Search Results: "Larry Ruttman"


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AMERICAN JEWS AND AMERICA'S GAME by Larry Ruttman
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"Almost always charming, occasionally enlightening and sometimes just plain odd."
An idiosyncratic collection of interviews with American Jews on, off and some barely near the field of baseball. Read full book review >

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THE CARTOON GUIDE TO CALCULUS by Larry Gonick
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"This is no idiot's guide to math, but it could be useful as a supplement to a standard course in calculus."
A tour of calculus from the polymath whose illustrated guides have illuminated a wide range of subjects, from genetics and sex to the environment and the universe. Read full book review >

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ATTACK OF THE SMART PIES by Larry Gonick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Sporting an array of odd forms in the tiny vignettes with which this tale is sprinkled, the New Muses may keep their current fans amused, but they're unlikely to draw many new ones with this offbeat episode. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A zany premise and an equally off-the-wall plot keep this wandering tale—the first separate outing for characters with a regular gig in MUSE magazine—afloat, but just barely. Read full book review >

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EPILOGUE FOR MURDER by Larry Shriner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 23, 1994

"A noteworthy debut."
First-time mystery writer Shriner creates a college professor turned private detective, Bennett Cole, who after nearly a decade of sleuthing around Atlanta has never investigated a murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 1998

"But this is at heart an unsurprising work with no fresh insights. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Nager is a documentary filmmaker and former music editor of the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the only daily paper in the Home of the Blues, a fair set of credentials for the author of a chronicle of the city's musical history. Read full book review >

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THE RAGTIME FOOL by Larry Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2010

"In the final volume of his Ragtime trilogy (The King of Ragtime, 2008, etc.), Karp seamlessly weaves real people like Campbell into an interesting historical yarn with a whodunit kicker."
Ragtime music and racial tensions rise and clash in the 1950s, leading to murder. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"An unpredictable, unfailingly intelligent demonstration of a unique wit given free reign."
The Thurber Prize winner struts his stuff. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

Physician Dossey (Medicine and Meaning, 1991, etc.) continues to probe links between medicine and spirituality in this popular study of the healing power of prayer. Read full book review >

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PRIZE STORIES 2001 by Larry Dark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2001

"A strong year for the series."
For this year's collection—short fiction's version of the All-Star Team—editor Dark has reduced the number of stories from twenty to seventeen in order to include three lengthier pieces. Read full book review >

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DAY OF WRATH by Larry Bond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 1998

"Well, you know, it's your typical fifth novel's divinely inspired terrorists—and they're not waving sparklers."
Former naval military analyst and intelligence officer Bond, ex-collaborator with Tom Clancy (on Red Storm Rising) and now a spectacularly large-selling, spankingly reviewed technothriller author himself (The Enemy Within, 1996, etc.), slaps scenes into his computer like fresh magazine clips. Read full book review >