Search Results: "J.R. Moehringer"


BOOK REVIEW

SUTTON by J.R. Moehringer
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A captivating and absorbing read."
A "non-fiction novel" that takes us far beyond Willie Sutton's clever one-liners about banks and deeply into his life. Read full book review >

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THE TENDER BAR by J.R. Moehringer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2005

"A straight-up account of masculinity, maturity and memory that leaves a smile on the face and an ache in the heart."
It takes a gin mill to raise a child—or so one might think from this memoir filled with gladness by a Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times correspondent. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 2013 by J.R. Moehringer
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"An affirmation of the strong state of American sportswriting."
For more than two decades, this series has provided annual roundups of some of the best American writing about sports, broadly and generously defined, from the previous calendar year. The 2013 edition continues this tradition. Read full book review >

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PARANOIA by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 8, 2014

"A worthy sequel to an imaginative new series. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
This sequel to Insomnia (2013) takes readers further into the minds of the Night Walkers. Read full book review >

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INSOMNIA by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 8, 2013

"The premise combines with the tension resulting from Parker's psychological quandary to keep pulses pounding. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
Parker has been unable to sleep for three years, ever since he began to inhabit the dreams of other people. Read full book review >

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CARNIVORES by J.R. Levitt
Released: March 30, 1989

Revenge-melodrama in the sub-Death Wish tradition—with a couple of twists along the crude, lurid, implausible way. Read full book review >

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FRANKIE JONES by J.R. Klein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"An introspective tale of self-discovery that's worth reading for its lyricism and insights."
In Klein's debut novel, a man travels across the country and around the world, searching for happiness and meaning in his life. Read full book review >

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BETA EARTH by J.R. Napier
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 25, 2014

"Disjointed storylines don't diminish Napier's endearing and contagious adoration of the sci-fi genre."
The search for Paradise, which people believe will be the only place to survive the fated collision between two inhabited planets, leads to endless battles in Napier's (Beta Earth: Between Worlds 2.0 Edition, 2014, etc.) latest sci-fi outing. Read full book review >

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MUSIC AND CRIME by J.R. Creech
Released: April 3, 1989

A minor-key first novel set in L.A.'s jazz world that's as brassy and self-consciously hip as the tunes its hero blows on his saxophone. Read full book review >

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THE OSTERMANN HOUSE by J.R. Klein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2017

"What starts out as a standard ghost story becomes a fun, unpredictable thriller."
Klein (Frankie Jones, 2016) offers a haunted-house tale with a twist. Read full book review >

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THE JUGHEADS by J.R. Helton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A pedestrian retelling of what it's like to be the son of a jerk."
An angry adolescent boy recounts his life in a teenage wasteland, suffering under the thumb of his incompetent and violent father. Read full book review >

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LOST IN AUSTIN by J.R. Ripley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Ripley also writes as Glenn Meganck, another name to avoid."
Disbarred lawyer Tony Kozol (Skulls of Sedona, not reviewed), who ekes out a living as a so-so guitar player, considers himself lucky to have landed on the cross-country tour with Clint Cash and the Cowhands when real guitarist Brian Love breaks his arm. Read full book review >