Search Results: "Elmore Leonard"


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ELMORE by Holly Hobbie
by Holly Hobbie, illustrated by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A sweet tale of interspecies positivity. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A lonely porcupine, his friendship rejected by the other woodland creatures, finds a way to bridge the divide. Read full book review >

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LEONARD by Timothy  Penner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"Well told, cleverly illustrated and beautifully supported with interactive surprises that make sense and are great fun, this is a stellar example of iPad storytelling. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Imagination makes all the difference in this story of one boy's quest for new friends. Read full book review >

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LEONARD by William Shatner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A fond remembrance of Leonard Nimoy by one who knew him like no other."
In the original Star Trek series, Mr. Spock's contemplative temperament was balanced by Capt. Kirk's emotive and physical nature. Now it's the captain's turn to reflect. Read full book review >

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RAYLAN by Elmore Leonard
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"A master's valedictory canter around a familiar track—an unimpressive job of carpentry that's still treasurable for Leonard's patented dialogue and some truly loopy situations handled with deadpan brio."
Raylan Givens, the U.S. Marshal who brought law and order to Pronto (1993), is back in a series of three interlinked stories disguised as a novel. Read full book review >

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THE TONTO WOMAN by Elmore Leonard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1998

"Still, these lean and stirring action stories are among the best of Leonard's long career."
Superb rawhide shoot-'em-ups from Leonard's early years that not only stand tall beside his bestselling crime fiction (Out of Sight, 1996, etc.) but might even revive the moribund western literary genre. Read full book review >

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CUBA LIBRE by Elmore Leonard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1998

"Top entertainment from the pro's pro (Out of Sight, 1996, etc.): a million greedy schemes with time-outs for war and sex."
Leonard goes back to his mots, and modern America's, in this rollicking Cuban western/suspenser, to be published on the 100th anniverary of the U.S.S. Maine's explosion. Read full book review >

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PRONTO by Elmore Leonard
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Spaghetti western a la Leonard—full of gusto and not to be missed."
Leonard toys with the crime genre now like an old tomcat with a favorite ball—batting it around with languid, skilled strokes, putting on nifty new spins. Read full book review >

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PAGAN BABIES by Elmore Leonard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

"A riotous several hours with guys whose idea of a suitable endearment to their latest bedmate is a heartfelt 'Honey, you could be a pro.'"
Unlikely cons are a Leonard specialty, but his first 35 novels never offered a more unlikely pair than this year's jilted girlfriend and the African missionary she hooks up with. Read full book review >

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GET SHORTY by Elmore Leonard
Released: Aug. 16, 1990

"Very smart and twisty and funny: a Leonard classic."
Leonard's solid-gold pen squirts acid all over Hollywood—for which he's written several screenplays—in this multilayered, superbly entertaining crime thriller. Read full book review >

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KILLSHOT by Elmore Leonard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 1989

"One of Leonard's best, then, and certainly his finest since Glitz."
Leonard's 27th novel, and his old mastery glows as he offers yet another variation of his popular formula that pits quirky psychos against offbeat heroes. Read full book review >

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SWAG by Elmore Leonard
Released: March 8, 1976

"Flat and familiar—a Fifty-Two Pickup letdown."
Teaming up as business partners are car salesman Frank Ryan and Ernest Stickley, Jr., the unemployed cement-truck driver who had the gall to rip him off right on the lot. Read full book review >

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THE MOONSHINE WAR by Elmore Leonard
Released: July 11, 1969

"EWSLUGOK on screen than in print where there's been better fussin' and feudin' for more tolerable reasons."
"Son" Martin ran the kind of still that got raided twice a month. . . by a thirsty congenial cop and happy deputies. Read full book review >