Search Results: "Timothy Decker"


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RUN FAR, RUN FAST by Timothy Decker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A gripping episode, though the plot comes to such an abrupt end that it reads like the opening chapter of a longer work. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
"Every year was the same until her tenth summer. The Pestilence entered the girl's world like a tide." Read full book review >

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FOR LIBERTY by Timothy Decker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"By March 5, 1770, it was dangerous to be a soldier in Boston." Read full book review >

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THE LETTER HOME by Timothy Decker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2005

"This elegant work powerfully conveys the slow crawl of war from a soldier and father's perspective. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Though this quiet tale of war is set in 1918 Europe, the story itself could reflect any modern war. Read full book review >

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THE PUNK ETHIC by Timothy Decker
Released: May 1, 2012

"Funny and unusually freeform, but then, maybe rigid narrative structure is for losers. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A month in the life of a blunt, cynical punk-rock guitarist. Read full book review >

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LIES IN THE DUST by Jakob Crane
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Haunting. (afterword) (Graphic historical fiction. 12-18)"
In 1706, 14 years after the infamous Salem witch trials, accuser Ann Putnam Jr. publicly apologized for her role; from that documentary evidence, Crane and Decker spin an airy, atmospheric graphic-novel examination of a legacy of guilt. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Stoked by the author's boundless, good-natured charm, his story pops with an effervescent sense of humor that never falters."
Think you've got it rough? Hemophiliac Decker contracted hepatitis B at four, was given an HIV-positive diagnosis at 11—and he can still crack a smile. Read full book review >

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PYONGYANG'S RECRUIT by Lyman Decker
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"Decker's first effort is an easy read with a twist ending, but it lacks bite."
When FBI counterintelligence specialist Lane McCormick is awakened in the middle of the night and summoned to investigate the suicide of a CIA agent, he finds himself caught in a maelstrom of espionage, alcoholism and sex. Read full book review >

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THE BLOCK MESS MONSTER by Betsy Howie
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"The little girl's priceless quips will have both parents and children in stitches, and the solution just might work with other children who are loath to clean up. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Calpurnia narrates her tale of woe in this debut, chronicling her battle against the Block Mess Monster. Read full book review >

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THE WEIRDER THE BETTER by Stasia Decker-Ahmed
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 20, 2011

"Quirky kids make their own fun in what would make a delightful afterschool special. (Fiction. 9-11)"
When Jamie carves out her own niche in the social hierarchy, she makes quite a splash. Read full book review >

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OLD FENCES, NEW NEIGHBORS by Peter R. Decker
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 1998

"This volume is—like the county it chronicles'small, but brimming with instructive examples of the hard choices facing the denizens of America's last, best places."
paper 0-8165-1905-6 Decker's "partial biography of a remote place" is a valuable small-scale primer on the complex land-use issues facing many rural, traditionally agricultural communities in the west and nationwide. Read full book review >

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FALLOUT by James K. Decker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Readers who thrive on tension and excitement will feel themselves amply rewarded; those who tend to question underlying assumptions, not so much."
Sequel to The Burn Zone (2013), Decker's medium-future, aliens-among-us yarn. Read full book review >