Search Results: "Margo Rabb"


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KISSING IN AMERICA by Margo Rabb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Wise, inspiring, and ultimately uplifting—not to be missed. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Best friends leave New York City for the first time and take a transformative road trip to Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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CURES FOR HEARTBREAK by Margo Rabb
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Touching and tender. (Fiction. YA)"
When her mother dies unexpectedly, a teen seeks and eventually finds cures for her broken heart. Read full book review >

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MARGO THINKS TWICE by Monica Arnaldo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2016

"Warm and winning. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Margo's mother expresses her worries, Margo takes her concerns to heart. Read full book review >

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THE CREEPY CASE FILES OF MARGO MALOO by Drew Weing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A tough, ambitious, and courageous heroine is always welcome, and Margo and Charles are an odd couple kids will enjoy rooting for. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
In the grand tradition of childhood adventures executed free from adult interference, this graphic novel takes readers on escapades involving two young monster hunters and the ghosts, goblins, and other wicked beasties lurking in the underbelly of their city. Read full book review >

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THE OVERSEER by Jonathan Rabb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1998

"In a book, say, 75 pages thinner, Rabb's intriguing odd couple might have been enough to carry the day."
A (fictitious) master plan for 16th-century megalomaniacs sets the game afoot in this reasonably interesting, though overlong, thriller by first-time author Rabb. Read full book review >

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AMONG THE LIVING by Jonathan Rabb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An overly schematic novel about suffering, trauma, and the possibility of healing that works best in its moments of quiet, spare description."
Yitzhak Goldah arrives in Savannah, Georgia, in 1947 with a hat, a small suitcase, and the suit on his back, like "a sail still holding its shape even after the wind has died away." Read full book review >

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SHADOW AND LIGHT by Jonathan Rabb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2009

"Rabb's prose can occasionally be provokingly gnomic, but as usual, he has a good story to tell and most readers will bear with him contentedly."
A suspicious suicide at a film studio sets off a chilling chain of events in the second of Rabb's Berlin-between-the-wars trilogy (Rosa, 2005). Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF Q by Jonathan Rabb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Digressive churchy lore heedlessly hobbles narrative pace."
Overstuffed thriller, not nearly as smooth as Rabb's first (The Overseer, 1998), about religion, ambition, murderous metaphysicians, dark doings in the Vatican, a virtuous priest, and some sinning cardinals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF Q by Jonathan Rabb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Digressive churchy lore heedlessly hobbles narrative pace."
Overstuffed thriller, not nearly as smooth as Rabb's first (The Overseer, 1998), about religion, ambition, murderous metaphysicians, dark doings in the Vatican, a virtuous priest, and some sinning cardinals. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND SON by Jonathan Rabb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"The well-researched Civil War details elbow aside the family drama, to the novel's detriment."
Retired German cop searches for his son in Spain as the Civil War begins; this is the last volume in the Hoffner trilogy, after Rosa (2005) and Shadow and Light (2009). Read full book review >

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ROSA by Jonathan Rabb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"As before (The Book of Q, 2001, etc.), Rabb saps the strength of a perfectly good story by taking too long to tell it."
In 1918 Berlin, the cops think they've got a serial killer on their hands until the latest victim turns out to be Rosa Luxemburg. Read full book review >