Search Results: "Travis McDade"


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Released: June 3, 2013

"A treat for true-crime fans and bibliophiles alike."
Vivid account of an organized gang that victimized public and university libraries in the late 1920s and early '30s. Read full book review >

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FOWL PLAY by Travis Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Amusing to the point of provoking an inquiry. Really, it's the bee's knees. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Idioms get a run for their money in this good-humored and stimulating piece of wordplay from Nichols. Read full book review >

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MATTHEW MEETS THE MAN by Travis Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A light-hearted tale of a likable kid trying to be cool and survive high school at the same time. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Matthew Swanbeck takes on "The Man" in this humorous slice of high-school life. Read full book review >

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BETTY’S BURGLED BAKERY by Travis Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"This tasty treat's bound to have young readers alliterating along. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bandit wipes out Betty's Bakery! Can the Gumshoe Zoo crack the case? Read full book review >

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ON THE COME UP by Travis Hunter
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Despite some flaws, there is heart and wisdom to be found here. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Part 'hood fairy tale, part slice of life, this warm but uneven chronicle sees a pair of twins from Atlanta achieve hard-won and unexpected successes. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2011

"A solid, suspenseful follow-up to the mesmerizing debut."
The saga of young Chris Buckley continues in the second volume of the Solitary Tales series. Read full book review >

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OFF WE GO INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER by Travis Nichols
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"A promising premise, but the experimental approach dulls much of the natural drama."
Nichols, an editor at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, wields a dramatically off-kilter viewpoint in his debut novel about wars and the men who fight them. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DEFENDER by Travis Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2017

"A relatable, if flawed, thriller that's soberingly reflective."
A dystopian yarn about survival in a world where big government rules absolutely everything. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Superior entry in the genre of Christian horror and teenage angst."
A 16-year-old confronts evil in a North Carolina town. Read full book review >

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TRIPPING OVER THE TRUTH by Travis Christofferson
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2014

"A well-written account of a nonstandard but plausible theory of oncology."
A history of cancer research that advocates for understanding the disease through a metabolic rather than genetic lens. Read full book review >

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BIG DATA BASEBALL by Travis Sawchik
NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2015

"Both a comprehensive and a focused look at how computer-recorded data are fundamentally altering America's pastime."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writer Sawchik debuts with a celebration of the Pirates' recent return to glory with the help of some computer all-stars. Read full book review >