Search Results: "Hugh B. Urban"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"An intriguing introduction into the labyrinthine world of Scientology and its meaning in American society. For a more entertaining, behind-the-scenes look, check out Janet Reitman's Inside Scientology (2011)."
A fascinating and oftentimes mind-bending account of how penny-a-word sci-fi writer L. Ron Hubbard doggedly pursued the "religion angle" in his quest to create the worldwide Church of Scientology. Read full book review >

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RED HUGH by Deborah Lisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"It's an adventuresome tale, but the author uses it to promote an ugly agenda. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Limey-haters worldwide will crow at this history-based tale of Irish defiance during the reign of that "howling old hag," that "harridan," that "old red hag of a queen," Elizabeth I. Kidnapped by deceitful British, young Hugh spends four long years as a prisoner in Dublin Castle, hearing news of one atrocity after another, beaten and scorned but triumphing in every verbal encounter with his prejudiced, stupid captors, all of whom dress in ridiculous clothes and practice a colorless, denatured religion. Read full book review >

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URBAN TRIBES by Lisa Charleyboy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"A stereotype-dispelling companion to Dreaming in Indian (2014). (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Dozens of young Native Americans who have made cities their homes offer glimpses of their lives, dreams, work, and attitudes toward themselves and others. Read full book review >

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URBAN OUTLAWS by Peter Jay Black
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A thrilling tale of a Robin Hood for the iPod generation. (Adventure. 9-13)"
A group of teenage misfits takes on the world of government conspiracy and digital terrorism in this series opener. Read full book review >

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B by Jonathan Baumbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Amusing but short of hilarity: too few pages, though immensely detailed, build and release."
"I'm angry at you because you don't know why I'm angry at you, she said. I'm not really angry, I'm disappointed . . . Invisible flames emanated from her on all sides." Read full book review >

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URBAN RENEWAL by Andrew Vachss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Zero at the bone. Just the thing when you want something less good-natured and reflective than Lawrence Block's tales of Keller the hit man."
More criminal adventures for tougher-than-thou hireling Cross and his covey of Chicago assassins (Blackjack, 2012). Read full book review >

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URBAN ORACLES by Mayra Santos-Febres
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Much more than erotica, these blunt stories are crystalline glimpses of the psychology of obsession, by a writer whom we ought to know better."
Urban Oracles ($15.95 paperback original; Apr. 1997; 220 pp.; 1-57129-034-6): Fifteen erotic stories, rife with furtive sexual encounters, voyeurism, and daringly sensual imagery, from a highly acclaimed Spanish writer. Read full book review >

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B by D.L. Luke
Released: March 15, 2016

"A scrappy feline protagonist enriches this seasonal story of seeking a home."
Luke explores the well-known pairing of black cats and Halloween in this debut children's tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 16, 2011

"A breezy, cheerful collection that will appeal to locals, gentrification dwellers and those with a cursory historical interest in the city of Cincinnati."
A transplanted suburbanite revels in the delights of her new urban residence and experiences. Read full book review >

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URBAN ANIMALS by Isabel Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Photographer Hill takes readers on an engaging tour of New York City's architectural animals, from a handsome snake twining around some brickwork on the side of a building to an alligator beginning a climb up a small skyscraper. Read full book review >