Search Results: "Rayner Robert"


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OFF LIMITS by Rayner Robert
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Unfortunately, the unrealistic depiction of school administrators and the unsatisfying resolution let Birmingham, Ms. Flood and readers all down. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Surprised to find himself attracted to the new, middle-aged music teacher, 15-year-old Birmingham negotiates his first intimate relationships with her and teenage Jenna in a whirlwind of sex and innuendo. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

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BOOK REVIEW

MARATHON AND STEVE by Mary Rayner
Released: March 23, 1989

From the author of Mrs. Pig Gets Cross and other picture books notable for their wit and suspense, a cautionary tale about a very contemporary situation. Read full book review >

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LONDON LODGINGS by Claire Rayner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"For Anglophiles who enjoy watching nice guys finish first."
One of those fatly satisfying Victorian tales taking place in comfortable London digs, this time by British advice columnist Rayner, author of many such stories of domestic travail with lively and knowledgeable period ambiance (Clinical Judgements, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2002

"A zesty mix of Death of a Salesman, My Ántonia, and a Bogart film."
British novelist Rayner (The Cloud Stretcher, 2001) offers a painstakingly researched history of a Depression-era confidence game that also explains why people fall for such schemes. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL’S WIND by Richard Rayner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Expertly judged work, executed with an apparent relish for all things noir."
A man learns that the game is up, in a thriller as sharp as a new laser print of Double Indemnity. Read full book review >

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HARRIS FINDS HIS FEET by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"A lovely lesson delivered with a deft touch. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A grandfather hare takes a frisky youngster on an odyssey of (self-)discovery. Read full book review >

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SYLVIA AND BIRD by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"In all, though, it may impress the adult eye more than a child's. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this quiet tale about friendship, Sylvia the dragon is lonely. Read full book review >

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AUGUSTUS AND HIS SMILE by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Too bad the story isn't quite as strong as the visuals. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Arresting art props up sketchy, uninspired writing in this tale of a tiger who sets out in search of his lost smile. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE HAPPY TIGER by Catherine Rayner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An engrossing, luscious board book that's sure to become a staple. (Board book. 1-3)"
A tiger makes some friends. Read full book review >

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ABIGAIL by Catherine Rayner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A richly illustrated story that could benefit from better page design and crisper storytelling. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gorgeous, lush illustrations strengthen a somewhat loosely connected story. Read full book review >