Search Results: "Marc Rainer"


BOOK REVIEW

CAPITAL KILL by Marc Rainer
Released: March 31, 2012

"Despite its straightforward formula, the book's intense action, realistic tone and memorable characters will keep readers engrossed in this popcorn thriller with a superb payoff."
Lawyer Jeff Trask is just settling into his new job as an Assistant U.S. Attorney when he becomes embroiled in what seems at first to be a simple murder case, but quickly evolves into a high-stakes international case that could break an already-strapped legal system. Read full book review >

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A Winter of Wolves by Marc Rainer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2016

"The lawyer-hero remains, as always, resolute and razor sharp, even when using his gun more than his legal brain."
This latest entry in the Jeff Trask thriller series finds the federal prosecutor chasing a killer who targets police officers. Read full book review >

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Death's White Horses by Marc Rainer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2014

"An invigorating thriller with an engaging protagonist surrounded by equally worthy characters."
Rainer's third thriller featuring Jeff Trask (Horns of the Devil, 2013, etc.) pits the D.C. attorney against drug dealers. Read full book review >

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HORNS OF THE DEVIL by Marc Rainer
Released: Dec. 7, 2012

"A well-paced mystery featuring an entertainingly complicated protagonist, supported by a robust cast."
Federal prosecutor Jeff Trask returns (Capital Kill, 2012) to work on a case involving murdered Salvadoran gang members. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"This is an interesting but not quite satisfying addition to the Adventures in Art series and is also less suitable for the younger readers for whom it is intended. (Biography. 12+)"
Marc Chagall is a difficult subject for a biography, especially one for children. Read full book review >

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MARC CHAGALL by Brigitta Höpler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"The book's creative design makes this highly appropriate for use in art-appreciation lessons at the elementary level. (Biography. 8-11)"
Playfully arranged multicolored text complements the artwork in this short but enticing introduction to Chagall's work. Read full book review >

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MARC CHAGALL by Jonathan Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2007

"At times too brief, but written with clarity and compassion: a portrait Chagall would have enjoyed."
A brisk and very sympathetic biography of the celebrated painter by fiction-writer Wilson (An Ambulance Is on the Way, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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A PICTURE FOR MARC by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Simple black-and-white drawings have a childlike quality as if done by the young Chagall. (author's note, bibliography) (Fiction. 6-10)"
For a young Jewish boy growing up in Tsarist Russia, wanting to become an artist is not likely to meet with enthusiastic parental support. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"A strong, fascinating portrait of a nation undergoing an astonishing transformation."
Riboud, a superb documentary photographer, has traveled repeatedly in China over the past 40 years. Read full book review >

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MARC BROWN'S PLAYTIME RHYMES by Marc Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Just right for family play, while honoring the tradition of passing these rhymes to future generations. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
Twenty of Brown's favorite finger rhymes, complete with tiny pictograms to demonstrate motions and actions for each phrase. Read full book review >

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I AM MARC CHAGALL by Bimba Landmann
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A timeline provides concrete facts, but the overall effect of the whole inevitably (and perhaps appropriately) emphasizes image over mere biography. (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Hot on the heels of Michelle Markel's Dreamer from the Village (2005) comes another picture-book biography of the great 20th-century surrealist, this one illustrated with stunningly three-dimensional mixed-media collages. Read full book review >

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APPRENTICED TO VENUS by Tristine  Rainer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2017

"Feminists and fans of Nin's work will enjoy this unique insider's portrait of a complex, pivotal figure in women's liberation."
Getting to know lust, love, and Anaïs Nin (1903-1977). Read full book review >