Search Results: "Jame Richards"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: April 13, 2010

"With an atmosphere like that of Jennifer Donnelly's A Northern Light (2003) and skilled wordsmithing akin to Jen Bryant's, the staccato pulsing of this love story builds the tension and puts human faces on a devastating disaster. (author's note, timeline, further reading) (Historical fiction. YA)"
Told in free verse with multiple voices, this novel dramatically recreates the impact of the historic tragedy of the Johnstown, Pa., flood on the lives of six people from 1888 to 1889. Read full book review >

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KEITH RICHARDS by Christopher Sandford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2004

"Less than a glance at what drove 'the man death forgot.'"
Hollow if high-revved portrait of the Rolling Stones guitarist and songwriter from rock-music biographer Sandford (Mick Jagger, 1994, etc.). The only thing missing, tellingly, is his subject's voice. Read full book review >

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Kara Richards by C. S. Eubank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2015

"Intrigue abounds, but too much is left to the reader's imagination."
In this fantasy debut, a group of teens prepare for war against the evil magician who killed their parents. Read full book review >

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KEITH RICHARDS by Victor Bockris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Interesting, and probably choice fare for Richards fans, but hardly gospel. (B&w photographs—not seen.)"
A gushing Keith Richards fanzine and high-bias Rolling Stones history. Read full book review >

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BLIP! by Barnaby Richards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A sweet introduction to sequential art. (Graphic early reader. 4-6)"
What happens if your spaceship crash-lands on an alien planet and your vocabulary happens to be very limited? Read full book review >

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India: Future Tense by Peter Richards
Released: April 28, 2015

"A recommended primer for professionals looking to conduct business with India and for interested laypeople."
Debut author Richards brings five decades of close involvement with India to this efficient, perceptive exploration of the teeming country. Read full book review >

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THELONIOUS RISING by Judith Richards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2014

"A bittersweet, sobering urban adventure story of realistic love and redemption."
In this coming-of-age adventure, a survivor rises from the destruction of post-Katrina New Orleans to not just rebuild his life, but find and claim his heritage. Read full book review >

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PHOENIX by Elizabeth Richards
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2013

"Just as dreadful as the first book. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
The turgid adventures of a half-breed vampire and the human girl who loves him continue (Black City, 2012). Read full book review >

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BLACK CITY by Elizabeth Richards
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Bloated and banal. (Paranormal romance. 14-16)"
Eyes will roll. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF WONDERS by Jasmine Richards
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A sprightly, accessible series opener recommended for those ready for a change of venue from standard-issue, middle-grade fantasy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Dipping into the deep plot well of Middle Eastern fairy and folk tales, this buoyant debut offers a fresh plot, brisk pacing and engaging characters. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"A patiently crafted glimpse 'through a crack in the wardrobe' of the devastation wrought on Russian society during the turbulent post-Communist '90s. See Daniel Treisman's The Return (2011) for a more comprehensive history of Russia from Gorbachev to Medvedev."
The editor of openDemocracy Russia doggedly pursues the question: What does it mean to be Russian, now that communism has collapsed? Read full book review >