Search Results: "David Zimmerman"


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CARING IS CREEPY by David Zimmerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2012

"Compelling stuff from a writer who can handle difficult, sometimes grisly, material extremely well. But this coming-of-age story is not for everyone."
Following his much-praised debut (The Sandbox, 2010), Zimmerman turns from war-torn Iraq to rural Georgia, where a 15-year-old girl battles for survival. Read full book review >

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OCEAN LINERS by Karl Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A fascinating voyage. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
From the earliest days, the ships that carried passengers across the oceans have been wreathed in an aura of romance and mystery and have entranced generations of aficionados. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"Vague, conflicted and almost quaint in its socialist pseudo-seriousness."
Rambling take on the life and thoughts of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton, by his former "Chief of Staff." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"An hor d'oeuvre of a book: By the end, your appetite is whetted, but you're nowhere near satisfied."
The history of Hudson Valley's Philipse Manor Hall, told through the lives of four women who lived in it during the 17th and 18th centuries. Read full book review >

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CRIMSON GREEN by Bruce Zimmerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Even after Brad's killed, Peggy's punched out, Alison's snatched, and Quinn's threatened by serious Vegas gamblers, Quinn still has plenty of time to needle Kate Ulrich, who's returned to warm the cockles of his bed, about her old boyfriend, Craig."
How seriously should small-time golf hustler Brad Helfan take the threats to kill him and his family if he doesn't blow his improbable last-round lead in the US Open at Pebble Beach, Calif.? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1998

"Never before had our planet seemed so small, so lonely, so vulnerable—or so priceless. (photos, not seen)"
The year 1968 is memorable for any number of reasons, science writer Zimmerman reminds us, not the least of which was the historic flight of Apollo 8, the first manned space flight to slip out of Earth's gravitational tethers. Read full book review >

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OUTBURST by R.D. Zimmerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1998

"As in Todd's hardcover debut, Hostage (1997), the clever mystery is completely overshadowed by Zimmerman's high-intensity look at the dark side of sexual politics—in this case, the plight of Kris Kenney, stigmatized and despised by both straights and gays as beyond the pale. (Author tour)"
It's been six weeks since Todd Mills's last big story for WLAK-TV in Minneapolis, and since the pressure is on him to justify his A-list salary, he's willing to follow a fishy tip to meet an anonymous blackmail victim in the middle of Stone Arch Bridge. Read full book review >

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DIGGER MAN by Andrea Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Truck and machinery fans will dig this—and the closing scene, in which the narrator is seen kindling a like enthusiasm in the next generation by sharing a book and toy with his toddler sib, may inspire young readers to go and do likewise. (Picture book. 5-7)"
As his sandbox toy swells to full size, a young lad announces that he's going to don a hard hat and "digger-man boots," then move rocks and mud to create a "digger park" where he can play with his little brother. Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS! by Howard Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"Dinosaur and monster fans may be left wide-eyed, but they'll find more to chew over in Dougal Dixon's Amazing Dinosaurs (p. 128). (Web sites, chart of groups, index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Melodrama is the name of the game in this tall-format browsing item. Read full book review >

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HOSTAGE by R.D. Zimmerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Veteran Zimmerman (Red Trance, 1994, etc.), as if knowing this high-concept snatch has nowhere to go, punches up Mills's hardcover debut with such ferocity and horrific physical detail that it transcends its pulpish story to become a full-throated howl of anger and pain."
Desperate to dramatize the plight of AIDS victims and furious at homophobic Congressman Johnny Clariton—whose presidential speeches, identifying AIDS as a punishment for immoral behavior, are calling for a moratorium on government assistance for AIDS sufferers and research into a possible cure- -three friends in the terminal stages of the illness kidnap the Congressman from a fund-raiser, planning to videotape themselves as they tell him how they contracted the HIV virus and guarantee his sympathy for AIDS research by injecting him with their blood before they turn him loose. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"If this collection spawns annual volumes, they'll need to be more representative and timely—or carry a different title."
This grab-bag, scattershot selection might appeal to fans of contemporary comics but won't win converts or satisfy the curious. Read full book review >

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ESSENTIAL MOVEMENT ONLY by Jane Zimmerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2014

"An honest and eye-opening, if sometimes overly didactic, account of what it takes to try and make a difference in the world."
In Zimmerman's debut novel, two American women, a doctor and a lawyer, try to improve Afghan women's lives even as they and their local allies find themselves in constant danger. Read full book review >