Search Results: "Tom Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A solid if unspectacular addition to the genre of Vietnam War memoirs. (photos, not seen)"
A straightforward look at the grim tour of duty of a helicopter pilot during the height of the American war in Vietnam. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"An engaging account that may well strike a chord with those who now think of New Orleans as a city torn apart, but the author could have gone further in explaining the long-term consequences of the events he so painstakingly recreates."
The Sopranos meets the Big Easy in an engrossing examination of a crime that rocked late-19th-century Louisiana. Read full book review >

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QUEST FOR THE SPARK by Tom Sniegoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Thrills, chills, twists and turns, this series ender offers it all. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
The lovably motley questing crew returns for their final stand against the looming powers of the Nacht. Read full book review >

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AGENT 6 by Tom Rob Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"A big book, in every sense, that's sure to draw attention."
Political whodunit author Smith (Child 44, 2008, etc.) returns with more intrigue from behind the old Iron Curtain. Read full book review >

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CHILD 44 by Tom Rob Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2008

"Nerve-wracking pace and atmosphere camouflage wild coincidences. Smashing."
During the terror of Stalin's last days, a secret policeman becomes a detective stalking a serial killer in a debut novel from a shockingly talented 28-year-old Brit. Read full book review >

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QUEST FOR THE SPARK by Tom Sniegoski
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A nimble, expertly paced middle-grade adventure yarn. (Fantasy/adventure. 9 & up)"
The Bone universe proves that it can still expand without spreading thin. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET SPEECH by Tom Rob Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2009

"A superb thriller, full of pitch-perfect atmosphere."
From Smith (Child 44, 2008), an intense thriller set in the Soviet Union during the tumultuous days that followed the death of Stalin. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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HAN KANG
by Megan Labrise

Han Kang’s fierce, fresh fiction has the book world abuzz: The Vegetarian, her first novel to be translated from Korean to English, won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. It is one of “The 10 Best Books of 2016,” according to the New York Times Book Review.It is ripe with searing imagery that won’t soon leave you. So ...


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LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE DADS
by Julie Danielson

In 2009, award-winning author and poet Hope Anita Smith wrote and illustrated Mother Poems, a set of original poems about the loss of one pre-teen girl’s mother and her metamorphosis into a “motherless shell.” It was a book the Kirkus review called “undeniably visceral,” this personal set of poems from Smith.

Now, with Father’s Day just around the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

STICK DOG DREAMS OF ICE CREAM by Tom Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"The single joke now in its fourth retelling is only for fans of the series…they may prefer squirrel watching to joining Stick Dog this time. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
Will Stick Dog and his buddies find a way to beat the heat? Read full book review >

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THE SURPRISE ATTACK OF JABBA THE PUPPETT by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Origami instructions are included (of course), and it's otherwise chock-full of customarily quirky fun. (Graphic hybrid fiction. 8-12)"
Dark times have descended on McQuarrie Middle School, and a rebel alliance is born…. Read full book review >