Search Results: "Tom Lennon"


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WHEN LOVE COMES TO TOWN by Tom Lennon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"Still, it's a mostly solid novel of identification that's entirely capable of speaking to today's youth. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Coming out in 1992 Dublin. Read full book review >

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THE AMANDA PROJECT by Stella Lennon
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A baldly predatory attempt to get into teens' wallets. (Mystery. 14 & up)"
According to popular Callie, Amanda Valentino was a quirky math genius who lived in a pretty, Victorian house. Read full book review >

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WATCH OUT, HOLLYWOOD! by Maria T. Lennon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Lennon's over-the-top tale and larger-than-life characters and situations aren't exactly credible, but readers who like their characters big and brash will suspend their disbelief and enjoy. (Fiction. 7-11)"
A 12-year-old girl with big dreams struggles to reconcile her towering ambition with the demands of just being a good person. Read full book review >

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QUESTORS by Joan Lennon
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"Fans of Philip Reeve's Larklight (2006) and Angie Sage's Septimus Heap trilogy will enjoy these quests. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The rule of threes reigns in this solidly crafted slipstream novel that incorporates fantasy tropes with science-fiction concepts. Read full book review >

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JORGE LUIS BORGES by Adrian Lennon
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 13, 1991

"Frequent b&w photos; chronology; bibliography; index. (Biography. 14+)"
A biography of the prize-winning Argentinian short-story writer and poet (1899-1986). Read full book review >

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IMAGINE by John Lennon
by John Lennon, illustrated by Jean Jullien
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 2017

"An inviting, relevant, and timely message of tolerance, inclusiveness, unity, and peace. Just imagine. (foreword by Yoko Ono Lennon, afterword) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this illustrated version of the lyrics of Lennon's 1971 song "Imagine," a pigeon carries its message far and wide. Read full book review >

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NORMAN MAILER by J. Michael Lennon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Detailed and anecdotal without being gossipy (a yarn concerning a nicotine-addicted cat notwithstanding) and a must-read for students and admirers of Mailer's work."
Appropriately sprawling biography of the larger-than-life writer, brawler, provocateur and bon vivant. Read full book review >

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THE FUNNIES by J. Robert Lennon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1999

"If you believe in it, you'll like Lennon's novel."
A shapeless but engaging portrayal of its underachieving protagonist and narrator is the best feature of this bittersweet second novel by Lennon (The Light of Failing Stars, 1997). Read full book review >

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ON THE NIGHT PLAIN by J. Robert Lennon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2001

"Not wholly successful, but, still, a significant achievement and a worthy addition to the growing body of contemporary western literature."
A gripping contemporary equivalent of O.E. Rolvaag's sagas of hard luck on the Great Plains. Read full book review >

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PIECES FOR THE LEFT HAND by J. Robert Lennon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"A sly collection of bar stories and fables from Lennon (Castle, 2009, etc.), who's learned to be crafty with his storytelling."
One hundred deftly written short stories, originally published in the United Kingdom in 2005. Read full book review >

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MAILMAN by J. Robert Lennon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Sardonic fun for the young and pierced. Exhausting for the aged and experienced."
The messy inner life of a thoroughly (but not murderously) disturbed postal employee is explored in the detail so loved by Richard Ford and J.D. Salinger. Read full book review >

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SEE YOU IN PARADISE by J. Robert Lennon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Much like his contemporaries Kevin Wilson or Wells Tower, Lennon is one of those writers who defies categorization and is as likely to fit comfortably into Weird Tales as he is into Granta."
Fourteen short stories about the quiet desperation and weary pessimism of a disparate collection of travelers. Read full book review >