Search Results: "Troy Davis"


BOOK REVIEW

I AM TROY DAVIS by Jen Marlowe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Poignant and humane."
A compelling account of the life of Troy Davis (1968-2011), the Georgia-born black man condemned to death for the killing of a white policeman. Read full book review >

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GIDDY-UP, DADDY! by Troy Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"For an unabashedly unsentimental laugh-out-loud tale that celebrates fathers' loving, playful side—as well as their stamina—look no further. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this hilarious romp, a daddy must call upon his stellar horsing-around abilities to guarantee a good time be had by all. Read full book review >

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RISE OF THE BALLOON GOONS by Troy Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"An unusually promising series opener for proto-Goosebumps fans. (Light horror. 8-10)"
A discarded notebook with information on disquieting creatures like the Rhinoceraptor and the Forkupine isn't the only surprise waiting in Stermont for nerdy Alexander Bopp and his oblivious dad. Read full book review >

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MARVELOUS WORLD by Troy CLE
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"Lack of an integrated back story will make this volume challenging for readers new to the series, but fans of the first novel will devour it and wait breathlessly for the next. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
At the end of the first book in this series, teenagers Louis, Cyndi and Devon were abducted, their bodies left in this dimension's Earth as their spirits were translated to Midlandia, a world mortally wounded by an unknown source. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 1991

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Brilliantly colored photos and a lively text explore the human body from the outside in: muscles, bones, inner organs, eyes, ears, and much more. ``Your skin is like a stretchy bodysuit just your size,'' and ``Your blood is a kind of cell soup...''—just enough information is presented to pique the curiosity. Read full book review >

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MOURNING DOVES by Judy Troy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 1993

"More drab prole fiction."
There's something all too familiar about these 19 stories by first-timer Troy, and it's not just because they all first appeared in The New Yorker. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO ENLIGHTENMENT by Troy Searle
Released: Dec. 21, 2016

"An uneven fish-out-of-water story that doubles as a New Age enlightenment handbook."
A novel about an English businessman's adjustment to life in Austria that takes the form of a spiritual journey. Read full book review >

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WEST OF VENUS by Judy Troy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"If only all tiny towns had such people in them, and so auspicious a writer as Troy to paint them for us."
After the story collection Mourning Doves (1993), first-timer Troy offers a peek at small- town lives that could easily have become melodrama but that, thanks to her sureness of touch and tone, pulls off the trick of staying both moving and real. Read full book review >

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THE ONE MINUTE ASSASSIN by Troy Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Cook (47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers, 2006) fashions a lively plot, but his humor is strained and sophomoric."
Who's killing the candidates for California governor? Read full book review >

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FROM THE BLACK HILLS by Judy Troy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 1999

"A spare, haunting story about the conflicting claims of loyalty and truth, by an assured and highly original writer. (Author tour)"
A terse, resonant exploration of the lingering impact of betrayal and violence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"Fans of Millard Fillmore, that noted moderate, won't find much new in these pages, but those sick to death of extremist rhetoric should be assured by the author's conclusions."
Moderate does not equal namby-pamby, and extremism is not an American norm; instead, the founders "celebrated modesty, balance, self-denial, and rationality," none of which seem abundant in politics today. Read full book review >

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A Philosophy on Life, Family, and Growing Up by Troy Hunter
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A heartfelt discussion of child-rearing and society."
A wide-ranging debut exploration of how to live the most fulfilling human life, from birth to death. Read full book review >