Search Results: "Raymond Obstfeld"


BOOK REVIEW

RAYMOND by Yann Le Bec
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"What makes it all worthwhile? Getting 'your ears scratched in just the right place.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
A dog explores a career in journalism, then decides there are better things (for a dog) to do. Read full book review >

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EARTH ANGEL by Raymond Obstfeld
Released: June 9, 1995

"Tediously episodic and overdone."
In the latest rambling yarn from Obstfeld (The Joker and the Thief, 1993), alias Laramie Dunaway (Lessons in Survival, 1994, etc.), a young physician leaves her clinic after a series of disasters, hits the road, gives away a fortune, and ultimately nabs both a serial killer and a husband. Read full book review >

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THE JOKER AND THE THIEF by Raymond Obstfeld
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"The author tries their mettle in an intricately complex situation—laced with storms of emotion and violence (Griffin spends most of the novel bleeding from one wound or another)—and ably delivers some sharp insights into what makes people tick. (Fiction. YA)"
In a suspenseful first novel, a complacent teenager's intended tryst becomes a weekend of stunning self-discovery. Read full book review >

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SASQUATCH IN THE PAINT by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"Fearless, caring sports fiction. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A crisp tale of sports, smarts and what it means to be your own man or woman—or boy or girl, if you happen to be 13. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Heartfelt sentiments on how racism, gender equality, and other social and cultural issues in America can be changed for the betterment of all."
Insights into life from the cultural commentator and former Hall of Fame basketball player. Read full book review >

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STEALING THE GAME by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A deft, understated sports thriller with a solid moral compass. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Abdul-Jabbar and Obstfeld (Sasquatch in the Paint, 2013) team up for another exploration of the intersection of sports and life conduct.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAYMOND CARVER by Carol Sklenicka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 24, 2009

"The epic biography that Carver deserves."
A rich portrait of a master of the American short story. Read full book review >

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RAYMOND CHANDLER by Tom Hiney
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Hiney ends up nibbling around the edges of Chandler's life and work, as if he'd bitten off more than he could chew. (illustrations, not seen)"
A disappointing new biography of the nonpareil hardboiled writer. Read full book review >

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RAYMOND AND GRAHAM by Mike Knudson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2010

"Knudson's focus on sports adds some flair to a series that is already winning fans and providing enjoyment for third- and fourth-grade readers who like the slightly larger-than-usual font, the short chapters and Curtis's appealing illustrations. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Best friends Raymond and Graham bring their usual antics to the game of baseball in their annual attempt to win the Millcreek Little League Championship (Raymond and Graham Rule the School, 2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"A literary crime committed against one of the greatest writers of the last century."
A collection of letters, poetry, and essays by the master of detective fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1971

Joan Kahn ably presents this new collection which includes Chandler's introduction to his Simple Art of Murder, four long short stories — "Red Wind," "Trouble is My Business," "Blackmailers Don't Shoot," and "The Pencil," and two novels — The Little Sister and The Long Goodbye which did not appear in the 1964 Knopf Omnibus. Read full book review >