Search Results: "L. B. Tillit"


BOOK REVIEW

UNCHAINED by L. B. Tillit
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Despite a few oversimplifications, this is a thoughtful and accessible story about the many meanings—positive and negative—of family. (Fiction. 12-15) "
In an unnamed city, the son of drug-addicted parents finds a loving foster home, then loses everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Mohammed A Mechanic and Mary A Maid by B L Gautam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2014

"A somewhat rough but insightful look at how people endure."
These eight short stories explore issues of sex, guilt, family expectations and more in modern India. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

"If such changes are not made, the authors insist, democratic society will collapse, as it always does when 'taxes fall most onerously on those least able to pay.'"
An altogether rare bird: a book meant for a popular audience that actually speaks kindly of the IRS. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID & LEE ROY by David L. Nelson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Nelson neatly pulls together the story of two lives, representatives of their generation, to build something more durable and more valuable than personal memories alone."
Haunted by a continued sense of loss and guilt, a former Marine Corps Captain investigates the death of his childhood friend in Vietnam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF BARKLEY by L. B. Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2014

"An unusually full-bodied love story that will wrap itself around the heart of anyone who has been fortunate enough to experience life with a dog."
Debut author Johnson enters the literary scene with a beautifully penned eulogy to the Labrador retriever who taught her to appreciate life in the moment while helping open her fractured heart to the joys of love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 1996

"While none of the ideas here are radically new, Williams presents his vision of a police department with enthusiasm and grace, and with the results to back it up."
A surprisingly compassionate, common-sense guide to controlling crime, from the police chief of Los Angeles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 2012

"Readers must cling to the hope that things are not as bad as the authors claim."
An angry attack on Washington and the wealthy, asserting that their alliance has distorted the economy, shrunk the middle class and enriched the already rich. Read full book review >

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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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BOOK REVIEW

ELUSIVE QUARRY by B. Comfort
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 1995

"The second hardcover adventure for a geriatric Nancy Drew whose cases bustle with harmless energy."
Two rivals have been dueling over flinty Hilary Oat's Vermont mountain tract and his neighbor Sophie Beaumont's affections. Read full book review >