Search Results: "Rich Silvers"


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HAVE YOU SEEN HER? by Rich Silvers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 12, 2012

"Comes up short as a thriller but succeeds as a moving portrait of a husband's insatiable grief."
In Silvers' debut psychological thriller, Jack Logan loses his ethereal, pregnant wife in a car accident but soon discovers that she had more secrets than he ever suspected. Read full book review >

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Released: March 7, 2012

"A sustained, well-reasoned argument that biblical viewpoints unsubstantiated by scientific proof should be discarded as superstition."
Silvers' extended essay examines the complex relationship between biblical and scientific perspectives. Read full book review >

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ONE GOOD PUNCH by Rich Wallace
FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Readers will wish there were more to it. (Fiction. YA)"
To everyone around him, Michael Kerrigan is "almost too good to be true." Read full book review >

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SECOND-STRING CENTER by Rich Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2007

"However, for reluctant readers and sports fans, this, like the rest of the series, is a strong choice. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Cornell "Dunk" Duncan and his team from Dunk Under Pressure (2006) return for another in the Winning Season series. Read full book review >

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ALIS by Naomi Rich
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Particularly undeveloped is the flimsy prophetic construct of Alis's forced marriage: The answer provided for why Alis's otherwise loving parents would promise her so seems tacked on and unconvincing. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
This compelling, briskly paced tale of a girl's flight from her home to escape an arranged marriage is ultimately too thin on details to be completely satisfying. Read full book review >

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PERPETUAL CHECK by Rich Wallace
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A decent choice for boys looking for mental rather than physical adventures. (Fiction. YA)"
Fighting, flirting and familial pressure set the scene for an intense day at a regional chess tournament. Read full book review >

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SHOTS ON GOAL by Rich Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Engrossing fare. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Wallace flattens the sophomore jinx in this taut, present-tense tale of an underdog high-school soccer team battling internal dissension, set in the same Pennsylvania town as his strong debut, Wrestling Sturbridge (1996). Read full book review >

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WRESTLING STURBRIDGE by Rich Wallace
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"The young characters here, male and female, are all athletes, but not stereotyped jocks, and Wallace limns the pleasures and limitations of small-town culture with a sure hand. (Fiction. 12-15)"
This strong debut, set in a small Pennsylvania town where local sports rule, pits a senior wrestler against both a close friend and the prospect of a dead-end, beer-and-factory-work future. Read full book review >

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ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW by Nathaniel Rich
Released: April 2, 2013

"An oddly affectionate portrait of disaster relief that deftly mocks the indemnity mindset of a culture under siege."
A mathematician with a combination of unusual gifts sees the worst coming in this strange rumination on catastrophe prediction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 1993

"An unmemorable but good-hearted addition to the tradition of Dale Carnegie and Norman Vincent Peale."
A Christian businessman offers an inspirational blueprint for happiness—which includes ownership of a small business, unlimited opportunity to accumulate wealth, and development of a ``positive, compassionate'' stance toward one's own and others' ``dreams.'' In bite-sized segments with subtitles like ``Who Was Karl Marx and Why Was He So Angry at Capitalism?'' and ``Winners Heeded! Read full book review >

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My Life at the Bottom of the Food Chain by Rich Samuels
Released: May 17, 2013

"A witty, if uneven, YA novel, and a valuable addition to topical literature about bullying."
In Samuels' droll debut YA novel, a 13-year-old obsessed with bullies becomes entangled in compromising situations. Read full book review >