Search Results: "Jerome Preisler"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A riveting chronicle of stunning achievement against the odds."
Just days from his 13th birthday, Daniel Trush suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage; this is the story of his miraculous recovery, recounted by Preisler (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Skin Deep, 2010, etc.) and the Trush family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A satisfying historical whodunit, redolent with Cold War paranoia and tragedy."
Convincing argument that the 1968 sinking of the nuclear submarine USS Scorpion, long considered an accident, was the result of a Soviet attack. Read full book review >

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JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT by Jerome Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1993

"A handsome presentation that wonderfully conveys the fascination of learning a lot about a particular species. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
In the manner of Wexler's Wonderful Pussy Willows (1992), a lucid description of this appealing woodland flower, focusing on its propagation and growth and complemented by stunning color photos detailing appearance, habitat, and such magnified details as the male and female flowers (one ``Jack'' can be either or both) and the tiny gnats that pollinate them. Read full book review >

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PET HAMSTERS by Jerome Wexler
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Using a format similar to that of his Pet Mice (1989), Wexler describes selecting and raising hamsters; offers advice on cages, equipment, diet, habits, and health; depicts mating, birth, and the hamsters' day-by-day development; and concludes with tips for photographers. Read full book review >

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EVERYDAY MYSTERIES by Jerome Wexler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The exercise is mildly amusing but the whole enterprise never overcomes a sense of languid familiarity. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A book of full-color photographs by Wexler (Jack-in-the- Pulpit, 1993, etc.) divided into five different sections, each of which invites readers to take a different close-up view of everyday objects, from sweaters to potato chips. Read full book review >

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Released: May 25, 1989

Personal/cultural memoir of growing up as a movie addict, with side-glances at the business. Read full book review >

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MARIA'S GIRLS by Jerome Charyn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1992

"Maria isn't as lucky, nor are unwary readers who aren't already steeped in the mythology of the Pink Commish."
The James Joyce of the police novel is at it again, this time with a manic, woolly tale of New York Police Commissioner Isaac Sidel's attempts to crack a ring of thieving school officials while protecting his flank from his sometime protÇgÇ detective Caroll Brent, formerly of the Sherwood Forest precinct in Central Park. Read full book review >

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BEAR HUG by Jerome Doolittle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Much fat-cat bashing and political savvy on S&L scams, but also much more violence than is necessary and a plot that's not much brighter than the Thornburgh cousins."
A sharp descent into pulp machismo for Boston's Tom Bethany (Body Scissors; Strangle Hold), who, here, tackles Texas bubbas and Maine rowdies while trying to track the whereabouts of funds that the late Dr. Denton Somerville invested for/bilked from a group of- -now hard-pressed—retirees. Read full book review >

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THE PRISONER'S SON by Jerome Gold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Fashionably gloomy, but it's all old hat—and nothing, but nothing, adds up."
Sequel to The Inquisitor (1991): In this near-future, or alternate-world, Seattle—the Pacific and southwestern states having been sold to Mexico—Sam Brave hangs out with his fellow gangsters until two of them are murdered by unknown assailants. Read full book review >