Search Results: "Stephen V. Ash"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Well-written, riveting and bound to attract many readers."
Meticulous account of a long-overlooked racial clash during Reconstruction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"A well-constructed, readable account of a minor Civil War action that may or may not have had major consequences."
Another inspiring history of black Civil War soldiers. Read full book review >

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THEY FOUND LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Bright Lights, Dark Nights by Stephen Emond

Cover Story: The Heart of the City 
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Too Close for Comfort
Bonus Factors:
 Illustrations, Music
Anti-Bonus Factor: Internet Trolls
Relationship Status: It's Not You, It's Me

 

Cover Story: The Heart of the City

Seeing as the cover ...


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27 SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS TO READ IN SEPTEMBER
by John DeNardo

Is your bookshelf feeling lonely? Here are 27 titles that will make it happy again! This month's batch of tantalizing science fiction and fantasy includes stories about guilt-ridden robots, witches, magic hair, designer drugs, time travel and cloud cities.

Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham

Brad Abraham serves up a cocktail of magic and intrigue in this fast-paced debut. Twenty-something ...


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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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THE TASTE OF SNOW by Stephen V. Masse
FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"A fresh Christmas story interspersed with joyful, age-old holiday traditions."
Through trials and small miracles, a young girl gains a true appreciation for the magic of the holiday season in Masse's children's novel. Read full book review >

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STRANGE WEATHER AND OTHER HORRORS
by Thea James

It is October and therefore officially autumn—that season of pumpkin-flavored everything, haunted houses, mists, and mellow fruitfulness. This also means that it is time for slasher movie marathons, the new season of Stranger Things, and a borderline unhealthy indulgence in all the horror novels, both old and new.

One such new horror novel is Strange Weather by Joe Hill. Actually ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2012

"Readers with a good introduction to the subject under their belt—e.g., Ian Tattersall's Masters of the Planet (2012)—will be best prepared to absorb this rich but often dense flood of geologic, geographic, anthropologic and philosophical analyses of recent evolution."
Lasting from about 3 million to 10,000 years ago, the Pleistocene is both a geological epoch and an idea, write science historians Stephen Pyne (Voyager: Exploration, Space, and the Third Great Age of Discovery, 2011, etc.) and his daughter Lydia, who proceed to deliver a perceptive account of both. Read full book review >

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LILY'S EROTIC SEXUAL AWAKENING by Brian Ash
Released: Jan. 6, 2013

"Thoughtful, sometimes titillating scenes undermined by halting prose."
Ash's debut novel about an erotically charged cruise and the emotions it conjures. Read full book review >

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A READING YEAR: JUDGING CRIME WORKS BY DIFFERENT STANDARDS
by J. Kingston Pierce

Back when I began writing for Kirkus Reviews, almost half a decade ago, I had an editor who was frequently after me to publish lists of things—rundowns of especially dependable crime novelists, or books I’d like to read again for the first time, or once-popular detectives about whom I thought more should be written. “People like to read lists,” ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2005

"Formulaic and self-effacing nearly to a fault—the adventures speak for themselves."
Memoirs of an American pilot during WWII, famous for his escape attempts as a Nazi prisoner. Read full book review >