Search Results: "Steven L. Layne"


BOOK REVIEW

THIS SIDE OF PARADISE by Steven L. Layne
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Good fun. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Paradise comes at a price in this taut SF thriller by newcomer Layne. Read full book review >

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Ulme of the Alentejo by Steven Layne
Released: Dec. 7, 2015

"A detailed story for horse lovers that offers real-world knowledge and messages of strength and purpose."
A YA novel about a young woman and her long-lost stallion taking separate journeys toward fulfillment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"Readers will be drawn into Rencher's story, invited to imagine the Book of Revelation materialized and to ponder with the characters whether they are ready to die.

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A family struggles to survive the week after a giant asteroid crashes into the sea off the coast of New Jersey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

"For the shelf well-stocked with other perspectives."
An ambitious and confoundingly uneven exploration of psychobiological interdependence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING DAVID by Steven L. McKenzie
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"He should be credited for providing an imaginative work in the conspiracy school of Biblical criticism."
A strenuously speculative biography of a cherished Biblical figure, equated here to Saddam Hussein. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Zeichner delivers a classic mystery that makes up for its conventional plot with a pair of engaging protagonists."
In Zeichner's debut novel for young readers, the Jinson twins must use science to solve a mystery involving buried treasure after they take a summer job. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET by Layne Lieberman
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2013

"While not a game-changer, this book repackages familiar diet advice in a friendly, inspiring and practical format."
Cheese, chocolate and wine do have a place in a healthy lifestyle—that's what this debut author and registered dietitian says we can learn from Europe's longest-lived populations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Minutaglio and Davis are superb storytellers, and throughout the narrative, they nimbly move between their two converging subjects. Their account is expertly detailed and blessedly fat-free."
A riveting international chase between a tenacious but paranoid cat and a wily but delusional mouse. Read full book review >

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COME BACK, CAT by Joan L.  Nødset
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Those who still own the previous edition will want this updated version. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A larger format and full-color, revised illustrations bring new life to an old story almost every child (and cat) can relate to. Read full book review >