Search Results: "Peter E. Abresch"


BOOK REVIEW

BLOODY BONSAI by Peter E. Abresch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1998

"A bonus in this winsome, if guileless, debut is a short course in how to style a bonsai plant and use it as a murder weapon."
Unable to generate enthusiasm for anything since his wife's death, retired physical therapist James P. Dandy has let his children cajole him into attending an Elderhostel at the Jersey shore. Read full book review >

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SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW BASEBALL? by Peter E. Meltzer
NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2013

"Baseball fans care deeply about tradition, records and history. This book will help them grasp why the rules are so central to the game's past, present and future."
A lively, enlightening trip through the baseball rule book. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 2004

"More cautionary even than Apsley Cherry-Garrard's The Worst Journey of the World or Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air."
A mind-bending yet somberly reflective chronicle of mountaineer Hillary's otherworldly journey with two mates tracing Scott's route to the South Pole. Read full book review >

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DANTE'S DISCIPLES by Peter Crowther
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1996

"Topflight horror from one proud band of storytellers."
First-rate horror anthology, its 26 tales sparked by Dante's Inferno. Read full book review >

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TOMBS by Edward E.  Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1995

"Enjoyable."
A thematic anthology consisting of 21 original tales, a poem, and an utterly deranged introduction from Forrest J. Ackerman. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Best as a starting point in looking for help and as a summary of the standard medical position on these mental illnesses."
A concise but dry outline of the current standards of medical care for mental illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. BOHM AND THE HERRING by Peter Cohen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"An offbeat tale, worth trying with children who also like to wonder. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Bohm, whimsically depicted as an oddly shaped little man with vacant spectacles and an anxious brow, likes to ponder childlike questions: Why does the dog choose that tree? Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH
by Leila Roy

Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.

The thing is, I’m ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GENUINE FRAUD by E. Lockhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"This thriller from the author of We Were Liars (2014) will challenge preconceptions about identity and keep readers guessing. (Suspense. 12-adult)"
Can Jule recognize her own true self within the tangled story of the past year? Read full book review >

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THE CONSCIENCE PUDDING by E. Nesbit
Released: Oct. 21, 1970

"A plum, pictured in the spirit of the period, and a sampling of Nesbit's rare goodness."
Done up in a merrie olde-time-Christmas jacket is the story of the Bastables and that most unpalatable of holiday puddings — O.E. and Alice "went and begged for money for poor children, and then kept it!" Read full book review >