Search Results: "Carl Forgey"


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ALL KINDS OF CARS by Carl Johanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"The absence of a well-told storyline makes the book feel static, but kids who love cars will enjoy this crazy compendium and will be engaged by the imaginative take on a traditional subject. (Informational picture book. 2-4)"
Can there be room for yet another picture book about cars? Apparently. Read full book review >

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GYM CANDY by Carl Deuker
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 3, 2007

"A superb sports novel with no easy resolutions and a good match with Robert Lipsyte's Raiders Night (2006). (Fiction. 12-15)"
Mick Johnson wants to be a star running back. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 7, 1990

A graceful, clearheaded biography of the cranky, energetic war correspondent, novelist, and impassioned advocate for liberal causes who, to her monumental disgust, is still best known as Hemingway's third wife. Read full book review >

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HEART OF A CHAMPION by Carl Deuker
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"Covering well worked thematic territory, Deuker offers readers few surprises in this outing, but the baseball action is believable and the contrasts between several sets of characters are thoughtfully explored. (Fiction. 12-14)"
From the author of On the Devil's Court (1989), another story in which sports and life intertwine. Read full book review >

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FIRESTORMERS by Carl Bowen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2016

"When the smoke clears, a group of characters emerges deserving a unique and universal respect. (Adventure. 9-13)"
An elite troop of wildfire fighters drops in on an inferno with a lieutenant on his first command. Read full book review >

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THE CHOCOLATE CUPID KILLINGS by JoAnna Carl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Like Lee's earlier cases (The Chocolate Snowman Murders, 2008, etc.), this one offers enough mystery and chocolate trivia to keep fans happily turning pages while munching on bonbons (not supplied)."
Though the TenHuis Chocolade gals of Warner Pier, Mich., are busy selling luscious Valentine's Day treats, finding a Valentine body in their alley can't be good for business. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 1992

"A fascinating if incomplete look at a 20th-century Renaissance man. (Twenty-five photographs—not seen.)"
Best known as the chemist who first synthesized the steroid oral contraceptive popularly called ``the Pill,'' Djerassi (Chemistry/Stanford; the novel Cantor's Dilemma, 1989, etc.), now 68, demonstrates once again that he's no white-coated specialist working in isolation in a lab but a colorful, even eccentric and sometimes self-indulgent man of the world—one who's got chutzpah and a sense of humor and who's deeply concerned with social issues. Read full book review >

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THE BOURBAKI GAMBIT by Carl Djerassi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"No Michael Crichton thriller, but an interesting picture of how real science operates."
In Stanford chemistry professor Djerassi's second attempt (following Cantor's Dilemma, 1989) at a genre he calls science- in-fiction, science thrives but fiction is anemic. Read full book review >

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THE SHOVEL AND THE LOOM by Carl Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 1996

"A thoughtful and reflective story that simultaneously creates vivid suffering characters and unforgettably harrowing drama."
The Shovel And The Loom ($20.00; May 2, 1996;176 pp.; 0-89255-216-6) Another examination of the legacy of the Holocaust from the Dutch author of the highly acclaimed Nightfather (1994). Read full book review >

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THE CHARGING BULL OF TERRY COUNTY by Carl Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2013

"A vibrant, ambitious novel about the effects of war on a small-town family."
The descendants of an Indiana family fight in America's many wars in Stevens' (The Time Traveler's Fool, 2012) exuberant, generation-spanning novel. Read full book review >