Search Results: "Herb Baron"


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LA DOLCE VITA by Herb Baron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"A heartfelt, touching look back on a full life."
A World War II vet and businessman reflects on a life spent with his beloved wife. Read full book review >

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Charms and Witches by Herb Mallette
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A fresh if underdeveloped take on fantasy."
Love, loss, and the search for truth abound in Mallette's (The Last Tragedy: Delvonian Tales, 2015 etc.) latest work of fantasy.Read full book review >

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DEFRIENDED by Ruth Baron
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2013

"Baron produces a novel that feels based on adult assumptions regarding teens' use of Facebook; it will likely appeal only to the disconnected adult gift-giver with no sense of teen reading taste. (Horror. 12-16)"
A ghost-story wannabe for the digital age. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"A misguided focus on sex and booze overshadows the moments of insight and inspiration."
A memoir of one young woman's experience working as Ralph Reed's spokeswoman. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"H.R. Giger meets Keith Haring, illuminated by the artist's engaging insight."
Part monograph, part manifesto, Baron's (El Paso, 1981) illustrated book presents an overview of his life's work creating "embellished fantasy images." Read full book review >

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BEANBALL by Tom Seaver
Released: Feb. 17, 1989

In this limp sequel to the foolish Murder at the Superbowl (Fran Tarkenton and Resnicow, 1986), sports-reporter Marc Burr covers another locker-room homicide—this time amidst a World Series matchup between two fictional teams, the Brooklyn Bandits and the New Jersey Boomers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Convincing argument that the return of the big carnivores will sharpen the debate over how humans situate themselves in the environment—at least, it certainly should. (3 illustrations, 2 maps, not seen)"
A thoughtful history from environmental reporter Baron elegantly forewarns of the mountain lion's return to human-populated landscapes. Read full book review >

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THE TOOM COUNTY MUD RACE by Herb Karl
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"A patchy but nonstop first novel. (Fiction. 13-16)"
High-schooler Jackie Crockett, his aptly nicknamed sidekick Juan ``Snake'' Gomez, and Bonnie Galloway, his steady-cum- mechanic are determined to win the mud race even though it means driving through country so swampy that even fancy four-wheel- drive vehicles have been known to sink without a trace. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF CAIN by Herb Chapman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Steadily gripping and well done."
Strong debut thriller by a former member of the justice system in New York, featuring a standoff between FBI profiler John Keenan and Isaac Drum, the serial killer he captured after a rigorous manhunt. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Richly intelligent, hustling energy throughout."
Bedside companion, certainly not to be read all at once, of clips, stories, impressions, poems, and narratives that tell the history of black art that has enriched the globe, not just the States, and of the big fall into drugs and crime and urban blight. Read full book review >