Search Results: "James Reich"


BOOK REVIEW

BOMBSHELL by James Reich
Released: July 16, 2013

"The feminist heroine is a fresh twist on the thriller genre, but the story doesn't deliver much excitement."
A feminist activist, born in the midst of the Chernobyl disaster of 1986, initiates a series of systematic strikes against the American nuclear industry. Read full book review >

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UP HAMSTER, DOWN HAMSTER by Kass Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"For a genuinely engaging hamster adventure (for slightly older children), pick up Peggy Rathman's 10 Minutes Till Bedtime (1998)—an exact opposite of this weak offering. (Board book. 2-4)"
Hamsters demonstrate opposites in this new board book. Read full book review >

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THE JEWISH WAR by Tova Reich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 1995

"An effectively unsettling mix of the satiric and tragic (and conceivably prophetic): Reich has lost none of her bite and insight, and may well have gained a new summit in her literary achievements."
The earthy yet transcendent wit of Reich's previous efforts (Master of the Return, 1988; Mara, 1978) takes a grim, decidedly unfunny twist in this story of zealots and conflict in the heart of Israel. Read full book review >

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VAN CLIBURN by Howard Reich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 1993

"Prospective Cliburnites are better advised to invest in the CD re-release of his legendary performances of Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto and Rachmaninoff's second. (Illustrations—16 pp. color & b&w—not seen) (First printing of 35,000)"
The noted American pianist receives an overlong popular biography, stuffed with irritating detail on virtually every page. Read full book review >

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RULES OF DECEPTION by Christopher Reich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2008

"Proof positive that whatever state-of-the-art labels you paste on fictional spies, their main appeal remains nostalgic."
International intrigue in the 21st century, according to Reich's latest thriller, looks an awful lot like international intrigue in the 20th. Read full book review >

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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BOOK REVIEW

STAND UP AND SING! by Susanna Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"While not a comprehensive treatment of Seeger's life, this is an excellent introduction; read and sing along—loudly. (author's note, quotation sources, selected sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
In the world of American folk music, Pete Seeger stood tall and proud in his unflinching, lifelong commitment to human rights and dignity. Read full book review >

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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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LEDA'S SONG FOR PETE
by Julie Danielson

It’s been a good time lately to be a Pete Seeger fan – that is, if you want to read about his life. Young readers were introduced earlier this year to Susanna Reich’s picture book Stand Up and Sing! Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice, illustrated by Adam Gustavson. And just last year, Anita Silvey brought readers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RULES OF VENGEANCE by Christopher Reich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Like 007's obsession with Blofeld, Jonathan's hyperinflated connubial problems seem intended to turn international terrorism into good, clean human-scale fun."
The secret-agent wife a Doctors Without Borders physician thought had been killed at the beginning of Rules of Deception (2008) is still alive enough to make big trouble for him and the rest of the world. Read full book review >