Search Results: "Russell F. Moran"


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THE GRAY SHIP by Russell F. Moran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"A rare read that's not only wildly entertaining, but also profoundly moving."
In this stellar time-travel novel, a modern-American nuclear-powered cruiser sails through a time portal and goes back 152 years to the days just before the beginning of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE IN AMERICA by Russell F. Moran
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 2011

"A lively, brash, illuminating insider's look at the law, by a compelling expert witness.
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The goddess of justice is blind—and deaf and very often dumb—according to this savvy critique of the American legal system. Read full book review >

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THE THANKSGIVING GANG by Russell F. Moran
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A time-travel adventure with well-developed characters, but more than a few (worm) holes."
The second volume of Moran's (The Gray Ship, 2013) Time Magnet series continues the adventures of Jack Thurber, an investigative journalist who has a knack for finding time portals.Read full book review >

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TERRY AND THE PIRATES by Julian F. Thompson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Comments like these, combined with shallow characters, a weak premise, and outlandish situations make this an unappealing book in any case. (Fiction. YA)"
This latest from the author of The Grounding of Group 6 is a confusing jumble—hard to follow and based on an unlikely premise. Read full book review >

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BLOODLINE RISING by Katy Moran
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Grim, lyrical and unforgettable. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
A boy becomes entangled in his family's mysterious past in this stand-alone sequel to Bloodline (2009). Read full book review >

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ALL THE RAGE by Martin Moran
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2016

"A courageous release from the pain, guilt, and fury of sexual abuse."
A sexually abused man addresses his residual unprocessed anger. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BUILD A GIRL by Caitlin Moran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Hilarious autobiographical fiction debut for Britain's Lena Dunham—if you can forgive a dot too much nasty sex and poignant lessons learned."
From British humorist Moran (How To Be A Woman, 2012, etc.), an overweight, socially inept teen drops out of school to become a rock critic and sexual adventuress. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO ME by Kelly Moran
ROMANCE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Moran's ability to create romantic and psychological tension makes us care about the characters and root for their happily-ever-after."
Two star-crossed lovers are reunited when she's hired to help him recover from war injuries, allowing them to revisit their past and start over. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2012

"Important historical points that would glow brightly if illuminated by more narrative fire."
Moran (History/Univ. of Kansas; The Scopes Trial, 2002, etc.) provides a scholarly look at the antievolution "impulse," focusing on the interactions of the social forces that animated, propelled and changed it. Read full book review >

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: FORERUNNER TO AMERICAN HORROR
by Andrew Liptak

It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...


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