Search Results: "William Jordan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2002

"A perceptive and intelligent tribute to man's other best friend."
A nature writer's transforming encounter with a stray cat, described in a perfectly pitched account that nicely balances sentiment and science. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A splendid start to Penguin's History of Europe series and a first-rate work in its own right."
A chronicle of high ideals and cherished dreams—as well as famine, plague, holy war, and other apocalyptic horsemen in the making of Europe from the 11th to the 14th centuries. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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BOOK REVIEW

UNLEASHED by Sophie Jordan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Only for romance fans. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Davy's escaped from the government camp of Uninvited (2014), but she's on the run and still far from safe.Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2012

"Still, Peter is a likable narrator for a satisfying story with heart. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
When Peter Friedman injures his arm the summer before starting high school, and the doctors tell him he will never pitch again, his life is turned upside down. Read full book review >

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TIME OF THE EAGLE by Sherryl Jordan
FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2007

"As Avala would say, 'a high lot beautiful.' (Fantasy. YA)"
A compassionate, heartfelt fantasy fulfills the promise of Secret Sacrament (2001). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME OF THE EAGLE by Sherryl Jordan
FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2007

"As Avala would say, 'a high lot beautiful.' (Fantasy. YA)"
A compassionate, heartfelt fantasy fulfills the promise of Secret Sacrament (2001). Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON’S PEARL by Devin Jordan
ADVENTURE
Released: July 7, 2009

"Readers who want a quest for a lost father set in a magical ancient China should be directed to Cindy Pon's Silver Phoenix (2009) instead; save this one for a slow day. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
When 16-year-old Marco Polo's father vanishes, Marco and his friends set off on a rescue mission that takes them from the everyday world to the magical "wild and untamed" Unknown Lands beyond the Insurmountable Mountains. Read full book review >

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THE HUNTING OF THE LAST DRAGON by Sherryl Jordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"Jordan creates an appealing and sedate romance in an unusual place and time for younger readers than her usual, more complex work. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In a well-realized medieval world, Jordan (The Secret Sacrament, 2001, etc.) introduces one small element of fantasy: the last dragon left on earth. Read full book review >