Search Results: "Tim Calkins"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"An eye-opening book, sometimes shocking in its straightforwardness."
A handbook on the application of defensive strategies to business operations. Read full book review >

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A DEATH ALONG THE RIVER FLEET by Susanna Calkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2016

"An enjoyably complex mystery with a clever heroine neatly interweaves detailed historical background with fascinating characters."
London after the Great Fire is rife with filth, superstition, and murder. Read full book review >

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A MURDER AT ROSAMUND'S GATE by Susanna Calkins
Released: April 23, 2013

"Calkin's debut mystery places her unusual detective in a world rich in carefully researched historical detail. Even mystery mavens who winkle out the killer may well enjoy the story anyway."
A Restoration-era chambermaid has ideas far above her station. Read full book review >

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Grant Me Timely Grace by Tim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2010

"A moderately entertaining but wrongheaded Civil War thriller."
Loyalties are tested in Woods' (Never Trust a Hero, 2011, etc.) novel, set in Civil War-era Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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HOORAY FOR HOPPY! by Tim Hopgood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Just the ticket for a little bit of learning on a cold winter day when spring seems far away. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little ones can explore spring and their five senses along with bunny Hoppy in Hopgood's latest concept book. Read full book review >

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NOSE TO TOES, YOU ARE YUMMY! by Tim Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"A nifty way to get preschoolers up and moving, made even more effective by the accompanying music (available for download from the publisher). (Picture book. 2-4)"
Indie rock musician and author/illustrator Harrington appropriately combines his musical and artistic skills in this creative take on such music and movement games as "Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes." Read full book review >

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DODSWORTH IN ROME by Tim Egan
ADVENTURE
Released: April 18, 2011

"May the journey continue. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Egan's understated, hilarious travelogue continues as Dodsworth and his duck pal explore Rome, Italy. Read full book review >

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WOW! SAID THE OWL by Tim Hopgood
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"A solid concept book, but probably without the staying power or punch of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? or Freight Train. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A curious owl stays awake all day long and is astounded at all the colors she sees. Read full book review >

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DISTANT FEATHERS by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"The riffs on (and great fondness for) human foibles are magnified and made poignant by the daintily lumbering residents; the little burgs of the transporting artwork are welcoming idylls. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Egan's dry-as-tinder, cornball humor reverberates through his latest tale of strange doings in a small town. Read full book review >

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ARS BOTANICA by Tim  Taranto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2017

"An uneven, often heart-wrenching attempt at resolving a personal struggle through art but also a sobering consideration of how things happen—or don't."
An unusual narrative of loss that becomes both a meditation on the Earth and a benediction for one who won't be around to enjoy it. Read full book review >

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WE LEARN NOTHING by Tim Kreider
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2012

"Earnest, well-turned personal essays about screw-ups without an ounce of sanctimony—a tough trick."
Seriocomic tales of the author's recovery from a host of bad habits, including drinking, false friends, bad relationships and politics. Read full book review >