Search Results: "Rob Spence"


BOOK REVIEW

CLICKETY CLACK by Rob Spence
Released: May 1, 1999

"Spengler's robust illustrations capture an antic cast of passengers, conveying the action as much through composition as color. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A train load of wild and wacky animals gets so noisy that the engineer has to shout to get them to quiet down. Read full book review >

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ROB DELANEY by Rob Delaney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Candid and conversational, this memoir shows there's more to Delaney than pithy tweets."
A comedian best known for his lively Twitter feed chronicles his rocky path to sobriety. Read full book review >

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ROB&SARA.COM by P.J. Peterson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"The e-mail format may attract plugged-in young readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Sara, a sheltered 16-year-old, becomes involved in an e-mail relationship with "Rob," a disturbed boy who says he's an inmate in a private school for wealthy juvenile offenders. Read full book review >

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WHO IS MACKIE SPENCE? by Lin Kaymer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"Half great, half so-so, but most readers will leave satisfied. (Romantic suspense. 12-16)"
A romance blossoms between two teens while strange circumstances threaten to tear them apart. Read full book review >

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ROB THE VATICAN by Robert Gallant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2007

"A thriller that delivers real excitement but glosses many gripping plot points."
Politics, romance, and murder descend on the Vatican as a jewel thief works to pull off the biggest heist in history. Read full book review >

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ROB THY NEIGHBOR by David  Thurlo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A little mystery and a lot of mayhem keep the pot boiling in another wild tale of former military men putting their skills to good use in civilian life."
Albuquerque is as dangerous as Afghanistan for two Army buddies. Read full book review >

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BOB AND ROB by Sue Pickford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Remember—nice dogs find a good home and bumbling burglars find the big house. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bob, a dog looking for a life on the straight and narrow, stumbles on a solution without being unfaithful to his no-good burglar of an owner. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2015

"Opportunistic, to be sure, but the authors provide plenty to revel in if you haven't been keeping up with 10 years of freaky blog posts."
The Freakonomics guys return with another kooky and counterintuitive compilation of economic analysis that might appear wildly offbeat but just might be surprisingly spot-on.Read full book review >

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HOW TO ROB AN ARMORED CAR by Iain Levison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A lean crime story and a stark alternative to glossier capers."
After boosting a TV, three blue-collar dropouts think they're smart enough to try a far more dangerous heist. Read full book review >

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HALF-MOON AND EMPTY STARS by Gerry Spence
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Luckily, Spence has a lucrative day job he can always go back to. Readers are well-advised to stick to their own."
Celebrity lawyer Spence (Give Me Liberty, 1998, etc.) ventures into fiction with this earnest, endless novel of a 1977 Wyoming murder trial whose every tangled root comes in for minute exploration. Read full book review >

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MISSING WOMEN AND OTHERS by June Spence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 1998

"A promising debut."
A first collection from the winner of the 1995 Willa Cather Fiction contest: 15 stories, some having appeared in The Best American Short Stories, Seventeen, and The Oxford Review, by a southern writer who excels at charting the minor victories that briefly relieve dreary lives. Read full book review >

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THE MAKING OF A COUNTRY LAWYER by Gerry Spence
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 1996

"Some readers should, however, find inspiration in Spence's ability to level with himself and still get over his self- loathing, and others will at least enjoy his story. (60 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
The celebrated trial lawyer and TV commentator (With Justice for None, 1989, etc.) proves that even a shameless self-publicist can be likeable. Read full book review >