Search Results: "Ric Klass"


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EXCUSE ME FOR LIVING by Ric Klass
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A fractured experiment in multiformat storytelling that reads like a vanity project."
The pretty-boy heir to a junkyard empire lands himself in high-society rehab after plunging off the George Washington Bridge. Read full book review >

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PRINCE RIC by Kevin Michael Irvine
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An intriguing, multifaceted read highlighted by an alluring lead and his loquacious sidekick."
Irvine's debut is a revenge story and a gay romance involving men coming to terms with their lives, sexuality and family secrets in the world of New York advertising. Read full book review >

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Be by Ric Colegrove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2014

"An entertaining rookie offering perhaps enjoyed by religiously and morally curious young adults."
Spiritual and moral lessons feature prominently in Colegrove's debut fantasy, a playful coming-of-age adventure. Read full book review >

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LOSERS TAKE ALL by David Klass
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A victory, if of the minor sort. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When a football coach-turned-principal enforces a new policy requiring every senior to join an athletic team, a group of self-professed geeks, oddballs, and other nonathletes creates a team that challenges the high school's long-standing sports culture. Read full book review >

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AWAKENING THROUGH THE VEILS by Ric Weinman
Released: June 5, 2013

"Tackles the multilayered topic of spirituality without oversimplifying."
Weinman's (Your Hands Can Heal: Learn to Channel Healing Energy, 1992, etc.) guidebook to spiritual awakening is well-suited for beginning seekers and those already on the path to spiritual awakening. Read full book review >

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HARMONY HALL by Ric McGee
Released: March 27, 2006

"A touching portrait that masterfully depicts an unpleasant reality of life."
A mother and daughter's journey to come to terms with the aging process, aided by a colorful cast of characters at a remarkable retirement home. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY OF BREATHING by Perri Klass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2004

"Not perfect in its particulars but engrossing and tensely haunting nonetheless."
Woman doctor's life spins out of control after receiving a poison pen letter: a third novel from pediatrician, memoirist, and storywriter Klass (Love and Modern Medicine, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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LOVE AND MODERN MEDICINE by Perri Klass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Refreshingly unsentimental reminders of the mysteries and magic of life from a wise and accomplished writer."
Eleven stories in a second collection (after I Am Having an Adventure, 19TK) from novelist, essay writer, and practicing pediatrician Klass (Baby Doctor, 1992, etc.) that detail with compassion those times in women's lives when medicine and love hover in attendance, sometimes as helpless bystanders, at other times as triumphant saviors. Read full book review >

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SECOND IMPACT by David Klass
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Most of all, the passion that Carla brings to telling her story and the desire Jerry has for his team's success will resonate with aspiring journalists and teen sports fans alike. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Carla Jenson, sports reporter for her school paper, convinces Jerry Downing, star quarterback and excellent writer, to blog about the team's season—a novel idea with unexpected repercussions. Read full book review >

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SCREEN TEST by David Klass
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"While Klass's protagonist here isn't much different, except physically, from his male heroes, she demonstrates the inner strength to cope with challenges overt and subtle, and to make savvy choices in the clutch. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Can a high-school sophomore from New Jersey keep her head and her heart when Hollywood calls? Read full book review >

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BABY DOCTOR by Perri Klass
Released: May 1, 1992

"Klass employs an admirably smooth, breezy honesty, yet much of her material feels too pat and too calculated for publication to be really moving or illuminating."
Klass (Other Women's Children, 1990, etc.) describes her pediatric internship and residency, stitching together previously published pieces from The New York Times Magazine and elsewhere with rambling journal entries and present-day commentaries on that sleep-deprived, transformative time. Read full book review >