless, relatively shapeless conflict in between—readers are advised to start with Waking Hours before entering this door to East Salem."
The demonic evil that first became apparent in St. Adrian's Academy for Boys spreads further in this sequel to Waking Hours (2011). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A macho page-turner with resonance and heart that rescues a cadre of rough everyday heroes from undeserved obscurity. (Author tour)"
A provocative examination of the Pararescue Jumpers, a little-known Air Force/Air National Guard unit that performs both military and civilian rescues, lavishly detailed here. Read full book review >

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FATAL TIDE by Lis Wiehl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Though usually known for memorable characters, Wiehl and Nelson lose the trail and the reader when what should be the climax of their East Salem trilogy gets bogged down describing the rules of the supernatural world and reciting the story developments since the second installment (Darkness Rising, 2012)."
A plague of demons threatens humanity, and there's only a small team of the devout, backed up by some angels, to stop them. Read full book review >

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TREEHOUSES OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST by Paul Victor
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 29, 2014

"A splendid gateway to the world of treehouse building that just might inspire users to take a crack at creating a little wonderment of their own. (Requires iOS 6.1 and above.)"
The real-life Rivendell awaits in an app that captures the arboreal awesomeness that exists, not in Middle Earth, but within the borders of the United States. Read full book review >

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EDEN WEST by Pete Hautman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 28, 2015

"Ultimately, this is no more than a surface-level exploration of nontraditional religious faith. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Jacob's faith and commitment to his cult's restrictive lifestyle waver when he meets two outsider teens who introduce ideas from the outside world. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE by Pete Hautman
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"The deceptively simple prose doesn't keep secrets from its readers, but Dougie's harrowing mysteries are no less tragic for their visibility. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Dougie Hanson is invisible to nearly everyone in this haunting, lonely tale. Read full book review >

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THE FORGETTING MACHINE by Pete Hautman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Tightly plotted mysteries lightened with wacky, ludicrous humor. (Science fiction. 8-14)"
In this sequel to The Flinkwater Factor (2015), Hautman returns to quirky Flinkwater for more technology-driven mysteries with spunky carrot-topped Ginger. Read full book review >

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SLIDER by Pete Hautman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Winning views of a family pulling together, of young people stumbling into adolescence, and of an entertaining if controversial pursuit, 'reverse-eating events' and all. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Winning a competitive eating contest is David's only hope of avoiding being grounded for life after he does something stupid with his mother's credit card. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1993

"Lively but not revealing—for that, see the Duncan or Ian Frazier's Great Plains (1989)."
America's Great Plains—as seen through a glass darkly. Read full book review >