Search Results: "Lewis Richard Luchs"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 14, 2016

"An engrossing look at a wide-ranging career in the foreign service as well as a sweeping story of a globe-trotting life."
A memoir details the author's world travels and diverse responsibilities as a United States Information Agency officer. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF THE MANSE by Lewis Richard Luchs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2011

"A touching story of hope, courage, generosity and the resiliency of children."
In the 1940s, one family adopts four abandoned siblings in this true and tender recollection written by the eldest son. Read full book review >

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THE KILLING SEA by Richard Lewis
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 5, 2006

"Despite the emotional heaviness of this fictional story, Lewis tempers the tsunami's horror with Ruslan and Sarah's durable sense of hope and their new, but strongly forged friendship, which by the end borders on romance. (author's note, maps) (Fiction. YA)"
Drawing on experience as a volunteer relief worker in Indonesia and interviews with survivors, Lewis applies two human faces to the devastating 2005 tsunami. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON QUEEN by Richard Lewis
FANTASY
Released: June 17, 2008

"The epilogue invites either closure or a sequel. (Horror. 12 & up)"
A teen boy must save the world from his evil spirit twin. Read full book review >

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THE FLAME TREE by Richard Lewis
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"The author, who lives in Indonesia, clearly knows the culture and presumably hopes to build a bridge between the two religious traditions, but both emerge tarnished, especially Islam. (Fiction. YA)"
In this uneasy mix of thriller and didacticism, 12-year-old Isaac, son of American missionary doctors in Java, finds his life in danger after September 11, 2001, when fundamentalist Muslims rebel against Americans. Read full book review >

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IN THE SPACE OF THE SKY by Richard Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Together, they result in sensory overload that limits rather than expands the imagination. (Picture book/poetry. 4-7)"
Frasier's (Miss Alaineus, 2000, etc.) bright yellow, orange, red, green, and blue collages of cut paper set in quilt-like designs are dazzling. Read full book review >

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TIME TRIP ON A MOEBIUS STRIP by Richard D. Lewis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 2, 2007

"Trippy bit of indulgent storytelling, readable in short bursts."
A scientist enters another dimension through a giant seashell and meets a cast of historical characters. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

A valentine to the renowned Savoy, narrated by a lad born on the day it opened in 1926 and illustrated with eye-filling watercolors featuring sharply dressed hep cats and hot, high-steppin' crowds. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1989

An eyebrow-raising work of social history that examines how America's soldiers have been treated after each of this country's ten wars. Read full book review >

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MONSTER’S PROOF by Richard Lewis
FANTASY
Released: July 7, 2009

"Skip to the next problem. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Fifteen-year-old cheerleader Godeliva "Livey" Ell struggles with algebra, while her ten-year-old genius brother, Darby, resembles their clueless mathematician father, absent theoretical physicist mother and wacky great-aunt Ludy, a mathematician who worked on the first hydrogen bomb and developed the "Thingamabob Conjecture." Read full book review >

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ACROSS THE ALLEY by Richard Michelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A beautiful blend of story and art. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Jewish Abe and African-American Willie are best friends, but only secretly at night, through the windows of their city apartment buildings. Read full book review >