Search Results: "Jerry Clark"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"Gripping if occasionally drawn-out account of a gruesome crime wave and a victim who survived it."
A 1920s rape and murder spree, re-created with grisly details both real and imagined. Read full book review >

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JERRY SPINELLI
by Alex Heimbach

Jerry Spinelli first met Ellen Adams 15 years ago in his hometown of Norristown, Pennsylvania. She introduced herself and explained that she too had grown up in town, in fact, just about a mile from where they were standing, in the county jail. Her father had been the warden, so his family had lived in quarters right above the main ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LETTERS FROM HILLSIDE FARM by Jerry Apps
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"Neither George's experiences nor the author's pedagogical additions offer much to engage readers' hearts or minds. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Faint echoes of the middle volumes of the Little House series are all that animate this bland, Depression-era epistolary tale. Read full book review >

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LOVE, STARGIRL by Jerry Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Those meeting Stargirl here for the first time will want to read the previous work to see if Leo is worthy of her devotion. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fifteen-year-old Susan "Stargirl" Caraway has moved to Pennsylvania, but as independent and free-spirited as she is, she can't seem to let go of Arizona and her old boyfriend Leo Borlock. Read full book review >

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FOURTH GRADE RATS by Jerry Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Hurwitz league. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The latest Newbery winner spins a funny, light story about a couple of boys who take to heart a familiar chant: "First grade babies!/Second grade cats!/Third Grade angels!/Fourth grade rats!" Read full book review >

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POLICE BRUTALITY by Jerry Bornstein
NONFICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"Highly recommended for social studies collections. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A balanced, well-organized summary of issues raised by the Rodney King case, effectively presenting some of the insights of modern sociology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REMEMBERING CHARLIE: A Pictorial Biography by Jerry Epstein
Released: April 16, 1989

A sweetheart, surely the most intimate and moving picture of Chaplin's last three decades that we will ever have. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"The bibliography is dense and uninviting, but overall this is an attractive, accessible portrait of cowboys, longhorns, and an era. (map, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
They were independent, freedom-loving, and strong—the longhorns, that is. Read full book review >

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BLACKLIST by Jerry Ludwig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2014

"An insider's heartfelt fictionalized account of the toxic legacy of the blacklist, decked out with an untidy mystery, an excruciatingly familiar cast, and dozens of references to real-life Hollywood and D.C. figures. The ideal audience would be readers who've never heard of the blacklist and readers who can't forget it."
Five years after what seemed the definitive humiliation of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, the Hollywood blacklist claims new victims. Read full book review >

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STILL SHOT by Jerry Kennealy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"Carroll's second features too many secrets, too many felonies, too many detectives working at cross-purposes, too many dead folks in the back story, and ultimately too many killers."
A Hollywood starlet who disappeared years ago resurfaces just in time to die, an apparent suicide nobody believes. Read full book review >