Search Results: "Jeff Rubin"


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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A personal, heart-rending story of struggle and anguish in the face of unconditional love."
Following the untimely death of his adopted African-American son, a father seeks posthumous reconciliation in this affecting collection of personal letters by Gough. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Clearly written and smartly argued, although short on nuance."
Contradicting conventional wisdom about the worldwide recession now in its fourth year, a Canadian economist predicts a gloomy future for consumers who worship growth. Read full book review >

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WHEN JEFF COMES HOME by Catherine Atkins
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Readers will not be able to view incidents of kidnapping and sexual abuse in the same way again. (Fiction. 13+)"
An accomplished, intense, and powerful first novel about what happens when a kidnapped boy is returned to his family. Read full book review >

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TOO SOON FOR JEFF by Marilyn Reynolds
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Another candidate for next year's BBYA list. (Fiction. 12+)"
Jeff, almost 18, and Christy, two years younger, have been going together for months. Read full book review >

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FAT BALD JEFF by Leslie Stella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"More convincing as a stand-up comedy routine than a novel, but nonetheless a hilarious send-up of hippies and hipsters."
Newcomer Stella, founder of the Chicago 'zine Lumpen, creates a slacker hell and a disgruntled, wisecracking protagonist who rages successfully against the machine. Read full book review >

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JEAN LAFFITE by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Still, this will suffice as an introduction for die-hard pirate fans and add an interesting, quirky footnote to American history. (author's note, bibliography, index) (Picture book/biography. 8-11)"
Who knew that some pirates in the old days were Jewish and fought on the side of the good guys? Mateys, meet Jean Laffite, a real pirate of the Caribbean. Read full book review >

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JEFF IN VENICE, DEATH IN VARANASI by Geoff Dyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"Unsatisfying as a novel, but the observations are piquant enough to make for an enjoyable read."
Part novel, part cultural travelogue, this latest from the British critic and novelist (The Ongoing Moment, 2005, etc.) consists of two sections, linked by the narrator's sensibility. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Anyone interested in exploring the compelling case of Hurricane Carter would be well-advised to start elsewhere."
A labored retelling of the controversial murder prosecution of boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. Read full book review >

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SAMURAI SANTA by Rubin Pingk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"This unusual if culturally hegemonic Christmas story will appeal to kids interested in ninjas and samurais and, of course, to any kids who like an epic snowball fight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mischievous little ninja scares Santa away and then receives an unexpected gift in the form of a huge snowball fight. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"An eloquent dive into World War I cemeteries, monuments, mines, and trenches."
A journey back to the French rural landscape where so many American soldiers fell during World War I. Read full book review >

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THE IMPOSSIBLE CLUE by Sarah  Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A perplexing mystery with a savvy sleuth and unexpected outcome. (Mystery. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old math whiz keen on solving problems tackles the case of a missing scientist. Read full book review >

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EATING BULL by Carrie Rubin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 2015

"A solid thriller that manages to infuse one boy's coming-of-age with a whole lot of murder."
An obese teenage boy agrees to be the face of a lawsuit against the fast-food industry, not realizing that doing so has marked him as a target for a serial killer. Read full book review >