Search Results: "Raymond Obstfeld"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Examine his name. (authors' notes, bibliography) (Informational fiction. 8-12)"
A handyman named R.E. Mital teaches a pair of twins about great African-American inventors and scientists as they explore their new house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TENEMENT by Raymond Bial
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"Though he writes in generalities, and sometimes repetitively, his picture is a clearer one, especially for non-New Yorkers, than Granfield's more specific but patchwork 97 Orchard Street (2001). (bibliography, Web sites) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Photographer/historian Bial (Ghost Towns of the American West, 2001, etc.) sets his sights on New York City's Lower East Side, which during the decades around the turn of the 20th Century became a contender for the most densely populated area on Earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMISH HOME by Raymond Bial
NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"Bibliography. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
A talented author-photographer (Corn Belt Harvest, 1991) pays informed tribute to the ``hardworking, productive people'' who place little value on ``worldly goods'' and are known as the ``plain people.'' Respecting their wish not to be photographed (a photo is a kind of ``graven image''; appearing in one is ``prideful''), Bial presents their houses (inside and out), clothes (pegged out on a sunny day), food, horses, carriages, and fields in beautifully composed color photos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COTTONWOOD by Raymond Strother
Released: Feb. 28, 1990

First novel by political consultant Strother (Gary Hart's one-time campaign manager): a woolly, woozy tale of down-and-dirty Louisiana politics in a mad run for the US Senate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAPLE MOON by Patrick Raymond
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 15, 1992

"By summer's end, Cassie and Brent realize that they love the forest too much to leave it for good, so they depart to their respective universities in good spirits, knowing that they'll be reunited in time. (Fiction. 12- 15)"
A subdued romance from the author of the well-received Daniel and Esther (1990). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EITHER SIDE OF THE LOTUS by Raymond Belli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2009

"An uneven but occasionally entertaining bit of juvenilia."
A patient uncovers sinister goings-on at a mental hospital in this overwrought fantasy. Read full book review >