Search Results: "Gene Fehler"


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FORCED OUT by Gene Fehler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Useful and priced right. (Fiction.11-16)"
This entry in the Travel Team series is totally focused on baseball and its intricacies. Read full book review >

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BEANBALL by Gene Fehler
FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2008

"In his debut novel, Fehler succeeds at every level. (Fiction. YA)"
Luke "Wizard" Wallace is a high-school athlete, more than proficient in several sports. Read full book review >

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NEVER BLAME THE UMPIRE by Gene Fehler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"The somewhat heavy-handed metaphor about God-as-umpire works fairly well, but it is the courage and faith of the mother, as well as her love, that is most comforting. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The umpire in the title refers to God, as 11-year-old Kate has a summer that starts with a spectacular baseball game-winning hit and ends with the death of her mother from cancer. Read full book review >

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CHANGE-UP by Gene Fehler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2009

"A home-run gift for a baseball fanatic. (Poetry. 7-12)"
Loving baseball is not limited to the actual playing season. Read full book review >

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VIOLENCE ON AMERICA'S STREETS by Gene Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Chronology; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 10- 13.)"
Gangs, guns, crack, Guardian Angels, police-chief mayors, and other major issues are succinctly characterized in this well- balanced summary of street crime and justice. Read full book review >

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STOREYS FROM THE OLD HOTEL by Gene Wolfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"This edition should bring the many excellent pieces the wider attention and approbation they deserve."
A fine collection—originally published in 1988 by a small British press in a limited edition, and winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Collection of that year—showcases the wide range of Wolfe's weird and wonderful talent. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

"But the overarching theme of cross-cultural pollination remains merely a rough reference point for the volume—a title pasted across a disparate, if thoughtful collection of writings."
An impressive variety of music is surveyed—rock, jazz, reggae, Afropop, Brazilian Tropicalia—in these reviews and interviews reprinted from the Nation, the Atlantic Monthly, and elsewhere. Read full book review >

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DARK TIMES IN THE CITY by Gene Kerrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Kerrigan's fourth crime yarn (The Rage, 2013, etc.) captures a landscape of moral ambiguity with a crackling pace and terse, apt dialogue. His world suggests an Irish Elmore Leonard whose compromised men struggle to tread water in a treacherous sea."
One moment, Dublin ex-con Danny Callaghan is minding his own business; the next, he's back in the cross hairs of both cops and criminals. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 5, 2009

"Punchy and persuasive."
Garman fashions a forceful argument for the separation of church and state, backed up by a bevy of useful historical documents. Read full book review >

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K-PAX by Gene Brewer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1995

"A genial psych lecture supplemented by a hefty dose of utopian blather. (Film rights to Universal)"
An Oliver Sacks-ish New York shrink hangs out with an upbeat Man Who Fell to Earth in this banal debut. Read full book review >

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Ordinary Evil by Gene Ferraro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2014

"A vivid, cinematic dramatization of the ripple effects that crime and secrets can have on a small community and a larger faith."
Ferraro's lean and expertly plotted debut novel tells the story of several people—families as well as priests—caught in a tangle of violence and corruption that stretches from Massachusetts to the Vatican. Read full book review >