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BOOK REVIEW

BOB DYLAN by David Yaffe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2011

"Not for the neophyte, but fascinating for obsessives who think they know everything and want to know more."
A slim volume of essays adds more than a footnote to the long shelf of Dylan books. Read full book review >

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MOM AMONG THE LIARS by James Yaffe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 23, 1992

"The usual mix of Mom's Yiddish shtick, Dave's guilt-ridden inability to reason as she does, and some mildly interesting characters—all in a low-key, amiable, but unexciting story."
Once again, Mom's the sleuth who solves the case for son Dave, investigator for public defender Ann Swenson in Mesa Grande, Colorado (Mom Doth Murder Sleep, etc.). Read full book review >

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MOM DOTH MURDER SLEEP by James Yaffe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 1991

"The denouement is relentlessly overdrawn; motivation for the killer's elaborate, reckless plan seems absurdly feeble; the split narration, alternating between Dave and Roger, is no help, and Mom's getting to be a downright bore."
Transplanted New York cop Dave, now chief investigator for Public Defender Anne Swenson in Mesa Grande, Colorado, has hired young Roger Meyer (Mom Meets Her Maker) to assist him. Read full book review >

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AMONG THE JANEITES by Deborah Yaffe
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Yaffe honors her hero throughout: a smart reader and a shrewd but sympathetic judge of character who knows that Austenophilia has its own laws of attraction."
A witty expedition into the wilds of Austen City Limits, where there's no such thing as being too obsessed with the author of Pride and Prejudice. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE TO THE FOREST by Ruth Yaffe Radin
Released: March 31, 2000

"Compelling reading for the young. (b&w illustrations) (Fiction. 8-10)"
PLB 0-06-028521-4 From Radin (All Joseph Wanted, 1991), a short, accessible novel that could serve as a introduction to the realities of the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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ALL JOSEPH WANTED by Ruth Yaffe Radin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-12)"
The fact that sixth-grader Joseph's mother can't read is not just an inconvenience to her—it makes it almost impossible for her to get a job, since she can't fill out forms or negotiate public transportation. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TOYS by David Stewart
by David Stewart, illustrated by David Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"This and the other titles in the Black & White series may well become favorites for tots to chew on until they graduate to Donald Crews' graphically striking classics, such as Truck and Freight Train. (Board book. 3-18 mos.)"
There is much to talk about with baby in this sturdy, wordless, black-and-white board book. Read full book review >