Search Results: "US Design Dynamics"


BOOK REVIEW

MR. WALRUS by Patricia Derrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"A harried tale that never quite catches up with itself. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A day in the lives of animal friends who are on a very tight schedule. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 3, 2016

"Practical, actionable advice on how to become a happier, more fully realized grown-up."
A life coach shares his insights about having healthy relationships and morphing into a truly responsible adult in this debut self-development guide. Read full book review >

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INTERIOR DESIGN by Philip Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 1996

"Unique, somber terrain, precisely charted by a writer in absolute control of his material."
Eight disturbing, elegant tales that plumb the obsessive powers of the imagination. Read full book review >

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DEADLY DESIGN by Debra Dockter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 2, 2015

"This engaging blend of science fiction and survival may well pique many interests. (Thriller. 14-18)"
When perfectionist, genetically modified teens start dying, surely slacker Kyle can't be next. Read full book review >

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US by Wayne Karlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 1993

"Karlin layers the novel with mythological Vietnamese riffs, but most readers will be too weary—after battling superficial characterizations and one plot contrivance after another—to care much one way or the other."
Karlin's fourth novel (The Extras; Lost Armies, etc.), set in Thailand and Burma, is part MIA adventure, part opium-lord showdown. Read full book review >

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FINAL DESIGN by Noreen Gilpatrick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Still, Katie's a keeper, and the writing's fluid and easygoing."
Gilpatrick follows her chilling debut (The Piano Man, 1991) with a more conventional police tale featuring warmhearted Katie MacLean, of Seattle's neighboring Eastside Police Force (EPF), who has just been named D.I.C. (detective in charge) of a homicide investigation. Read full book review >

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THE DYNAMICS OF DISASTER by Susan W.  Kieffer
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"Sharp, timely, slightly terrifying science writing."
Kieffer (Emerita, Geology/Univ. of Illinois) argues that all natural disasters that disrupt the Earth and its atmosphere are the result of a rapid shift in matter and energy that she calls a "change of state." Read full book review >

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US by David Nicholls
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Evocative of its European locales—London, Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, Madrid—and awkward family vacations everywhere, this is a funny and moving novel perfect for a long journey."
In his picaresque fourth novel, Nicholls (One Day, 2010, etc.) artfully unveils 25 years of a couple's relationship.Read full book review >

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TO FORGIVE DESIGN by Henry Petroski
NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 2012

"A learned inquisition into engineering failures, and how we often fail again by ignoring them."
Examination of the implications and consequences of engineering failures. Read full book review >