Search Results: "Norma Cobb"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Call it dull on ice."
A grinding memoir of life in the Alaskan wild. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Still, it's a spirited story, and readers will look forward to the likely sequels. (Fantasy. 11 & up)"
Noah Sark is on assignment, for Heaven's sake! Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Readers will be well-helped by having read the first two books; and though younger teens will enjoy them, high-schoolers will better appreciate Blue's brainy adventures. (Fiction. 13+)"
Moral dilemma, media frenzy, and money money money figure in this complicated, funny, and completely satisfying episode of Blue Avenger. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Bibliography; photos and index not seen. (Biography. 12+)"
An author of over 60 YA novels brings fine narrative skill to a sympathetic portrait of one of her greatest predecessors. Read full book review >

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AN EYE FOR DARK PLACES by Norma Marder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 6, 1993

"Painfully overextended and sketchy at times, but, still, an imaginative first effort from a distinctive voice that deserves to be heard again."
A fantastic reality beyond the bleak one offered a lonely woman—at the end of her tether in a fragmented future England- -serves as the wellspring of hope in this ambitious, original debut from Illinois-based Marder. Read full book review >

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INSTEAD by Norma Shainin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"A moving novel of family, history and dreams deferred that captures the joys and pains of both sisterhood and romantic love."
A deftly conjured historical novel dealing with the darker side of love and familial legacy. Read full book review >

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Falcon Down by C.H. Cobb
Released: June 13, 2013

"This first installment chronicling the adventures of Maj. Jacob Kelly turns out to be an undisputed success."
An Air Force pilot with a few skills not in his official dossier finds himself on the run in a hostile nation in the first thriller of this trilogy. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF PASSOVER by Norma Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"Those looking for a general overview of Passover's rituals and background will find this charmingly low-key. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A gentle retelling of the Passover story, first published in 1965 with pictures by Symeon Shimin, has been newly illustrated by Weihs. Read full book review >

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KAREL CAPEK: LIFE AND WORK by Ivan Klíma
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2002

"A fine introduction to the work of a writer who ought to have won a Nobel Prize, and who richly deserves future generations of readers."
An informative critical biography, commissioned by the publisher, of the great Czech writer (1890-1938), whose witty allegorical and satirical fiction and drama comprise a treasure trove largely unexplored by contemporary readers. Read full book review >