Search Results: "Robert B. McKersie"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Invaluable for scholars of the era, though many readers will yearn for more of the author's warm, human voice."
A veteran academic recalls his involvement in the meetings, demonstrations and civil unrest at the dawn of his career at the University of Chicago. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Short and lively, this is a timely contribution to making the ongoing discussion more productive."
Reich (Public Policy/Univ. of California, Berkeley; Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future, 2011, etc.) spells out what he thinks citizens need to do to ensure Washington acts on behalf of the public good, not special interests. Read full book review >

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FAR FROM HOME by Na’ima B. Robert
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Unsubtle in all the right ways. (Fiction. 13-17)"
A Shona girl ejected from her home shares thought-provoking parallels with a white girl forced from her own 25 years later. Read full book review >

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THE BOXER AND THE SPY by Robert B. Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"High-school intrigue written simply enough to satisfy budding mystery fans in the middle-school crowd as well. (Fiction. 10-16)"
This conventional mystery from the prolific adult author features standard villains with some spice thrown in by the boxing leitmotif. Read full book review >

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PLAYMATES by Robert B. Parker
Released: May 1, 1989

Which came first—the "Spenser" TV series or the Spenser novels that read like run-of-the-mill television scripts? Read full book review >

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IN THE DOORYARD BLOOM'D by B. Robert Sharry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2015

"A tale of misplaced trust, opportunities lost, and indefatigable hope that will satisfy war vets and pacifists alike."
A thriller about a college student who flees to Canada after his favorite professor frames him for murder. Read full book review >

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SUDDEN MISCHIEF by Robert B. Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 9, 1998

"Fortunately, there's always next year."
In Spenser's 25th appearance, the peerless Boston shamus is reduced to doing pro bono work on behalf of his lover Susan Silverman's scapegrace of an ex-husband. Read full book review >

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THE JUDAS GOAT by Robert B. Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 1978

"Hey, Spenser, go back to Boston where you belong and, for Pete's sake, stop whimpering!"
Bad news for Spenser fans. Read full book review >

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NIGHT PASSAGE by Robert B. Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 22, 1997

"But you'll have to wait for later entries in this new series for a great story."
After 24 Spenser titles (Small Vices, p. 90, etc.), Parker branches out with this tale of Jesse Stone, who's eased out of LAPD Homicide by his divorce-driven drinking, then hired by the sharp town fathers of Paradise, Mass., to replace Chief Tom Carson, who found out a little too much about Paradise. Read full book review >

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SECRET YOGA CLUB by B. Robert Crolene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A relatable if complex construct to explain yoga philosophies."
In this first novel of a planned trilogy, teenager Ron Adams describes how his life is guided by the 196 Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Read full book review >

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PAINTED LADIES by Robert B. Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The yawning gap between the customary attitudinizing and the serious issues the tale raises make this far from Spenser's finest hour, yet one no serious fan will think of missing."
Spenser's last case. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE OF SUCCESS by Robert B. Reich
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2001

"A work that should inspire citizens and policy makers to reflect on where we are going and if we really want to go there."
Former Secretary of Labor Reich (Locked in the Cabinet, not reviewed) considers the promise and problems of the new economy. Read full book review >