Search Results: "Robert B. Dove"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2012

"An impassioned and cogent defense of the Senate's most controversial practice."
Two Senate veterans stand up for a little-understood and much-maligned legislative tactic. Read full book review >

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WENDELL THE NARWHAL by Emily Dove
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Whether would-be musicians or not, children will find a lot to like in little Wendell. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Teamwork helps a narwhal to participate in an underwater orchestra. Read full book review >

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EDENVILLE OWLS by Robert B. Parker
FICTION
Released: April 19, 2007

"A good bit of storytelling, though written from an older adult's vantage point—compelling basketball action, too. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Trying his hand at writing for a younger audience, the bestselling novelist wraps a tale of bigotry and spousal abuse around a pick-up basketball team's drive to the state tournament, and the hormone-driven confusion of its young coach. Read full book review >

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NOW AND THEN by Robert B. Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"Parker never reveals Last Hope's nefarious plans. Even so, the first half, before the manly stuff sends the tale up a blind alley, is something special."
Spenser, who's become increasingly inclined to retrospection (Hundred-Dollar Baby, 2006, etc.), uses a brush with domestic terrorists to settle a 20-year-old score with Susan Richman. Read full book review >

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MORTAL STAKES by Robert B. Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1975

"Parker tells a fresh, funny, direct and different story—it's as tough as they come and spiked with a touch of real class."
Spenser (like the poet) is just about the best new private investigator in town and this time he's hired to see whether Red Sox ballplayer Marty Rabb might be occasionally fixing a game because of some external pressures. Read full book review >

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WALKING SHADOW by Robert B. Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 25, 1994

"Now, that's class."
An irresistible new crime novel that will captivate both longtime and soon-to-be-devoted Spenser lovers. Read full book review >

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BLUE SCREEN by Robert B. Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2006

"Does Spenser's creator plan to tie up both his second- and third-string series in a single knot of domestic bliss? The riddle is one more reminder that his heroes have always been more important than their cases."
Boston shamus Sunny Randall's fifth case takes her out to Hollywood, but her most fateful meeting is a lot closer to home. Read full book review >

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GOD SAVE THE CHILD by Robert B. Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 1974

"Cheeky, bright entertainment with a very ulterior transgressor."
Spenser of The Godwulf Manuscript is not trying to be like anybody else this time and he's a disarmingly casual private investigator who says anything which comes into his head and it's usually pretty funny. Read full book review >

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THE COUNTRY OF HEART, EYE, AND HAND by Robert B. Weeden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A thoughtful and thought-provoking account of mankind's uneasy relationship with nature."
A retired naturalist reflects on his own life, life in general, and the relationship between mankind and the land. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REIGN OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE by Robert B. Asprey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"A hardy few may find value here. Others may want to dust off their copies of War and Peace and The Age of Napoleon."
Second installment of the two-part biography begun in The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte (2000), long on data but short on interpretation. Read full book review >