Search Results: "Rick Lax"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"An entertaining field guide to vice, but also one with a point—if you're headed anywhere near the Strip, watch your wallet."
Fear and loathing is in short supply, but there are plenty of cons and cheap hustles in this lively memoir of time spent on the seamier edge of Casinoland. Read full book review >

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RICK IS SICK by David McPhail
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"This format seems intended for classroom use and includes guided reading and Reading Recovery levels for teachers. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Rick the bear and his pal, Jack the rabbit, star in their second emergent reader, featuring just one or two short and simple sentences per page. Read full book review >

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JACK AND RICK by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Children who are just learning to sound out basic vocabulary will enjoy this amusing tale, one of several that McPhail has created for the Green Light easy reader series. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
No one can beat McPhail (I Love You Because You're You, 2001, etc.) at illustrations of bears, and Rick the bear joins a long list of the artist's ursine charmers who can't fail to win over young readers. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF RICK GREEN, ESQ. by Harvey Sawikin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"Sharply rendered snapshots of the Decade of Greed, then, marred by the front-and-center presence of the snail-witted and insufferable Rick Green, Esq."
A competent but irritating debut tracks an obtuse lawyer's clumsy fall from grace. Read full book review >

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FAITH, INTERRUPTED by Eric Lax
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2010

"A well-written autobiography, artfully folding in another's story, and alternate course, along with the author's own."
One man's slow drift away from the faith of his father. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2004

"Informative and thoroughly enjoyable science history."
Veteran journalist and author Lax (Woody Allen, 1991, etc.) takes a revealing look back at the time when world-altering science was done on a shoestring, bringing to brilliant life the story of the first great antibiotic. Read full book review >

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BEHAVE by Andromeda Romano-Lax
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Rayner finally has the spotlight in this compelling fictional memoir, even if the occasional lack of explanation and detail glosses over key moments."
Romano-Lax (The Detour, 2012, etc.) gives voice to the remarkable woman behind a controversial man in this fictional memoir of parenting psychologist Rosalie Rayner.Read full book review >

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CIRCUS DAYS & NIGHTS by Robert Lax
Released: March 9, 2001

"Still, there are many fine poems here, and if their varied concerns don't quite cohere there are enough moments of grace to lift the whole."
Lax (1915-2000) lived a life that was often as intriguing as his poems. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR THAT TREMBLED by Scott Lax
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"An ambitious attempt that fails either to illuminate or evoke the mood and the times of a profoundly troubled era."
An overwritten and often melodramatic take on a group of friends living in a small Ohio town as they wait for the 1970 draft lottery. Read full book review >

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WOODY ALLEN by Eric Lax
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 1991

"And sheer heaven. (Sixteen pages of photographsnot seen.)"
The inside book on Woody Allen that his fans have been waiting for. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"An appealingly shoestring odyssey chronicled with engaging, ever-ready curiosity."
Newcomer Alaskan Romano-Lax heads south to Mexican waters, charting the changes 62 years after Steinbeck's famous travels by shrimp seiner. Read full book review >

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THE DETOUR by Andromeda Romano-Lax
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Hews too close to stereotype. Not bad, but mildly disappointing."
From the author of The Spanish Bow (2007), a somewhat less successful sophomore outing. Read full book review >