Search Results: "Jonathan Rabb"


BOOK REVIEW

THE OVERSEER by Jonathan Rabb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1998

"In a book, say, 75 pages thinner, Rabb's intriguing odd couple might have been enough to carry the day."
A (fictitious) master plan for 16th-century megalomaniacs sets the game afoot in this reasonably interesting, though overlong, thriller by first-time author Rabb. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND SON by Jonathan Rabb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"The well-researched Civil War details elbow aside the family drama, to the novel's detriment."
Retired German cop searches for his son in Spain as the Civil War begins; this is the last volume in the Hoffner trilogy, after Rosa (2005) and Shadow and Light (2009). Read full book review >

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AMONG THE LIVING by Jonathan Rabb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An overly schematic novel about suffering, trauma, and the possibility of healing that works best in its moments of quiet, spare description."
Yitzhak Goldah arrives in Savannah, Georgia, in 1947 with a hat, a small suitcase, and the suit on his back, like "a sail still holding its shape even after the wind has died away." Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF Q by Jonathan Rabb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Digressive churchy lore heedlessly hobbles narrative pace."
Overstuffed thriller, not nearly as smooth as Rabb's first (The Overseer, 1998), about religion, ambition, murderous metaphysicians, dark doings in the Vatican, a virtuous priest, and some sinning cardinals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF Q by Jonathan Rabb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Digressive churchy lore heedlessly hobbles narrative pace."
Overstuffed thriller, not nearly as smooth as Rabb's first (The Overseer, 1998), about religion, ambition, murderous metaphysicians, dark doings in the Vatican, a virtuous priest, and some sinning cardinals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSA by Jonathan Rabb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"As before (The Book of Q, 2001, etc.), Rabb saps the strength of a perfectly good story by taking too long to tell it."
In 1918 Berlin, the cops think they've got a serial killer on their hands until the latest victim turns out to be Rosa Luxemburg. Read full book review >

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SHADOW AND LIGHT by Jonathan Rabb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2009

"Rabb's prose can occasionally be provokingly gnomic, but as usual, he has a good story to tell and most readers will bear with him contentedly."
A suspicious suicide at a film studio sets off a chilling chain of events in the second of Rabb's Berlin-between-the-wars trilogy (Rosa, 2005). Read full book review >

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CURES FOR HEARTBREAK by Margo Rabb
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Touching and tender. (Fiction. YA)"
When her mother dies unexpectedly, a teen seeks and eventually finds cures for her broken heart. Read full book review >

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KISSING IN AMERICA by Margo Rabb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Wise, inspiring, and ultimately uplifting—not to be missed. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Best friends leave New York City for the first time and take a transformative road trip to Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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by Leila Roy

While the multiple sexual harassment lawsuits make him a somewhat problematic figure now, Bob Barker was a hugely iconic figure in my childhood. I was really only allowed to watch daytime television when I was home sick from school, so I associate him—and The Price is Right—with lying on the couch with the flu. A weird treat for a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FARM by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A cheery, interactive offering that serves tots well by bringing a selection of interesting sensations right to their eager little fingertips. (Board book. 1-3)"
This rhyming, tactile title introduces little ones to life on a farm. Read full book review >