Search Results: "Richard Shelton"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 31, 2012

"A playful novel full of loveable characters, and a fine start to a new book series."
In her debut children's novel, Shelton offers an amusing tale of an intergalactic explorer-turned-hatmaker and her adventures on the planet Ooleeoo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"An uneven work that addresses pressing problems facing the black community but offers debatable solutions."
Shelton addresses the continuing effects of slavery in America and calls for new leadership and new ways of thinking in his debut nonfiction book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 26, 2012

"Emphasizes that philosophers have no monopoly on wisdom, that the gilded life is not the good life, and that the good life is there for the taking."
A curious soul searching for and sharing the many definitions of "the good life." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1994

"Intellectually ravishing, while raising the question of whether the fantasy of a solar-powered world will resolve into a future fact. (Photos—not seen)"
The story of the hoped-for use of the sun to fill the world's energy needs by way of Stirling engines that convert heat into power and send it out over the already existing grid of power lines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALGER HISS by Christina Shelton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2012

"A solid look at the specifics of the case as well as a useful overview of the ideological debate gripping America."
A vigorous reappraisal of the Hiss-Chambers espionage affair, leaving no doubt of Hiss' guilt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BALLOONS CAN BE MURDER by Connie Shelton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Shelton's debut provides much information about hot-air ballooning, but not so much about a convincing solution."
Albuquerque's crystal-clear skies provide the perfect setting for the yearly balloon festival, and a place where danger lurks for the latest client of RJP Investigations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CRACKED SPINE by Paige Shelton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"Prolific Shelton (If Onions Could Spring Leeks, 2015) kicks off a new series featuring a sleuth who'll delight book lovers, a so-so mystery, and Edinburgh in the starring role."
Taking a leap of faith, an archivist moves to Scotland for an exciting job opportunity. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

APPRECIATIONS
by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 1993

"Wonderfully authentic: an admirably lighthearted supplement to W.J. Cash's classic The Mind of the South. (Maps.)"
Where exactly is the South? Read full book review >