Search Results: "Morty Sklar"


BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 8, 1992

A strong anthology, selected from over 3,000 nominations made by the editors of 364 literary magazines and small presses, of challenging and generally first-rate stories, poems, and illustrations (photos, art work). Read full book review >

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THE PICTURE OF MORTY AND RAY by Daniel Pinkwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"There may be a lesson here, but don't bet on it. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Pinkwater often illustrates his own wacky tales, but here he's found a kindred spirit in Davis. Read full book review >

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CITY BOYS by Robert Sklar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"Worthwhile and serious. (Forty b&w illustrations—not seen.)"
Solid cultural and political history of film icons James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, and John Garfield—and how, through their performances, they achieved their images as explosive, larger-than- life Manhattan city boys. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 27, 2011

"Loquacious but enjoyable."
Guggenmoose presents a campus mystery involving theft, murder and ancient Rome. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 18, 2000

"An essential work for anyone interested in the early days of abolitionism and the women's movement in North America. (15 illustrations, not seen)"
A lively anthology tracing the emergence of the women's-rights movement in the US during the turbulent antebellum period. Read full book review >

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THE END OF MARRIAGE by Nina Vida
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Sympathetic characters vividly detailed, but trapped in action overload."
From veteran Vida (Between Sisters, 1996, etc.), a tale with more twists and turns than Pacific Route One: a scarred man and a woman are brought together by a suicide that looks suspiciously like murder. Read full book review >

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A HOUSE AMONG THE TREES by Julia Glass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"This is a fitting tribute to the man who brought boldness and emotional depth to children's literature: vivid without being simplistic, as grippingly readable as it is thoughtful."
The sudden death of a successful children's author leaves the survivors to grapple with his legacy and consider the secrets we all keep in this radiant latest from Glass (And the Dark Sacred Night, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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RINGER by Brian M. Wiprud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2011

"Wiprud (Buy Back, 2010, etc.) even provides a wholesome moral lesson for 'others who have been framed by two insane rich people who were hell-bent to kill each other.'"
Morty Martinez, Brooklyn's wealthiest ex-housecleaner, returns from Bolivia for another round of criminal mischief and belly laughs. Read full book review >

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CURSE OF THE SPELLMANS by Lisa Lutz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2008

"The Spellmans return with more personality than plot."
The dysfunctional Spellman family private-investigation firm is back in action with another heavily annotated adventure. Read full book review >