Search Results: "Raleigh Rimes"


BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAUROLOGY by Raleigh Rimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The theft actually went the other way, and considering the uninspired result, to no worthy purpose. (Novelty. 10-13)"
The weakest entry in the 'Ology series (so far) is undersupplied with content, invention or even the customary embedded and detachable trinkets. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN UPTOWN by Michael Raleigh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 26, 1991

"But it would be great to be wrong about that."
Murder and other, slower, forms of death and decay on Chicago's skid row, as marginal p.i. Read full book review >

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SIR WALTER RALEIGH by Raleigh Trevelyan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2004

"Trevelyan rightly concludes that 'we cannot fail to be awed by the vastness of his aspirations.' Readers with an interest in the man and his time will find this vast account a pleasure."
The best place for Sir Walter Raleigh, the English historian A.L. Rowse once observed, was the Tower of London. This well-written life by namesake and descendant Trevelyan makes a long but engaging rebuttal. Read full book review >

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THE MAXWELL STREET BLUES by Michael Raleigh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"When you stand back from the story, all you see is a decent man banging his head repeatedly against a stone wall until it finally cracks."
It's been years since anybody's seen Samuel Burwell around Chicago's scruffy West Side; but some anonymous client of well- tailored black lawyer David Hill thinks the old street vendor is back on his old turf again, and Hill hires PI Paul Whelan (The Body in Belmont Harbor, 1993, etc.) to find him. Read full book review >

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KILLER ON ARGYLE STREET by Michael Raleigh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 1995

"Tahiti."
How does Chicago shamus Paul Whelan survive on all that pro bono work? Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT MY BAT MITZVAH by Nora Raleigh Baskin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2008

"Despite the interpretation that one's concept of religious identity is personal, this is disappointing in its final message. (Fiction. 10-13)"
When her Nana dies and bequeaths her a Jewish-star necklace, 12-year-old Caroline enters a period of self-reflection with some confused ideas about what her Jewish identity signifies. Read full book review >

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WHAT EVERY GIRL (EXCEPT ME) KNOWS by Nora Raleigh Baskin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"The sympathetic protagonist has reality and dimension, and readers should be squarely in her corner as she goes through the difficult process of becoming a young woman. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In this unusual, deeply felt story about a motherless girl, 12-year-old Gabby lives with her painter father and older brother, Ian. Read full book review >

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ALMOST HOME by Nora Raleigh Baskin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Heart-wrenching, bittersweet, and genuine to the very end. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Sixth-grader Leah Baer knows immediately that something is wrong when her psychologist father, who has trouble expressing himself, picks her up from summer camp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUBWAY LOVE by Nora Raleigh Baskin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"An ambitious concept that doesn't take off. (Historical fantasy. 12-16)"
A time rift connects Laura in 1972 with present-day Jonas. The story of their romantic connection alternates with scenes of each struggling with parental divorce in his or her own time. Read full book review >

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ALL WE KNOW OF LOVE by Nora Raleigh Baskin
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Girls navigating relationships with boys, mothers, fathers and friends will gladly share Natalie's bus seat as she heads south. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Natalie's obsession with Adam, her glib sometime boyfriend, and the very real possibility of pregnancy compel her to take a 24-hour bus ride to Florida to find her missing mother and some answers about love. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER BEFORE BOYS by Nora Raleigh Baskin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"Baskin adeptly portrays Julia's ambivalence and anxiety in this thoughtful tale that artfully brings the war to the homefront. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An extraordinary novel explores the challenges faced by children whose parents have gone off to war. Read full book review >