Search Results: "Robert Deitz"


BOOK REVIEW

Congratulations — You Just Got Hired: Don't Screw It Up by Robert Deitz
Released: March 29, 2013

"A fine book for a newly hired college graduate who wants to succeed."
A thorough compendium of straightforward, sensible advice for newbies finding their way around their first office jobs. Read full book review >

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SUMMERBLOOD by Tom Deitz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 10, 2001

"Plots, dastardly deeds, cliffhangers, treachery: Business as usual in vampire-gemstone-land."
Third installment of Deitz's saga about the kingdom of Eron (Springwar, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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BLOODWINTER by Tom Deitz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 13, 1999

"Your move."
First of a new doorstopper fantasy series from the author of Dreamseeker's Road (1995), etc. Desert kingdom Ixti's regime is aristocratic; in frigid, neighboring Eron, people are organized into craft guilds confusingly called "clans." Read full book review >

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DREAMSEEKER'S ROAD by Tom Deitz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1995

"Snarling, yelping, imaginative, uncouth entertainment for the more adolescent-minded part of the audience: better than Above the Lower Sky (1994) but not by much."
In this latest installment of an established fantasy series about overlapping Faerie worlds, college buddies David Sullivan, Alec McLean, and Aikin Daniels get together the day before Halloween to hunt deer. Read full book review >

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SPRINGWAR by Tom Deitz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 12, 2000

"Deitz does supply a recap, but overall this is heavy and rather unpleasant stuff, best suited to fans of the previous book."
Second installment of Deitz's extended fantasy, begun with Bloodwinter (1999), about the quarreling kingdoms of frigid Eron and desert Ixti. Read full book review >

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ABOVE THE LOWER SKY by Tom Deitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Some readers—the younger and more credulous section of the audience—may find the snappy, briny antics here exhilarating; the far-fetched multiplicity of were-things will strike many others as just plain daft."
A hardcover debut from the author of numerous fantasy paperbacks (The Soulsmith trilogy, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 9, 2012

"Practical, helpful information presented in a positive, reassuring way."
A volunteer advocate for victims of domestic violence—which can affect up to 25 percent of U.S. families—describes how to safely leave an abusive relationship. Read full book review >

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TANGLED THREADS by Pegi Deitz Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2003

"Adjusting to a new country and culture is never easy; the ideal is to blend the best of old and new, as Mai seems on her way to doing by the satisfying conclusion. (Fiction. 10-14)"
After ten years in a Thai camp as Laotian refugees, 13-year-old Mai Yang and her grandmother finally leave for the US. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"A delightful read with some solid insights into a life of faith that will leave the reader asking, 'Where do we go next?'"
In her debut work, Deitz loses the wrong job and sets out on a journey to find the right one but ends up finding something much more important—a solid relationship with the almighty. Read full book review >

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BUNGALOW FUNGALOW by Pegi Deitz Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 1991

"More detailed than many other beach-experience books; evocative, but not outstandingly so. (Poetry/Picture book. 4-8)"
In a nicely cadenced present-tense narrative arranged as verse, Billy describes a weeklong visit to Nana and Pop-Pop at the Jersey shore, from invitation to driving home. Read full book review >

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THE BOY AND THE SPELL by Pegi Deitz Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"The story hangs together even without music and staging, making it suitable for sharing even when a trip to the theater isn't in the offing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In the art animating this handsomely packaged retelling of Colette's libretto for Ravel's opera, L'Enfant et les Sortilèges, a tale of childish rage and remorse, jumbles of suddenly animate objects in twisted perspectives create an evocatively skewed reality. Read full book review >

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LIBERTY RISING  by Pegi Deitz Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Closing with some rousing rhetoric, plus a timeline to the present and a short reading list, this makes a memorable addition to the shelf of tributes to this country's most recognizable national symbol. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-10)"
Shea gives an oft-told tale a slightly different slant, focusing on the design challenges involved in the construction, deconstruction, transportation, reconstruction and later refurbishing of Lady Liberty, which was the tallest human-made structure of her time. Read full book review >