Search Results: "Richard Voorhees"


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Released: Oct. 27, 2013

"A wide-reaching collection of tidbits about work of all sorts."
A whimsical, alphabetical guide to occupations both obscure and familiar, some long-forgotten, others still being carried out by today's workforce. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING GENJI by Richard Voorhees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"Delightful fun with a surprisingly warm heart."
In this comic novel, a front-runner for gangsters leaves New York for Hollywood, where he becomes involved in filming a 1,000-year-old Japanese book. Read full book review >

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ON THE FREE by Coert Voorhees
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Danger is within and without for teens backpacking through the wilderness. (Adventure. 13-16)"
Seeking to avoid jail time, 16-year-old Santi Rivas agrees to a backpacking trip with a wilderness-therapy program in the mountains of Colorado. Read full book review >

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LUCKY FOOLS by Coert Voorhees
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2012

"The One-Percent setting, low physical and emotional stakes and too-tidy ending ensure that this is a must-read for only a select set of pretty white teens with problems. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A rich kid fears he won't realize his college dream in this sedate, bloodless drama. Read full book review >

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THE LUMIÈRE AFFAIR by Sara Voorhees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Movie lovers will enjoy Voorhees's gentle satire of the business of film as high art. Unfortunately, the human drama that unfurls is less winning."
Film critic Voorhees's fiction debut about a young American journalist searching for information about her dead mother while attending the Cannes Film Festival. Read full book review >

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IN TOO DEEP by Coert Voorhees
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 9, 2013

"X definitely does not mark the spot. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A community-service trip to Mexico lands four teens in the middle of an expedition that could lead either to the discovery of priceless treasure or toward certain death. Read full book review >

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THE BROTHERS TORRES by Coert Voorhees
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 29, 2008

"Striving for rich layers in both character and story, Voorhees creates a muddled mess. (Fiction. YA)"
In this debut novel, 16-year-old Francisco "Frankie" Torres finds himself at odds with his older brother Steve and Steve's concept of family honor and manhood. Read full book review >

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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 ...


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WINTER WINNERS
by Julie Danielson

It may not be winter yet, but the cozy, winter picture books are already on shelves. I’ve two on my mind today, Snow Scene and When the Moon Comes, that make me long to see snowflakes.

I’m really glad that long-time editor Richard Jackson decided to start penning picture books. He has written four thus far (Have a Look, Says ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MY DOG, BOB by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Quiet and clever, just like Bob. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little boy narrates a story about his dog, Bob, who can do amazing things around the house but can't accomplish standard dog tricks. Read full book review >

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THIS BOOK JUST ATE MY DOG by Richard Byrne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Misses the mark. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A carnivorous book invites readers to participate. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF RICE by Richard Sobol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Using rice as a lens, this book delivers an engaging snapshot of Thailand and its people. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Many rice farmers all over Thailand still plant and harvest by hand, with the help of family members and such animals as water buffalo and elephants. Read full book review >