Search Results: "Felix Kobla"


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HOME IN EXILE by Felix Kobla
Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"Not a happy story, but an inspiring journey to find a home."
From the dark world of illegal immigration comes Kobla's uplifting yet unsettling novel that helps put a human face on the millions of migrants around the globe. Read full book review >

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APPLES AND ROBINS by Lucie Felix
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"This very simple seasonal turn invites viewers to look afresh at shapes and colors and changes. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this cozy import, inventively placed cutouts on alternate pages turn geometric abstractions into apples, birds, a birdhouse, and other outdoorsy sights. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2001

"Nonbelievers won't budge—and intrigued readers are better off requesting a transcript of the 20/20 feature that inspired Felix to write this bland and credulous account."
A maudlin exploration of the paranormal events that surround Audrey Santo, a comatose 16-year-old from Worcester, Massachusetts, whom many consider to be a saint. Read full book review >

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MONEY by Felix Martin
NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"Refreshingly free of jargon and long on ideas—including the thought that if it's money that got us into our current mess, it's money that can get us out of it."
What is money? If you think you know the answer, then you may not have thought hard enough about it, a problem that kings and commoners alike have shared throughout history. Read full book review >

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DEALINGS by Felix Rohatyn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Revealing memoir from a significant 20th-century business leader."
The banker who famously helped to save New York City from bankruptcy recalls his career as a leading Wall Street dealmaker. Read full book review >

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DICK FRANCIS'S DAMAGE by Felix Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Francis (Dick Francis's Refusal, 2013, etc.) expertly choreographs Jeff's extended cat-and-mouse duel with the resourceful Leonardo. Fans of both thrillers and horse racing will be on tenterhooks until Jeff unmasks his opponent, who turns out to have been a lot more memorable in disguise."
A professional horse-racing investigator has to ride three unruly mounts at once in the fourth and most ambitious of the younger Francis' suspensers. Read full book review >

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GEARS OF THE CITY by Felix Gilman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Spectacular existential meltdown; what's missing is direction and urgency."
Sequel to Thunderer (2008), Gilman's sprawling, impressive fantasy debut. Read full book review >

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THE RISE OF RANSOM CITY by Felix Gilman
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Thought-provoking, but lacking rigor in the construction."
Sequel to The Half-Made World (2010), a sort of magic/steampunk Wild West yarn wherein two powers struggle for dominance: One, the Line, builds heavy industry while enslaving the population, while the Gun cultivates terror, violence and robbery. Read full book review >

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DICK FRANCIS'S GAMBLE by Felix Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"If all this sounds familiar, Francis fans can be assured that, like Nick's climactic mount, they're in reassuringly expert hands."
Nonpareil jockey/suspense writer Dick Francis's son Felix, who coauthored his late father's last four novels (Crossfire, 2010, etc.), turns in a solo performance fully worthy of the family name. Read full book review >

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BOY 30529 by Felix Weinberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"Minor, perhaps, but a revelation all the same, told with both candor and odd innocence."
An unusually good-natured memoir about life in the Nazi camps and the travails of being a postwar refugee. Read full book review >

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THE COUNTRY OF ABSENCE by Felix Stefanile
Released: May 15, 2000

"Accomplished individual poems that collectively offer an intriguing memory of where American immigrants have come from—and a vision of the direction in which our diverse American culture could be headed."
Stefanile's collection is prefaced by an essay titled "The Allegory of the Hyphen." Read full book review >