Search Results: "R.M. Pala"


BOOK REVIEW

HOLLYWOOD AND WINE by R.M. Pala
Released: Sept. 9, 2011

"A book worth reading from an author definitely worth watching."
A transcontinental Cinderella story set in the Great Depression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADD IT, DIP IT, FIX IT by R.M. Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"The book's clean-cut, inventive graphics, a mix of full-color illustrations and photographs silhouetted on a white background, give the pages an appealing up-to-date look. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A chipper alphabet bookSchneider's firstthat demonstrates verbs by showing their effect on ``it,'' the result of an ``i'' added to ``t.'' ``It'' is boxed, climbed, dipped, and so on, right through to zipped. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLASS MOUNTAIN by R.M. Koster
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Glass Mountain is an arduous climb. Still, it's always good to know what Koster is up to, even if he's never come close to matching the achievement of his Tinieblas novels."
A high-concept premise unfortunately obscures both characterization and theme in the latest from Koster, an American writer based in Panama who's best known for his Latin American-based, science-fictional Tinieblas Trilogy (The Prince, The Dissertation, and Mandragon). Read full book review >

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SWEET ANGEL BAND by R.M. Kinder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

"At their best, these hardscrabble stories—grounded in bleakness but with moments of beauty—have a delicacy of vision and acute sense of place reminiscent of Olga Masters."
Kinder, winner of the first Willa Cather Fiction Prize, offers 15 stories about growing up female and surviving adulthood as a proto-feminist in the bootheel of Missouri—stories that are sharply textured with family quarrels and homage to bluegrass and gospel music. Read full book review >

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CARMICHAEL'S DOG by R.M. Koster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A sort of cross between J. P. Donleavy and William Burroughs: good in small doses, but likely to leave most readers in the dust."
Rich but chaotic novel from the author of ``The Tinieblas Trilogy'': The Prince, The Dissertation, and Mandragon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLD GIRL by R.M. Greenaway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Greenaway brings a keen understanding of love, loyalty, frailty, and greed to her multilayered series debut."
An uneasily matched police team searches for a young singer who's disappeared in a remote region of British Columbia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THERE'S A MAN WITH A GUN OVER THERE by R.M. Ryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2015

"A novel that tries to marry the internal conflict of Tim O'Brien to the novelist style of Nelson DeMille but can't quite stick the landing."
A Vietnam-era veteran recalls his childhood, leading up to a defining moment as a military policeman in Germany. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Wicked Game by R.M. Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"Fast, incisive, and audaciously entertaining. Readers may have seen it before, but they'll likely enjoy it this time around."
In Smith's (Alive! Not Dead, 2014) thriller, a man is caught in an adult version of hide-and-seek, complete with rifle-toting players who'll kill to stay alive.Read full book review >