Search Results: "Joel Robert Anderson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HELLION by Joel Robert Anderson
Released: June 23, 2012

"Like an unholy union between Garrison Keillor and Stephen King, this book mixes small-town Americana with horror in ways that can be odd, off-putting and sometimes compelling."
A young man with an abusive childhood discovers he's the son of Satan and becomes a prince of hell. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ICE AGE by Robert Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Anderson is a writer to watch."
Brilliantly imaginative debut collection of ten stories, by this year's winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award. Read full book review >

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CONTRAILS by Robert Anderson
Released: March 31, 2012

"This airline tell-all and comical crime tale is recommended in-flight reading."
In Anderson's debut thriller, a grounded pilot launches a new career as a drug runner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE FUGUE by Robert Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2004

"Ambitions this outsized need more coherent themes and ideas."
Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, and Assia Weevil get reimagined by the author of Ice Age (stories: 2000), who also stirs a fictional Robert Anderson and several New York catastrophes into an overstuffed first novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAMLAND by Robert L. Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Anderson creates a spellbinding landscape but then leaves it achingly underexplored. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Reality blurs into nightmare when a dream-walking girl breaks all the rules to help the boy she loves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 11, 2006

"Ho-hum for the conspiracy, but the 62-year-old newshound, who takes his buffeting with Candide-like jauntiness, is an authentic charmer."
Pulitzer Prize-winner Anderson's posthumously published final exercise in (fictional) muckraking (Millennium,1994, etc.)—about a conspiracy as unlikely as it is dastardly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A poignant, liberating memoir-recognizable for many and liberating for most."
A formerly closeted man blows the lid off of his homosexuality “like gangbusters.” Read full book review >

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ROBERT OLMSTEAD
by J.W. Bonner

At a time when our country’s past serves a daily story in the news, Robert Olmstead’s latest novel, Savage Country, takes readers back to the 19th-century frontier as well as returning readers to a more traditional type of yarn spinning: equal parts adventure tale, Biblical narrative, and Greek tragedy.

Savage Country depicts a world where justice is often ...


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JOEL SALINAS
by Laura Jenkins

Dr. Joel Salinas’ medical school mentor isn’t just a professor of psychiatry who studies the brain and behavior. Dr. Peg Nopoulos is also a combination of twos, threes and fives (heavy on the twos) as well as reds, violets, and oranges. Though that may sound like a psychedelic drug trip or some bizarre new-age reverie, Salinas is simply describing how ...


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MUCH ADO ABOUT NERDOM
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson

Cover Story: Comic Love

BFF Charm: Make it Rain

Swoonworthy Scale: 8

Talky Talk: Bard Meets Buffy

Bonus Factors: Shakespeare, Diversity, Awesome Grownups

Factor: Pop Culture Overload

Relationship Status: Kindred Spirits

Cover Story: Comic Love

Purely judging this book by the cover, I’d figure the story ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DEXTER BEXLEY AND THE BIG BLUE BEASTIE ON THE ROAD by Joel Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Readers will be perfectly happy just to be on the ride. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie are at it again in this entertaining sequel to their eponymous debut (2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FACE TO FACE WITH GRIZZLIES by Joel Sartore
ANIMALS
Released: May 8, 2007

"A glossy picture essay that young nature fans will enjoy browsing. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Tracking grizzlies from Alaska to the Rocky Mountains, a frequent National Geographic photographer, in a first book for children, gives young readers a first-hand account of daily life of these huge endangered mammals. Read full book review >