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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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 >

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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 1994

"If this fact-packed tale reads a bit like a TV docudrama—the kind you can't turn off, even though you know the ending—it's probably because it's scheduled to be a four-hour CBS miniseries."
Thanks to the fine-toothed-comb reporting of ace crime journalist Bledsoe (Blood Games, 1991, etc.), there's no mistaking for fiction this seemingly incredible tale of sex, greed, and murder. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2000

"Staying married and eliciting laughter: both are more of a challenge than the title might suggest. But if this requires more attention from the reader than expected, it also yields a more satisfying read."
More than a biography, this is an account of the whole gamut of emotions and experiences that populate and define a life. Read full book review >