Search Results: "Herb Shoveller"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"This inspiring true story of survival, friendship and activism is never preachy, and the text, dotted with color photographs, carefully preserves a child's eye view throughout. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
When Ryan Hreljac's first-grade teacher explained that it would cost only $70 to build a well to supply clean water for an entire village in Africa, Ryan, with his parents' encouragement, decided to raise the money himself by doing household chores. 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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THE RELUCTANT GENERAL by Herb Sennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2014

"An engaging novel of ancient Israel with some ungainly writing."
Israelite generals and judges organize their people against the threat of the Canaanites in a novel drawn from biblical history. Read full book review >

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RATIONING EARTH by Herb Bentz
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 12, 2016

"An original take on the economics of resource conservation."
A radical, ecologically minded proposal to meet the future challenges of an increasingly productive but still unsustainable economy. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS OF DOUBT by Herb Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"All the trappings, but little of the substance, of a courtroom drama."
Retired Ohio Supreme Court Justice Brown (Presumption of Guilt, 1991) serves up a legal thriller that fails to resolve the difficult questions it raises. 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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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 >

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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2012

"A Woody Allen-esque tale of an uneasy conscience in Christian America."
A mild, witty memoir by an activist atheist and founder of the Secular Coalition for America. 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 >