Search Results: "Geneva Cobb Iijima"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY WE DO IT IN JAPAN by Geneva Cobb Iijima
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Even the surprise lunch the school throws for Gregory has a pathetic feel to it, as if learning how they do it in Japan is going to be a long row to hoe for Gregory. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A well-intentioned but wooden story of a young boy who, with his American mother and Japanese father, is transplanted from the US to Japan. Read full book review >

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COBB by Al Stump
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Stump's wonderfully descriptive writing, yeoman historical research, and personal knowledge of Cobb make this an extraordinary achievement in sports biography. (24 photos, not seen)"
Drawing on the harrowing year he spent with Ty Cobb as ghostwriter of his autobiography, Stump pens an astounding portrait that leaves little doubt the Hall of Famer was ``psychotic throughout his baseball career.'' When they ``collaborated'' on My Life in Baseball in 1960, the Georgia Peach was a bitter, unreasonable, gun-toting, 73-year-old cancer-ridden drunk. Read full book review >

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TY COBB by Charles Leerhsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"Cobb was indeed a bruised peach but, as the author shows convincingly, not a thoroughly rotten one."
The former executive editor of Sports Illustrated explores the idea that Tyrus Raymond Cobb (1886-1961), perhaps the greatest player in baseball history, was also a violent, racist, roundly hated person. Read full book review >

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The Geneva Decision by Seeley James
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"A fine thriller with intriguing locations, intricate plot twists and a complex heroine."
A fast-paced, globe-trotting debut thriller featuring a former Olympian with something to prove. Read full book review >

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THE GENEVA TRAP by Stella Rimington
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Considering the magnitude of the threat and the echoes of From Russia with Love and Diamonds Are Forever (the film, not the book), everything gets wrapped up suspiciously neatly, even though, as Liz sagely remarks, 'I wonder if we'll ever know what this was really all about.'"
Someone's threatening the security of the U.S. drone program, and according to MI5's best information, it seems to be a combination of—wait for it—the Russians, the North Koreans and the South Koreans. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN GENEVA by D-L Nelson
Released: Oct. 19, 2012

"Multicultural Annie's third (Murder in Argeles, 2011, etc.) presents a pretty puzzle on two levels, past and present."
A young freelance writer who specializes in history must solve both a very old puzzle and a brand new murder. Read full book review >

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THE TRAGEDY OF MISS GENEVA FLOWERS by Joe Babcock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"An enjoyable, compelling tale with contagious empathy for its characters. Most valuable for high-school students, gay and straight."
An ingenuous voice suffuses a gay coming-out novel with freshness and relevance. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1980

"A few readers may be happy to seize on Greene's cynical and macabre leanings here, happy to construct webs of theme (Catholic and otherwise) around the Dr. F. deity; but most will merely tolerate all that while savoring the by-the-way Greene pleasures that are all the more apparent, and impressive in such a tiny, relaxed book."
Bizarre, minor, mini-Greene—an unsatisfying novella redeemed nonetheless by a master's storytelling expertise and by a dozen or more absolutely splendid coloring touches. Read full book review >

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FEVER by Geneva Holliday
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2006

"A raunchy and funny novel that would have benefited from stronger connections between the characters' stories."
In this sexually frank sequel to Groove (2005), Holliday (the alter-ego nom de plume of novelist Bernice L. McFadden) details the misadventures of friends Geneva, Crystal, Chevy and Noah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSING MOMMY by Rebecca Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Accessible and tender, this story gives young children a voice and shows how to hold the memory of a loved one close. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Told from a young child's point of view, Cobb's moving story respectfully explores the complex emotions a little one may experience while grieving the loss of a parent. Read full book review >

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HEART OF A TIGER by Herschel Cobb
Released: April 1, 2013

"A gentle, affecting memoir."
The greatest baseball player of the dead ball era, and the most widely despised, tenderly remembered by his grandson. Read full book review >