Search Results: "J.R. Moehringer"


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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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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 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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CUT ME FREE by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A thriller tracing the evolution of a strong-willed protagonist as she rallies against the demons of her past, dampened by forced romance. (Thriller. 12-18)"
After escaping abuse at the hands of her parents, one girl must fight to save herself and those closest to her from a new threat. Read full book review >

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THE ROW by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A great hook with deeply unsatisfying follow-through.(Mystery. 14-18)"
A girl learns a devastating truth. Read full book review >

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THE LURE OF AFRICA by J.R. Collier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2008

"More a harrowing memoir than a travelogue on the beauty of Africa."
A Canadian divorcee packs up her family and moves to Africa. Read full book review >

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FULL TIDE OF NIGHT by J.R. Dunn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Intelligent, well organized, often gripping, but with the backdrop and plot all too obviously distorted to accommodate Dunn's dialectic: impressive, sure, but not entirely convincing."
Far-future politico-philosophical showdown from the author of the stunning time travel novel Days of Cain (1997), etc. The mysterious, deadly, and irresistible Erinye—masters of artificial intelligence and VR—conquered the solar system, destroying everything they perceived as a threat; only one person, Julia "Jay" Amalfi, and her companion, Cary, an immature artificial intelligence, fled in a starship to the glaciated planet Midgard. Read full book review >

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DRUGS by J.R. Helton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"The takeaway: Drugs are boring. Find something interesting to do—and something interesting to read."
This is your book. This is your book on drugs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"To this book's favor, though, there are more footnotes than in a Glenn Beck diatribe, and without the Woodrow Wilson bashing."
A cri de coeur from another outraged right-winger about the supposed evils of liberalism. Read full book review >

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IMPURE by J.R. Bailey
Released: July 12, 2011

"A scattered but enjoyable romp through creative supernatural history."
In Bailey's debut novel, a young necromancer must reign in his "tainted" magic and fight on the side of the righteous. Read full book review >