Search Results: "Raheli Scarborough"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Unfocused and as much about Scarborough's milieu as the man himself, but still a colorful rendering of the hard men (and women) who thrived on the frontier. (Photos.)"
The life and times of one of the more modest frontier gunmen, and his sizable role in the taming of the New Mexico and Arizona Territories, by Wild West biographer DeArment (Knights of the Green Cloth, 1982—not reviewed). Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR MILES by Tiffany Simpkins Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"99 price tag), but it's a creative and distinctive effort that will help youngsters consider the multi-faceted purposes of music. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
A young boy discovers that there's more to music than instruments, lyrics and notes. Read full book review >

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AFTERSHOCK by Chuck Scarborough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"There's something of a breakthrough scene as a couple of handsome sexagenarians resume their long interrupted affair in the ruins of the Four Seasons, among the badly shaken agents and publishers."
New York City TV newsman and novelist Scarborough (Stryker, The Myrmidon Project) now takes the big earthquake away from its usual California scenery and puts it in Manhattan at midday, in time to give details at 6:00 if only there were electricity. Read full book review >

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TO CATCH A KILLER by Sheryl Scarborough
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Despite its interesting premise, this debut falls short of its potential. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Scarborough's debut mystery novel follows a teenager on a journey to find her mother's killer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 16, 2009

"Like good mysteries, this one blossoms petal by petal, while delivering a demur love story in the midst of sinister circumstances."
A well-told, well-paced thriller of treachery and remembrance harking back to the grim final years of World War II Germany. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Well-meaning, though the coming electoral cycle will show whether the GOP abandons the gladiatorial politics of resentment and, per Scarborough, actually makes some effort to show that it can govern."
Bromides from Morning Joe host and former Republican Congressman Scarborough (The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America's Promise, 2009, etc.) on the restoration of the good old GOP. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1996

"A nineteenth century engraving of an imaginary mammoth hunt'' shows naked warriors in a grassy, tree-lined field using modern bows and arrows to kill a contemporary African elephant. (chronology, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
One in a series of British imports that explore the history of a world region before and after European exploration, this title is brief and riddled with problems. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"One complaint: Such familiar fare ought to show a stronger editorial hand than veteran anthologists Manson (Murder by the Book, 1995; Kingpins, 1992, etc.) and Scarborough display here."
This collection is old-fashioned in a double sense. Read full book review >

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CATACOMBS by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Too many half-digested ideas make for an unreadable garble."
When the Barque Cats seek refuge on an inhospitable planet, their problems—and the readers'—are only just starting. Read full book review >

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THE GODMOTHER by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Scarborough (Last Refuge, 1992, etc.) attempts charm in this slight story, but alas, what comes out instead is saccharine and hokey."
Rose Samson is a Seattle social worker struggling with an increased caseload, vanishing resources, and the despair that accompanies daily contact with murder, child molestation, drug traffic, homelessness, and an unrelenting bureaucracy. Read full book review >

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LAST REFUGE by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"The novelties that made the first book interesting cannot rescue this one."
Sequel to Nothing Sacred (1991), continuing the tale of Shambala, a Shangri-La-like magical paradise hidden in the Himalayas. Read full book review >

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PAST LIVES, PRESENT TENSE by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Amusing idea, engaging outcome."
Editor Scarborough sets the ground rules and provides the scenario for these 15 new stories, namely, what if you recover the personality of anyone who had ever lived? Read full book review >