Search Results: "Robert Fitch"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Though this book will probably tell you more than you really want or need to know about the malpractices and deficiencies of specific union locals, it boasts a slew of keen insights and stands as an important read for anyone who cares about the future of organized labor in America."
An angry, disturbing look at American labor unions that examines the reasons they have so often failed their members and society generally. Read full book review >

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SENSELESS by Stona Fitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Slight and uninspired."
Mild-mannered American economist who loves fine dining gets kidnapped by terrorists seeking revenge for the evils of the European Union. Read full book review >

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NIGHT SKY WHEEL RIDE by Sheree Fitch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2013

"A giddy, intense, hugely fun ride that will propel listening audiences large or small into spinning tizzies of their own. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Poem and pictures unite in a delirious celebration of a first ride on a Ferris wheel. Read full book review >

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IF I HAD A MILLION ONIONS by Sheree Fitch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"And give the rest away.' (Poetry. 8-12)"
A delight from first line to last, these 25 poems—each featuring small, whimsical colored-pencil sketches from a Colombian illustrator—take on topics from the simple joys of riding a bumper car, the relief that comes from turning a library book in on time and "Grampy's Borborygmus" (look it up) to the qualities that enrich a life. Read full book review >

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GIVE + TAKE by Stona Fitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"A sharp and entertaining hybrid with a few bum notes."
A jazz pianist moonlights as a thief in an extended comic riff on double lives and fakery. Read full book review >

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APPETITE FOR LIFE by Noel Riley Fitch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"An exhaustively researched, charming story of a life well lived, and an admiring portrait of a good marriage."
Riley (Anaãs: The Erotic Life of Anaãs Nin, 1993, etc.) offers a loving, overstuffed biography of the cook from Pasadena who introduced French cooking to the American kitchen. Read full book review >

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PAINT IT BLACK by Janet Fitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2006

"Vivid writing here and there, but Josie is a dull character, and the story is a real downer."
Bereavement, alienation and survivor's anger are the legacy bequeathed to the stunned protagonist of Californian Fitch's somber second novel. Read full book review >

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WHITE OLEANDER by Janet Fitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 1999

"Vigorous, polished prose, strong storytelling, satisfyingly complex characters, and thoughtfully nuanced perceptions: an impressive debut indeed."
A first-rate debut about a teenaged girl's arduous six-year journey of self-discovery. Read full book review >

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KICKS by Janet Fitch
Released: April 24, 1995

"It's true that teenagers can get sucked into bad situations, but Fitch makes her point in a story that is every bit as didactic as Go Ask Alice (S&S, 1971) but with an even sillier plot than that old clinker. (Fiction. 14+)"
More than anything in life, Laurie Greenspan, 15, wants to be a part of the swinging Los Angeles street scene with her wild friend Carla. Read full book review >

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STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS by Stona Fitch
Released: April 1, 1992

"A succession of feeble swipes at yuppie lifestyles and corporate greedheads; Larkin's flat, uninflected narrative voice doesn't help one bit."
Goodbye to yuppiehood: how a son of the South loses his wife, his career, and half a condo up north. Read full book review >

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THE REVOLUTION OF MARINA M. by Janet Fitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Clearly, a great deal of hard work and passion for the subject went into the writing of this book—but its length may daunt readers."
Coming-of-age in Russia, 1916-19, is seen through the eyes of a young poet. Read full book review >