Search Results: "S. J. Watson"


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BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP by S. J. Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2011

"Watson's pitch-perfect writing propels the story to a frenzied climax that will haunt readers long after they've closed the cover on this remarkable book."
Based upon a deceptively simple premise, Watson's debut novel unwinds as a story that is both complicated and compellingly hypnotic. Read full book review >

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Déjà vu by Katie S. Watson
ROMANCE
Released: July 25, 2012

"An engaging story of love and faith."
Two teenagers' love blossoms despite their different beliefs in this Christian romance novel. Read full book review >

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Bear Hug by J. Wes Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2012

"While swiftly paced with vivid characters, this saga set in August 1945 lacks realistic dialogue."
The world's most powerful countries clash in the final days of World War II in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >

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The Sins of Soldiers by S. J. Hardman Lea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2016

"A war story that's less about conflict that it is about emotion."
Lea offers a gripping novel about the difficult choices that soldiers face during wartime. Read full book review >

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THE WEST POINT HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR by Clifford J. Rogers
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"The volume provides a richness of political context as well as showing how the war was transformed from an initial defense of the Union to a war for emancipation."
A public-private partnership between the United States Military Academy and Rowan Technology Solutions reshapes the six chapters of the academy's History of Warfare on the Civil War to bring its specialist curriculum before a general audience.Read full book review >

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SPARKS by S. J. Adams
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A kinetic and well-paced comedy that just might win a few converts. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
What's a heartbroken teen to do when the object of her secret lesbian crush ditches her for a boring boyfriend? Read full book review >

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TENACITY by J. S. Law
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A good yarn that suffers from florid overwriting."
Murder, assault, and submarines plumbing the depths of the seas take center stage in Law's debut. Read full book review >

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TOTALLY TARDY MARTY by Erica S. Perl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This one can be permanently late. (Picture book. 4-7) "
A young boy who's always late for school learns to be on time and finds a friend along the way. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"But not yet is the clear message here. (afterword, glossary, bibliography for further reading, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
This offshoot of Yo Yo Ma's "Silk Road Project" profiles nine immigrants or descendants of immigrants from countries along that ancient trade route, who are actively practicing distinctive traditional arts in the US. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"A thoughtful, dispassionate, and persuasive look at a great power during a time of great challenge and change."
A cool appraisal of China's place in the world, which discounts the more fevered expectations of Chinese aggression. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"The capable black-and-white illustrations range from realistic renderings of plants and animals to atmospheric scenes of exploration. (further reading, index) (Nonfiction 8-12)"
A selection of brief outdoor adventures in an appealing nature title. 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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