Search Results: "J.D. Salinger"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger
Released: June 15, 1951

"A strict report, worthy of sympathy."
A violent surfacing of adolescence (which has little in common with Tarkington's earlier, broadly comic, Seventeen) has a compulsive impact. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 28, 1962

"For our part, devotedly, we read on."
These two long short stories have previously appeared in the New Yorker and both deal with the eldest child and most outstanding member of the remarkable Glass family — Seymour Glass. Read full book review >

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GOOD DAY IN HELL by J.D. Rhoades
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 28, 2006

"Violent and occasionally melodramatic, but never dull."
Bounty hunter Jack Keller (The Devil's Right Hand, 2004) is back for a second stab at catching killers only a tad more homicidal than he is. Read full book review >

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THE LOW LIVES by J.D. Rush
Released: Jan. 10, 2011

"A full rendering of the highs and lows of being homeless."
A homeless youth in San Francisco searches for true freedom in Rush's debut. Read full book review >

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Soldier On by J.D. Wynne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2015

"A knowing service-drama/romance that's neither an armed forces recruiting tool nor a trendy political broadside."
In this debut novel, a young heroine on an American Air Force base in Afghanistan confronts a minefield of interpersonal relationships. Read full book review >

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SECRETS IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"The 45th entry in this fleet, easy-reading series provides a dramatic opening scene, a second act guaranteed to raise your most self-righteous hackles, and a denouement even Robb must have recognized as an anticlimax."
Lt. Eve Dallas (Echoes in Death, 2017, etc.) investigates the murder of a gossip columnist whose death answers a thousand prayers. Read full book review >

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OBSESSION IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"More futuristic tech than usual but little suspense, less mystery and a generic culprit. Even Eve's final confrontation with her prey, normally a strength of this venerable series, is a letdown. Happy New Year."
Lt. Eve Dallas celebrates the final week of 2060 and her own 40th appearance (Concealed in Death, 2014, etc.) by matching wits with a killer who wants to be her friend in the worst way.Read full book review >

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HILLBILLY ELEGY by J.D. Vance
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 2016

"An unusually timely and deeply affecting view of a social class whose health and economic problems are making headlines in this election year."
A Yale Law School graduate's account of his traumatic hillbilly childhood and the plight of America's angry white working class. Read full book review >

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P.S., A MEMOIR by Pierre Salinger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Beneath the fluff, a fascinating insider's view of historic events of the past 50 years, especially those involving John and Robert Kennedy. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The autobiography of a newsman, presidential press secretary, and bon vivant. Read full book review >

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WELL DEFINED by Michael Salinger
NONFICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Mnemonically, they just don't stick. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Well Defined : Vocabulary in Rhyme When prepping for the SATs, / it's good to learn such words as these: / transient and aggregate, / dilatory and berate. Read full book review >

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2012 Lunar Contact by J.D.  Clarke
Released: April 1, 2012

"An engaging novel that will likely satisfy sci-fi fans looking for an exciting tale of intergalactic adventure."
Clarke (Zombies! Zombies!, 2012) and Hocker's imaginative sci-fi quest takes its characters far into the celestial unknown. Read full book review >