Search Results: "David Leonard"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 16, 2012

"A soundly researched, well-written approach to Alzheimer's disease and cognitive impairment."
Two authorities in longevity medicine provide a breakthrough approach to treating Alzheimer's disease. Read full book review >

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TODAY ON ELECTION DAY by Catherine Stier
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Future voters of the world, unite. The vote, Stier makes clear, is a great gift we have given ourselves. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A proudly buoyant tour of Election Day in the U.S.A. Read full book review >

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ONE RAGGED RIDGE ROAD by Leonard Foglia
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Broadway director Foglia and Washington Post columnist Richards team up for serviceable neo-Gothic shivers, though you have to survive an awful lot of foreboding, toothless flashbacks to get to the payoff."
In love with the decaying Kennedy mansion in backwoods Fayette, Pennsylvania, Carol Roblins talks her husband into her scheme to buy and restore it. Read full book review >

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FACE DOWN IN THE PARK by Leonard Foglia
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 2, 1999

"Foglia is a Broadway director, Richards a former cultural scene columnist for the Washington Post, but the inside stuff they dish here seems more warmed-over than hot."
Foglia and Richards team up once again (1 Ragged Road, 1997), this time for a forgettable suspenser about amnesia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A COYOTE’S IN THE HOUSE by Elmore Leonard
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"Good fun. (Fiction. 9-13)"
The author of Get Shorty turns to children's books with a character study of three very different types. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 4, 1990

This biography of the volatile basketball coach profits from the author's sense of fairness and objectivity but, lacking Thompson's cooperation and input—and that of friends, associates, and players—fails to get to the man behind the great teams and bitter controversies. Read full book review >

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Released: March 29, 1989

Cullings from the "Missing Links" column that paleontologist Khrishtalka writes for a bimonthly Carnegie Institution magazine. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS MOUNTAIN by Leonard Wolf
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 17, 1993

"Wolf's ease with the genre (which allows us to savor his crisp reenactment of stock fairy-tale scenes) falls short of an ability to integrate its ancient symbols with the angst of his alienated royals."
The Polish fairy tale ``The Glass Mountain'' appeared in Lang's The Yellow Fairy Book (1894) and more recently was given a mordant urban twist by Donald Barthelme in a short 1970 piece (same title). Read full book review >

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OVER THE SHOULDER by Leonard Chang
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 2001

"A smoking Korean-American Presumed Innocent presented almost entirely in breakneck dialogue, with occasional pauses for scene changes and gunfire."
Jettisoning the literary pretensions that blunted his powerful Dispatches from the Cold (1998), Chang unfurls a thriller that's content to grab you by the neck and shake hard. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 13, 1994

"Suspenseful and awful in its grisly details, but done with good taste and compassion."
Sanders (Fort Worth, 1984, etc.) puts the novelist's eye for detail and a sharp sense of pace to good use in this outstanding true-crime narrative about the rape and murder of a retired Oklahoma schoolteacher. Read full book review >

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UNKNOWN MAN #89 by Elmore Leonard
Released: June 1, 1977

"Bullet-holes and body-blows abound (Perez has some brutal, good ol' boy muscle; Ryan enlists Leary's murderer), but they're a convincingly integral part of the landscape, as are the drained faces, the sleeping hotel clerks, and the bars and streets where Leonard's highly watchable, not-so-dumb shows take place."
Like G. V. Higgins and R. B. Parker, Leonard shadows the urban crime scene (his city's Detroit—the pits) while looking over his talented shoulder at Ross Macdonald and Raymond Chandler. Read full book review >

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IN THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW by Leonard Sanders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1996

"A grisly but well-oiled page turner, marred by an over-the-top ending."
The plucky mother of a kidnapped child and a jaded ex-cop join forces to snare a sadistic child killer, in this latest by true- crime writer (Esther, 1994) and historical novelist (Star of Empire, 1992) Sanders. Read full book review >