Search Results: "Daniel Richter"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2011

"An astute, thoroughly enjoyable mixture of political, economic and social history that culminates in a turbulent 18th-century North America whose people did not consider themselves on the verge of revolution but knew that things were not right."
Readers will find little ancient history in this deceptively titled work, but rather a lucid, thought-provoking history of North America to the 1760s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A hallmark in recent Native American historiography that merits wide attention."
An excellent, ambitious attempt to restore to history long-overlooked Indians who "neither uncompromisingly resisted . . . nor wholeheartedly assimilated" in the face of white encroachment. Read full book review >

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MY DATE WITH SATAN by Stacey Richter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 1999

"Then it won—t matter' ') and a strong eye for character."
Thirteen stories, most depicting the various confusions of the clever and the young. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING IN VALLARTA by Robert Richter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Well-worn storytelling with a nostalgic counterculture feel, all as comfortable as your old pair of Weejuns."
A first novel following an expatriate American, hiding from the draft and regular employment, through a lazily unspooling reel of intrigue in 1972 Mexico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Still, anyone with a shred of interest into the mechanics of 2001 will find the behind-the-scenes travails and breakthroughs worth the windy iterations. (Illustrated)"
Here's the story behind "The Dawn of Man" sequence that opens Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, told by the alpha ape himself, Moonwatcher, a.k.a. mime/choreographer Richter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2016

"A laudable sci-fi yarn that's both irreverent and relevant."
In Richter's (Mating Rituals of Migratory Humans, 2013) dystopian novel, a lowly citizen may be the "Chosen One," destined to lead a revolution against a government that thrives on fear. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE STATION LIES THE SEA by Jutta Richter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A good choice for discussion. (Fiction. 8-13)"
In this outwardly simple story, two homeless children, Niner and Cosmos, long to escape the hard city streets and find the sea. Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DARK EYES by William Harlan Richter
Released: March 15, 2012

"Full of thrills and screaming for a sequel. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
A drop-dead-gorgeous heroine, evil dudes with guns and a perilous race through the streets of New York City make for a page-turning read. Read full book review >

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SUMMER OF THE PIKE by Jutta Richter
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 16, 2006

"This smart, subtle and sympathetic offering will appeal to sophisticated teen readers, as well as their adult counterparts. (Fiction. YA)"
This quiet, literary novel marks the auspicious American debut for Richter, an acclaimed writer for children and adults in her native Germany. Read full book review >

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DANIEL SUAREZ
by Clayton Moore

Daniel Suarez finally made it to the future in his new novel, Change Agent, which Kirkus’ reviewer says is “...his most entertaining high-tech thriller yet.”

The author sometimes gets pegged as a science fiction author because his previous bestsellers—Daemon, Freedom, Kill Decision, and Influx—all revolve around technologies that are just around the corner. In Change Agent ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FLOAT by Daniel Miyares
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Lovely and life-affirming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This wordless story, bookended by the creation of two iconic paper toys, follows a Latino boy through outdoor playtime. Read full book review >