Search Results: "Linda Robinson"


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ONE HUNDRED VICTORIES by Linda Robinson
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Approachable, detailed account of the men for whom extreme warfare is a daily job and the American policies driving their expanded mission."
A sympathetic academic examines how American special operations came to dominate the Afghanistan war. Read full book review >

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RAIN! by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Altogether delightful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A child and an adult look at rain from both sides. Read full book review >

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NEKOMAH CREEK by Linda Crew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Robinson's deft drawings are low-key but perceptive. (Fiction. 8- 12)"
Robby's fourth-grade teacher's conventional concern about his parents' division of labor (Dad takes care of the two-year- old twins while Mom, an artist, holds down a job)—and about the fact that Robby reads all the time, even at recess—prompts her to send him to Mrs. Van Gent, the school counselor. Read full book review >

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WHAT ANIMALS REALLY LIKE by Fiona Robinson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Guffaws and surprising twists (plus Timbertooth's exaggerated tantrums) will have youngsters clamoring for a repeat performance. Brava! (Picture book. 4-8)"
World-famous conductor Herbert Timberteeth (an aptly named beaver) is about to debut his new song, "What Animals Like Most." Read full book review >

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STARSEED by Spider Robinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Still, Stardance fans will want to investigate."
Sequel to Stardance, the Robinsons' combination of dance, aliens, and politics in orbit above 21st-century Earth. Read full book review >

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STARMIND by Spider Robinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1995

Third in the trilogy (Starseed, 1991, etc.) about the Stardancers, human-alien symbiotes who are able to live unprotected in space, and who can share a mingled consciousness as and when they wish. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Good, goofy fun. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
While heading by train to Whiska City to chase her dream of becoming a detective, Jenny the donkey meets a menagerie of new friends who will make perfect partners in her new venture. Read full book review >

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PARANORMAL by Gary Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"A dramatic tale—or the first part of one, anyway—heavily steeped in tribal lore. (Paranormal suspense. 11-13)"
The young Cherokee seer struck by lightning in Abnormal (2014) acquires more extrasensory powers after a near-death experience in this partial sequel. Read full book review >

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BROKEN PROMISES by Anitha Robinson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2017

"A middle volume only thinly held together by overdone alien tropes. (Science fiction. 13-18)"
Kalli loses faith in Ellis and fights to free the girls housing the embryos of his dying alien species. Read full book review >

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A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE by Kevin Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 1993

"More readers will be put off, though, by the mean-spirited sallies among Sam, Stick, and his ever-so idiosyncratic chums."
Wheelchair-bound paraplegic Stick Foster, an Orlando, Florida, reporter, attends a fancy shindig at the law firm his wife Sam (another ``para'') works for when the senior partner drops dead. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 2002

"Robinson is a sharp storyteller, jarring and fascinating as he goes, which makes his message of personal responsibility, of the kind of sacrifice and vision that have always been in short supply, a welcome obligation."
The story of a man who is making a significant difference to young African-Americans, told within the framework of a general condemnation of African-American circumstances in today's America, from activist Robinson (The Debt, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF ADAM by Marilynne Robinson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 14, 1998

"This is a book written in hope."
The author of Housekeeping (1980) and Mother Country (1989) challenges the accepted views of Calvin, Darwin, and others to invigorate intellectual discourse and, by extension, change our days and minds. Read full book review >