Search Results: "Shannon K. Butcher"


BOOK REVIEW

EDGE OF SANITY by Shannon K. Butcher
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Melodramatic situations and clichéd characters populate this standard erotic romance, which will probably please Butcher's die-hard fans but will make casual readers want to tell Clay and Leigh to 'get a room.'"
Butcher's latest entry in the Edge series (Living on the Edge, 2010, etc.) features dangerous, dark Clay and the young woman who brings out both the best and worst in him. Read full book review >

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TURKEY TOT by George Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Let's hope that when November rolls around, Turkey Tot has become the farm's mascot, not its dinner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A determined turkey gets the sweet, juicy, high-hanging berries. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO LOVED MORNING by Shannon K. Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Given the book's length and the subtlety of its ideas, best suited for children older than the usual picture-book crowd. (Picture book. 7-11)"
In an original story inspired by Native-American culture, a boy discovers that he can wake the dawn with his flutesongs. Read full book review >

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SONG OF THE GIRAFFE by Shannon K. Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Johnson's soft, realistic b&w drawings are just reminiscent enough of African tribal art to add a pleasantly exotic flavor. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When the Bokuru tribe, their water supply exhausted, plans a feast for their ancestors in the hope of finding a spring celebrated in their oral history, Kisana (10) has a series of dreams in which a giraffe gives her clues to the spring's location. Read full book review >

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VISITING HOURS by Amy Butcher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"A gripping and poignant memoir."
A writer and professor's account of the trauma she suffered in the wake of a murder committed by a close friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLD DAYS by Jim Butcher
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"None of that, however, will stop readers from grabbing ringside seats the next time Harry Dresden goes forth to stop the apocalypse."
After several months being mostly dead (Ghost Story, 2011, etc.), Chicago wizard Harry Dresden's back in his body…and of course, back in trouble in the 14th Dresden Files novel. Read full book review >

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BLOOD RIVER by Tim Butcher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A brilliant account of a broken land, one that certainly deserves the attention this excellent book brings."
A somber, eye-opening journey into the definitive heart of darkness. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO BONE TREE HILL by Kristin Butcher
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 15, 2009

"The plot could benefit from more padding to make character motivations more believable, but though there's not much rich character development, it is an enjoyable and neatly tied-up mystery. (Mystery. 12-14)"
After years abroad, 18-year-old Jessica's returned to Vancouver Island, where she's now plagued by nightmares about the week she left. Read full book review >

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SPY HIGH by A.J. Butcher
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"First in a series. (Fiction. 12+)"
In this over-the-top secret-agent caper with a comic-book feel, six kids, each with a special talent and a psychological issue, are recruited to join a select training academy for secret agents. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"This engaging tale will leave many reaching for their Graham Greene."
An award-winning British journalist retraces the young novelist Graham Greene's 1935 walk through Sierra Leone and Liberia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2014

"A haunting and illuminating book marking the centennial of the assassination."
The engrossing story of Gavrilo Princip (1894-1918), the 19-year-old Bosnian Serb nationalist whose assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, on June 28, 1914, sparked World War I. Read full book review >