Search Results: "Raymond L Jones"


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This Page Intentionally Left Blank  by Raymond L Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Respectful while maintaining an ebullient, sometimes-facetious tone, even in a war zone."
Jones' debut is a lighthearted autobiographical account of his time in the Army and endless dealings with those less bright or couth; as he affectionately dubs them, knuckleheads. Read full book review >

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IN SEARCH OF WORDS by Raymond F L Wong
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A complicated and ultimately uplifting story of one boy's recovery from the worst that life can throw at him."
A young boy struggles to find healing in the wake of multiple traumas in Wong's sweet, personable debut novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 2008

"Impassioned but misguided."
An analysis of the failure of blacks to embrace and benefit from the technological revolution and a prescriptive to change the tide. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2001

"Still, we probably can't have too much of Carver's spare, precisely honed prose in print. One hopes a Collected Stories will appear before long."
A presumably final gathering of work left behind by the writer (1938-88) many considered the American Chekhov: a compassionate and artful chronicler of "ordinary" lives. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"What remains is a pleasing journey over well-blazed historical trails."
Biographical and background sketches from a pen skilled enough to attract Civil War buffs who seek renewal of their knowledge about the era's best-known figures without requiring challenging new insights. Read full book review >

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SILHOUETTED BY THE BLUE by Traci L. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2011

"A compassionate portrait of an African-American family coping with grief and mental illness. (Fiction 10-14)"
A young teen struggles to balance responsibilities she shouldn't have to assume against the day-to-day travails of seventh grade. Read full book review >

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STANDING AGAINST THE WIND by Traci L. Jones
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 14, 2006

"Moving and thought-provoking. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Patrice's rarely seen mother is in jail, and shy, studious Patrice lives with her aunt in a crowded apartment in the Chicago projects. Read full book review >

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FINDING MY PLACE by Traci L. Jones
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 25, 2010

"Still, a well-told story that will hold readers. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Tiphanie Baker is beginning high school as the only black female student at Denver's Brent Hills High. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2007

"Will answer many questions regarding what occurred at the northern end of the Underground Railroad."
The stories of the settlements in Canada founded and developed by fugitive slaves from the United States who traveled along the Underground Railroad and gained freedom—and even prosperity—at a variety of northern termini. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"But the impact of the book as a whole is held back by the small size of its color reproductions, which assigns to the hugeness of California a mincing, unconvincing Victorianism."
paper 0-520-21432-3 A tad predictably, this survey of works on paper that emerged from California at around the time of the gold rush (1848) abounds in picturesque views of duly mountainous landscapes. Read full book review >