Search Results: "Steven W. Hackel"


BOOK REVIEW

JUNÍPERO SERRA by Steven W.  Hackel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A consummate archivist of California history, Hackel has produced a definitive Golden State biography indispensable for academic historians, Californians and classroom study."
A comprehensive biography of California's sovereign settler. Read full book review >

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A MOTHER'S ORDEAL by Steven W. Mosher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 29, 1993

"A searing and candid look at a place where the state brutally intrudes into the most intimate parts of a woman's life. (First serial rights to Ladies' Home Journal)"
The compelling story of a young Chinese mother, giving a human face to the recent, chilling news accounts of how China has dramatically—and forcibly—decreased its birth rate. Read full book review >

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Sons of Prophecy: Davian's Deception by Steven W. Schmutz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 3, 2013

"An engrossing read that's a solid addition to the fantasy genre."
Evil forces empowered by the Dark Writings threaten to destroy the Realm in Schmutz's debut fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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Another Man's Life by Steven W. Horn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2011

"A moving first effort that starkly examines the scars of war on its unwitting pawns."
A memorable debut novel about a life colored by regret and grasping for redemption. Read full book review >

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Where They Bury You by Steven W. Kohlhagen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2013

"In this rough-and-tumble frontier story, endless layers of deceit up the ante and interest."
Opening just before Lincoln is inaugurated, this historical novel describes the world of cowboys and Native Americans as it collides with the Civil War. Read full book review >

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THE BREATH OF ALLAH by Steven W. Ritcheson
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Constantly advancing and infinitely invigorating, just like the technology in the novel; readers will be left wanting more."
An elite security group uses cutting-edge technology to combat terrorists across the globe. Read full book review >

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WHEN GOOD MEN DIE by Steven W. Horn
Released: Oct. 29, 2015

"Thoughtful and exciting—another fine mystery from Horn."
In this second outing of a strong mystery series, a nursing home murder sparks an investigation into the past of a former circus wrestler and Olympian. Read full book review >

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THE PUMPKIN EATER by Steven W. Horn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 2013

"Dramatic and intelligent, this is a smart start to a new detective series."
A photographer taking pictures of gravestones uncovers evidence of a horrifying crime in this mystery novel. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL TWITTY
by Gregory McNamee

Recipes, like people, have DNA. It may take some ferreting out, some hard kitchen testing, some documentary research, and some more tasting and adjusting, but eventually that yellowed slip of paper tucked into grandmom’s copy of Joy of Cooking will yield its ancestry, reveal its origins through the patina of the past, and show how tastes and ingredients have changed ...


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BOOK REVIEW

REX FINDS AN EGG! EGG! EGG! by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Young dinosaur fans will like this solo debut for Weinberg a bunch, bunch, bunch. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An exploding volcano, an unseen cliff, flying predators and other hazards challenge a dimwitted young T. Rex with a precious burden and a monosyllabic vocabulary. Read full book review >

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YANKEE DOODLE by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"Kellogg has also provided fascinating notes about the history of the song and glosses about antiquated expressions. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
The full text of Yankee Doodle finds a perfect counterpart in exhilarating pictures of the little hero's romp through the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

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A PENGUIN PUP FOR PINKERTON by Steven Kellogg
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It keeps everything humming along on the visual plane so much so that there's no need for a real story to back it up. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The latest Pinkerton from Kellogg is a bit too all over the place to sustain an actual story line, and Pinkerton is too distracted to play even a fantasy role of a father. Read full book review >