Search Results: "Bluford series"


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THE WORLD SERIES by Matt Doeden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Endlessly fascinating and a sharing opportunity for children and adults who love the game. (statistics, source notes, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
A condensed history of the World Series is filled with information and selected highlights. Read full book review >

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HAVANA WORLD SERIES by José Latour
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Latour (Outcast, 1999, etc.) writes beautifully in prose that's lean and lucid and never overwhelmed by noir 'style.' An additional bonus is his perceptive depiction of late-'50s Cuba."
The anatomy of an intricate casino heist and its aftermath. Read full book review >

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THE HEAVENLY WORLD SERIES by Frank O’Rourke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"To baseball what Thomas Kinkade is to cottages."
Sixteen previously published tales, including five that have never appeared in book form, from veteran O'Rourke (1916-89), who, during the 1940s and '50s, wrote more than a hundred short stories, including westerns. Read full book review >

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The Belmar Series by Mick Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A rambling but touching account of one man's search for acceptance."
A middle-aged cancer survivor held hostage by his secrets looks for friendship and redemption during a transformational summer on the Jersey shore. Read full book review >

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A SERIES OF EVENTS by Steve Crapo
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"A novel that combines romance and suspense in an unexpected but credible way."
In Crapo's debut novel, two therapists fall for each other in Paris and meet with hostility—and maybe something more sinister—after they return home. Read full book review >

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The Complete Martin Forn Series by Matt Wilk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2016

"All the perks of a sturdy spy tale, marred by some stumbles."
A former Interpol operative and Green Beret comes out of retirement to battle terrorists, a cult, and a Russian crime syndicate in this trilogy of thrillers. Read full book review >

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Blood & Roses Series Book One by Callie Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"Fast-paced and sex-crazed; a wild ride for the protagonists and their fans."
From author Hart (Fallen, 2014, etc.) comes an erotic crime novel featuring an unlikely pair of heroes. Read full book review >

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Released: June 21, 2012

"A sometimes flat narrative about a good-hearted heroine, an enchanted forest and a magic unicorn that needs polishing in order to reach its colorful potential."
In Scheidemann's book for young readers, the first of a planned series, a young girl braves an enchanted forest to find a special herb to heal her ailing father. Read full book review >

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BROTHERS IN ARMS by Paul Langan
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A YA novel that treats its subject and its readers with respect while delivering an engaging story."
In the ninth book in the Bluford young-adult series, a young Latino man walks away from violence—but at great personal cost. Read full book review >

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PROMISES TO KEEP by Paul Langan
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A sharp, shockingly believable look at the inner-city life of a student."
Langan (Survivor, 2013, etc.), the editor of the YA Bluford High series and author of several in the series, offers a cleareyed look at the challenges faced by an inner-city high school student and his family. Read full book review >