Search Results: "D. Julius Loeb"


BOOK REVIEW

SATISFACTION'S SEQUEL by D. Julius Loeb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 23, 2008

"A few revisions away from being a fun, humorous novel about a decent man stuck in adolescence."
A humorous novel about a 60-something-year-old man's coming-of-age. Read full book review >

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PAINTINGS POEMS 
AND PATHOS by D. Julius Loeb
Released: Sept. 23, 2009

"Distinctive poetry and paintings reveal the essential warmth behind a misanthropic snarl."
Paintings and poems take a darkly satirical look at life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness from the perspective of middle age. Read full book review >

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JUMP ROPE QUEEN by Karen Loeb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Familiar stuff about growing up: competently crafted, but very much a first book."
Fourteen stories, some of which were published in obscure literary mags, make up this grab-bag debut collection. Read full book review >

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GOOD HUNTING by Jack Devine
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"Devine's attention to detail translates into a finely delineated memoir of his selective undercover tradecraft."
Veteran CIA covert operative Devine highlights his career foiling trouble from Chile to Afghanistan. The book was co-authored by Houston Chronicle managing editor Loeb (King's Counsel: A Memoir of War, Espionage, and Diplomacy in the Middle East, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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CUPID by Julius Lester
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Useful for analyzing the original tale's moral sketchiness, but a sluggish read. (author's note) (Fiction. YA)"
This novelization of Cupid and Psyche has too little flavor and too much ego. Read full book review >

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AND ALL OUR WOUNDS FORGIVEN by Julius Lester
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 27, 1994

"A forceful and startling look into the minds and hearts of those involved in the civil rights movement, this novel raises compelling questions about the successes and failures of that movement."
Lester (The Last Tales of Uncle Remus, 1994, etc.) offers a potentially controversial and intimate account of the life and death of a black civil rights leader as told 25 years later by the leader himself and the people who loved him. Read full book review >

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DAY OF TEARS by Julius Lester
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Powerful theater and one of Lester's finest works. (cast of characters, author's note) (Fiction. 12+)"
On a day when rain came down "hard as sorrow," George Weems sets out to sell more slaves at one time than anyone ever had. Read full book review >

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GUARDIAN by Julius Lester
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Eminently moving and highly recommended, especially as an alternative to To Kill a Mockingbird for less able teen readers. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
This slim yet essential new tale of the Jim Crow South unfolds primarily through the eyes of Ansel Anderson, only son of the storekeeper in the small town of Davis. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"This should have been called Sub-par Text."
Fast (What Should We Do About Davey?, 1988; Body Language, 1970, etc.) has little new to offer here, and the repackaged old ideas are padded out with anecdotes that often seem too exactly pertinent to be believable as real happenings. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A textually meticulous account of the end of days that should appeal to devoted Christians."
An instructional manual targets those preparing for the rapture and the second coming of Christ. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Purportedly for kids, but adults will find their share here as well. (author's note, CD) (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Songs for singing around a campfire—or anywhere, with s'mores! Read full book review >