Search Results: "R.G. Roth"


BOOK REVIEW

EVERYBODY GETS THE BLUES by Leslie Staub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2012

"Hip and stylized—yet, given its important humanitarian message, curiously enervated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Staub, a native of New Orleans, cloaks a worthy message in obscure metaphor. Read full book review >

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THIS JAZZ MAN by Karen Ehrhardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Slight but snappy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ehrhardt offers her version of the classic song, "This Old Man," with a few surprises. Read full book review >

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BUSING BREWSTER by Richard Michelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Well-meaning but incomplete. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Brewster is nervous and excited about starting first grade at Franklin, but, shortly before the big day, he and his brother Bryan find out they are to be bused to Central, the white school. Read full book review >

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TANUKI’S GIFT by Tim Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"However, in this case the illustrations do redeem the text and will make this a satisfying tale for most collections in need of additional selections in the genre. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
An extensive author's note details the origins of this somewhat bland story of a priest who takes in a creature (Tanuki) suffering from the cold. Read full book review >

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BLONDE ICE by R.G. Belsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"If you can overlook the comic-strip prose and by-the-numbers plotting, the hero is appealingly fallible—he's still carrying a torch for his ex, and he spends a fair amount of time temporizing and procrastinating—and there are some effective twists toward the end."
Daily News reporter Gil Malloy's third outing pits him against a serial killer who's also a member of the fairer sex. Read full book review >

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THE KENNEDY CONNECTION by R.G. Belsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"The truth about that awful day in November 1963 may never be known, but it's provided grist for a terrific story."
An engrossing journalistic thriller inspired by the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING FOR THE STARS by R.G. Belsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Gil's tiresome badinage, more redolent of attitude than wit, marks him as a Spenser wannabe. What shines brightest here is Belsky's talent for keeping the pace steady and fast so that every round of inquiries produces more satisfyingly tawdry revelations."
Daily News reporter Gil Malloy (The Kennedy Connection, 2014, etc.) probes another old murder whose victim was just as famous, though not just as real. Read full book review >

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FISHING FOR METHUSELAH by Roger Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 1998

"A rousing adventure with irascible, lovable heros. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Roth delivers an unabashedly outrageous tale about the one that got away in this saga of two competitive fishermen and the wise fish that teaches them a lesson about friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
Released: May 3, 2011

"Guaranteed to fly off the shelves. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Cliques writ large take over in the first of a projected dystopian trilogy. Read full book review >

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CARVE THE MARK by Veronica Roth
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Brimming with plot twists and highly likely to please Roth's fans. (Science fiction/fantasy. 14 & up) "
Two teens fight for their freedom and their lives in Roth's new intergalactic adventure. Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF THE 1002ND NIGHT by Joseph Roth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"One of the best novels of one of 20th-century Europe's greatest writers."
Thirteenth novel, and the last published (in 1939), by the Austrian author (1884—1939) whose richly textured fiction has earned him comparisons with Kafka, Musil, and Mann. Read full book review >