Search Results: "Timothy M. Kestrel"


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THE RULE OF RANGING by Timothy M. Kestrel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2013

"At times sanguine and seedy; teems with action, adventure and the many complications that come with war."
Kestrel's historical novel imagines life on the battlefield during the French and Indian War in the 1750s. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 22, 2012

"An entertaining adventure novel flooded with manic action."
Kestrel's debut historical novel follows young Finn from his Scandinavian homeland to the ranks of the Rangers in the new America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 2010

"An affectionate look at a rollicking slice of baseball history."
How three baseball legends helped prepare the country for the integration of Major League Baseball. Read full book review >

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THE BIRD'S SONG by Timothy M. Burke
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Fans of legal thrillers and true-crime stories will likely enjoy this ride."
Burke's (The Paradiso Files, 2008) true-crime drama depicts the trials of three different women, each of whom endured a tragic loss. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"A unique, engaging history lesson."
A sprightly synthesis of literature and history follows five newspapermen who cut their journalistic teeth during World War II. Read full book review >

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ALSO-RAN by Timothy M. Tays
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"A story of overcoming youthful angst and a dysfunctional family that delivers a relatable protagonist."
A teenager faces high school and parent problems in this coming-of-age YA novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"While at times a bit breathless and overdramatic, this deserves mention alongside Vincent Bugliosi's Helter Skelter (1974) and Robert Graysmith's Zodiac (1986) as a stellar exploration of the soul of a mass murderer."
Burke's colorful and creepy debut takes a Grisham-esque ride through both the legal system and the mind of a killer. 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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TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Bush's refreshing take on this classic rhyme only enhances its timeless endurance and is a wonderful way to introduce a true favorite to the next generation of little bears. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Using only his vibrant illustrations, Bush creatively transforms the familiar rhyme about an active bear's day into a full-out adventure. 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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JAMES IN THE HOUSE OF AUNT PRUDENCE by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A promising debut, with engagingly offbeat, childlike humor and a sure hand with the lively art. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young guest in the home of an elderly relative, wreaking havoc that's actually caused by animals that come alive from her precious artifacts, isn't new; still, Bush develops the idea imaginatively, with energetic drafting and a comic spirit that pleasantly recall the art of David Small. Read full book review >