Search Results: "Peter Mountford"


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THE DISMAL SCIENCE by Peter Mountford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A bracingly intelligent work, though ultimately a prisoner of the genre's conventions."
A savvy, fast-paced second novel about an economist's midlife crisis. Read full book review >

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A YOUNG MAN'S GUIDE TO LATE CAPITALISM by Peter Mountford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2011

"A smart, intricate, fast-paced—but flawed—debut by a skilled writer."
In Mountford's debut, set in mid-last-decade Bolivia, a young man posing as a freelance journalist tries to unearth insider information for a hedge fund while negotiating political and financial intricacies (nimbly) and moral shoals (less so). Read full book review >

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SEA-BORN WOMEN by BJ Mountford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2002

"Romantic suspense 1, whodunit 0."
Roberta "Bert" Lenehan expects peace and quiet when she accepts a job as caretaker on the remote, picturesque island village of Portsmouth, North Carolina. Read full book review >

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THE CROOKED SIXPENCE by Jennifer Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An auspicious trilogy opener. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Ivy and her brother Seb, 14, discover a surprising parallel world of uncommon objects and people when their grandmother is injured just after Christmas. Read full book review >

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MAURICE THE UNBEASTLY by Amy Dixon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An urbane take on the 'nice monster' theme. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A misfit monster comes into his own when the Abominable Academy for Brutish Beasts is invaded by a scary creature. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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WHEN DARKNESS FALLS
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski

Cover Story: Are We Out of the Woods Yet?
BFF Charm: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Descriptive
Bonus Factor:
 LEGO Batman
Ambivalent Factor: World Building
Relationship Status: It's Not You, It's Me

 

Cover Story: Are We Out of the Woods ...


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7 MORE TIME TRAVEL BOOKS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
by John DeNardo

If you like stories about time travel (and who doesn't?) here are seven recent time travel books you'll want to know about…

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland 

What do you get when one of science fiction's most meticulous authors teams up with an historical novelist? You get ...


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THE NEWBIES by Peter Catalanotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"Comforting and reassuring. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There's a new baby coming, and Luke worries about his place in the family's changing configuration. Read full book review >

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MORE OF MONKEY & ROBOT by Peter Catalanotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"A strong second outing in this new series for new readers. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Odd-couple friends find the best in each another. Read full book review >

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MY TEACHER IS A MONSTER! (NO, I AM NOT.) by Peter Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Here's hoping readers who are similarly challenged in the behavior department will get both messages: Teachers are people, and they give back what they get. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A behaviorally challenged little boy for whom paper airplanes are a particular weakness learns to see his teacher as a person when he meets her outside the classroom. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Grown-ups beware. Youngsters might have their own questions and answers after this romp. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An irresistible force meets an immovable object with hilarious results. Read full book review >