Search Results: "T.J. Mitchell"


BOOK REVIEW

WORKING STIFF by Judy Melinek
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A transfixing account of death, from the mundane to the oddly hair-raising."
A lively chronicle of a death investigator's days, from forensic pathologist Melinek and her husband, Mitchell. Read full book review >

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HOW THINGS WORK by T.J. Resler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Rewarding fare for browsing, but David Macaulay's The Way Things Work Now (2016) or National Geographic's aforementioned broader compendium will build sturdier foundations. (index, resource lists) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Revealing looks at the science behind over two dozen vehicles, household appliances, technological gadgets, and recreational challenges. Read full book review >

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THE HANGED MAN by T.J. MacGregor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1998

"MacGregor (Mistress of the Bones, 1995, etc.) pulls out all the stops—you'll find more psychics here than in the year-end issue of the National Enquirer—yet still manages to keep the pot boiling, if not quite believably, until the final surprise."
Murder and kidnaping are only the tip of the iceberg in this extravagant, yet soberly plotted, tale of parapsychology run amok. Read full book review >

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Fairalon by T.J. Roberts
Released: Nov. 27, 2015

"An often satisfying novel for young readers that hits most of the right notes."
An effervescent middle-grade fantasy story about accepting oneself and others. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A dark, coiled-up ramble through the woods, as quick and cutting as a razor blade."
Three damaged travelers connect with each other on a pilgrimage to trek over 2,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This biography is bland and undistinguished. (Biography. 11+)"
Stacey rightly locates Clinton's importance in the fact ``she arrived in Washington as an accomplished woman with her own political power, apart from her husband's.'' Yet Stacey does nothing to illuminate the complexity behind that power. Read full book review >

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DANCE OF THE MONGOOSE by T.J. Phillips
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Different and distinctive."
A second novel by Tom Savage (Precipice, 1994), here using a pseudonym, in the same settingSt. Read full book review >

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CUSTER'S TRIALS by T.J. Stiles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Stiles digs deep to deliver genuine insight into a man who never adapted to modernity. The author confirms, but perhaps excuses, the worldview of the 'boy general with the golden locks.'"
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Stiles (The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 2009, etc.) gives a warts-and-all portrait of Gen. George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876), giving full rein to both his admirers and critics.Read full book review >

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WHERE THE BODIES WERE BURIED by T.J. English
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"English provides an intriguing angle for hard-core mob enthusiasts or followers of the Bulger story, who will eat it up. Those without prior knowledge, however, may lose interest."
English (The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge, 2011, etc.) explores the organized crime underworld of Whitey Bulger.Read full book review >

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THE SEVENTH SENSE by T.J. MacGregor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Too many cooks spoil the suspense, leaving this story most memorable as another example of MacGregor's distinctive amalgams of melodrama, parapsychology, and wrenching emotional loss (The Hanged Man, 1998, etc.). (Author tour)"
An FBI agent goes after the hit-and-run driver who has killed her husband and newborn son—and so does nearly everyone else in greater Miami. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST TYCOON by T.J. Stiles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 30, 2009

"An exemplary biography and highly readable business history."
A rousing life of the legendary robber baron who was in all the right places at the right time. Read full book review >