Search Results: "Rich Silvers"


BOOK REVIEW

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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ISRAEL IS REAL by Rich Cohen
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A must-read for those who want to understand the context of the modern Jewish state."
An accessible primer on a complex nation and its faith. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Ideal for Chicagoans, both casual and die-hard sports fans, and anyone who wonders, 'What happens when you have a dream and that dream comes true?'"
A fan's engaging yet ultimately melancholy love letter to his beloved team and his hometown. Read full book review >

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THE HAREM MIDWIFE by Roberta Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"The ending's too nice for the guts-and-gore theme of the rest of the book, but the author ties up most loose threads and delivers an enthusiastic effort. This earthy account will please Rich fans."
A midwife in the palace of Sultan Murat III helps a poor Jewish harem girl in Rich's follow-up to The Midwife of Venice (2012). Read full book review >

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MIDDLE MAN by David Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"Above-average action-adventure with a touch of noir. This one is good fun."
USMC Lt. Rollie Waters remains mired in the misdeeds of a greedy and ghoulish cabal in Rich's (Caravan of Thieves, 2012) second action-adventure novel. Read full book review >

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OTIS LEE CRENSHAW by Rich Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Where Crenshaw blames society, readers should blame Hall."
It's hard to tell which is dumber: this unfunny satire or the redneck protagonist who narrates it. Read full book review >

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THE MIDWIFE OF VENICE by Roberta Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Overstuffed is an understatement for this heavily researched but lightweight historical adventure."
It's one crisis after another for a 16th-century Italian-Jewish midwife and her merchant husband struggling to be reunited. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2001

"A sermon preached to the choir, this is not a good starting-point for those unfamiliar with Rich and her views—but it may be of some interest to those already attuned to her work."
An uneven collection of occasional pieces by one of America's foremost poets. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >