Search Results: "R. Blakeslee Gilpin"


BOOK REVIEW

SELECTED LETTERS OF WILLIAM STYRON by William Styron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A great read for Styron devotees, but fans of correspondence will miss the conversational quality of most letter collections."
A good portion of William Styron's personal and business correspondence brought together in one volume. Read full book review >

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF HERO by Ann R. Blakeslee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

In a novel that is a near-perfect combination of brutal realism and piercing lyricism, the kindhearted son of a brawling miner becomes a pariah in his lawless frontier mining town when he befriends a Chinese immigrant boy, Zi. Read full book review >

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R-HU by Leslie Scalapino
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Demanding and strange, at times curiously affecting, more often simply infuriating."
The r-hu, we're told, is a Mongolian stringed instrument. Read full book review >

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A&R by Bill Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

Debut about the music industry by a writer who's in it and loves it, discords and all. Read full book review >

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WHO R U REALLY? by Margo Kelly
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2014

"Kelly's first novel is a suspenseful page-turner with multiple suspects, a little bit of romance, and a strong but not overbearing message. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A naïve 14-year-old longing for a first romance believes she has found it with an online stranger. Read full book review >

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R IS FOR RHYME by Judy Young
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 2006

"This rich compendium would also work well in the classroom, but for an older age group than indicated by the publisher. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Twenty-six sidebar lessons on poetry, each linked to both a poem and a cheeky colorful illustration. Read full book review >

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SUMMER BATTLES by Ann R. Blakeslee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"The Klan leader, revealed in the end to be female, doesn't quite ring true, either. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
In the summer of 1926, 11-year-old Kath spends three weeks in Peaceable, Indiana, which is anything but. Read full book review >

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THE CORRUPTION OF ZACHARY R. by Douglas Richardson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2009

"An artful, beguiling voyage to a place no one wants to go."
A jumpy, bare-bones plunge into the vortex of one man's madness. Read full book review >

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R U Medically Curious? by Larry Romane
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2016

"A readable and diverting health care treatise for laypeople."
A medical primer delivers basic information on common—and a few uncommon—ailments. Read full book review >

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R ROBOT SAVES LUNCH by R. Nicholas Kuszyk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Alas, the interesting illustrations do not mesh with the ho-hum plot. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The rainbow-colored subjects of picture-book newcomer Kuszyk's paintings illustrate the robot world for young readers. Read full book review >

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IMPETUOUS R., SECRET AGENT by Jane Leslie Conly
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"There are too many characters and disparate plotlines for the story to cohere, but the sense of optimism gladdens the heart as the creatures great and small band together behind (and under) the scenes. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
In this convoluted tale, a colony of highly intelligent cockroaches living in a once-famous jazz club called Pop's Corner learns the club is about to be taken by the bank. Read full book review >