Search Results: "Bobby Chiu"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FAMILIARS by Adam J. Epstein
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Pass. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The calculated invocation of too many tropes makes for a joyless fantasy debut. Read full book review >

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DEAR BOBBY by Laura Roybal
Released: Dec. 30, 2008

"Lasting, believable characters and a plot that will keep readers guessing."
A boy on the cusp of adulthood confronts his split childhood and finds a sense of balance between his two families, his two cultures and his two languages. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING BOBBY by Mary Pope Osborne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Absent of the plucky, personality-rich heroines in their previous two outings, this one is an uninspiring disappointment save for Potter's art. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A third from the duo of Osborne and Potter, this one is less a feminist remake than simply a character gender swap. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Pleasant gossip, bubbly as champagne, but falling far short of what it could be. (100 b&w photos, not seen)"
Frothy observations on life and art by this singer-pianist going on his 27th consecutive year performing at New York City's Cafe Carlyle. Read full book review >

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BOBBY KENNEDY by Larry Tye
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"Richly researched prose that sometimes soars too close to the sun of admiration."
A former journalist at the Boston Globe returns with a comprehensive, thesis-driven account of the political career of Robert Francis Kennedy (1925-1968). Read full book review >

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BOBBY WONDERFUL by Bob Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015

"'Caring for parents has become the new normal for boomers,' writes Morris. Readers will likely find other books on the topic more illuminating and inspirational."
A journalist's memoir of coming to terms with the aging and deaths of his parents. Read full book review >

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THE BOBBY SOXER by Hortense Calisher
Released: March 28, 1986

"A wildly uneven talent—but un-ignorable."
Another jolting, maddening, occasionally exhilarating trip on Calisher's Hovercraft fiction, as again the misty distance between the plot frame and the Meaning-of-It-All offers both dazzlements and headachy obscurations. Read full book review >

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THE HUMAN BOBBY by Gabe Rotter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"The question is whether the inconsistencies of tone and plausibility are weaknesses of the novel or indicative of the narrator's mental state. Or both, for whatever one makes of the titular Bobby."
It is difficult to know what to make of a novel in which it is impossible to know what is supposed to be real. Read full book review >

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BOBBY THE BRAVE (SOMETIMES) by Lisa Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Bobby is a charmer who will win readers' hearts as they recognize that he is a good friend, a loving big brother and a talented skateboarder—and that his father is, indeed, very proud of him. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Fourth grader Bobby Ellis Chen is back and just as insecure as ever (Bobby vs. Read full book review >

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BOBBY VS. GIRLS (ACCIDENTALLY) by Lisa Yee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Readers will recognize themselves and learn some gentle lessons about relationships while they are laughing at the antics. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Fourth grade was supposed to be the best year ever, but when do events ever go according to plan? Read full book review >

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I’M NOT BOBBY! by Jules Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Some adults will object to Bobby's emotional excesses, and others will object to the mother's screams and threats, but plenty of youngsters who are wild things at heart will eat this up. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Golden-brown puppy George had his own existential difficulties finding his voice in Feiffer's last offering (Bark, George!, 1999). Read full book review >

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THE BOBBY GOLD STORIES by Anthony Bourdain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"The chef wields his pen with the same murderously winning flair as he does his knives."
Bestselling chef (A Cook's Tour, 2001, etc.) and mystery author Bourdain (Gone Bamboo, 1997, etc.) recounts in 12 swift-moving segments the sad-hearted luck of an ex-con nightclub bouncer. Read full book review >