Search Results: "50 Cent"


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PLAYGROUND by 50 Cent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"An instructive and inviting look into the psychology of a young bully. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A white social worker helps troubled 13-year-old Butterball understand and change his actions in this tale of an outcast-turned-bully's redemption. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"A self-serving but admirable assortment of pieces written for money but with no small amount of love."
Science-fiction grandmaster Harrison collects and recollects from a 50-year writing career. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2008

"An ugly and hysterical episode in American history, vividly rendered by a dogged student of the era."
What happened when Americans discovered what their children were reading between luridly colored covers. Read full book review >

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FIVE CENT MIRACLE by Alan Goldsmith
Released: Oct. 25, 2012

"This earnest but uneven memoir details a life well spent but lacks conflict."
Goldsmith's debut memoir tells the story of a life dedicated to service. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"The Stones' dog-eared story is better told in a dozen other accounts."
A numbingly familiar look back at the Stones' 50-year career. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"With a careful eye to detail and dialogue, Pressman vividly re-creates this epic rescue."
The astonishing story of a Philadelphia couple's resolve to help bring Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied Austria. Read full book review >

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50% OFF by Karen Salmansohn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 1993

"Nora Ephron of the MTV generation,'' as the publisher's promo copy claims."
``Becoming involved in a relationship is a lot like being lured into a Hare Krishna cult''—so begins this long narrative necklace of good-natured one-liners posing as a novel of twentysomething love. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2017

"A scintillating foray into 'what makes something collectible, valuable, and enduring.'"
The biography of a very special stamp. Read full book review >

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RULES FOR 50/50 CHANCES by Kate McGovern
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"McGovern tackles uncertainty in an array of forms—illness, college, career, love—with ethnically diverse characters and occasionally memorable phrases, but through Rose's often self-centered point of view, the result is uneven. (Fiction. 14-18)"
"My mother is my crystal ball," declares 17-year-old Rose Levenson. She's right in more ways than she believes. Read full book review >

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YEAR 50 by Geoff Bluske
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 29, 2011

"An engaging, if overstuffed, addition to the zombie-apocalypse genre."
A brave team battles zombielike creatures in thisdebut post-apocalyptic dystopian tale. Read full book review >

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50 FOODS by Edward Behr
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"A treasure trove of culinary history, sound advice and easy enlightenment—though consuming the narrative in one sitting is not advised; try spreading the enjoyment by dipping in often for tasty bites."
A delicious compendium of food facts and practical advice showcasing 50 foods that everyday cooks, gardeners, foodies and the modern gourmet should include in their culinary repertoire. Read full book review >

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THE 50 STATES by Gabrielle Balkan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Fun but arbitrary; the real excitement starts when something sparks an interest and there isn't enough here to satisfy your curiosity. (Atlas. 8-12)"
A gallimaufry of facts, oddities, and personalities makes Balkan and Linero's work a storybook atlas, leaving the navigation to your GPS. Read full book review >