Search Results: "Robert Fitzpatrick"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"An alarming, depressing tale of how law enforcement lost its way, how the insidious line between cop and criminal can be so easily obliterated."
A courageous FBI agent recounts his battle against a corrupt law-enforcement culture that protected one of the nation's most notorious criminals. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"An unforgettable game recalled in all its glory, but with its warts remembered too."
A veteran Philadelphia sportswriter revisits the thrilling 1985 NCAA national championship basketball game. Read full book review >

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OPERATION JOSH TAYLOR by Melody Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Hampered by generic characterizations, this amusingly voiced but not-quite-funny comedy of errors is enjoyable but fails to dazzle. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When 13-year-old Hannah Smart's parents refuse to buy her concert tickets to see her pinup idol, superstar singer Josh Taylor, she and her genius best friend, Rachel Carter, must come up with a way to earn the money themselves. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS LIES by Becca Fitzpatrick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A swoonworthy romance that doesn't really need the promised thrills. (Thriller. 14-18)"
After witnessing the aftermath of a murder, a girl assumes a false identity to hide from the drug cartel that wants her dead. Read full book review >

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WHAT I THOUGHT WAS TRUE by Huntley Fitzpatrick
ROMANCE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Much deeper than the pretty cover lets on. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A teenage girl struggles with class divisions, sex and the tricky art of communication. Read full book review >

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HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Twilight readers will either squeal over the forbidden romance between Nora and Patch and the steamy scenes they generate or sigh over another helpless young woman torn between sexuality and fear and threatened and manipulated by males who play with her vulnerability. (Supernatural thriller. YA)"
When Coach changes the biology-class seating chart, e-zine reporter Nora Grey finds herself instantly attracted to yet fearful of her new dark, sexy, bad-boy partner, Patch. Read full book review >

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ON STALIN'S TEAM by Sheila Fitzpatrick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Not a history or a biography but rather a well-researched study of the social and political lives of the men who supported, encouraged, and abetted Stalin. Prior knowledge of 20th-century Soviet history is a must."
Fitzpatrick (History/Univ. of Sydney; A Spy in the Archives: A Memoir of Cold War Russia, 2013, etc.) puts faces to the names of Stalin's "cabinet," examining their histories, families, and devotion to the dictator.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Highly detailed—a must for students of Soviet, or social, history."
Scholarly and poignant account of conditions in Russia's collective farms in the 30's. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"This is a moving tribute to a little-known act of generosity, an 'arrow shot through time,' that will leave readers astonished and deeply affected. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Responding to a nationwide appeal during the Irish potato famine, the impoverished Choctaw nation collected $170 (about $5,000 in modern terms) only 15 years after their forced relocation by whites to what is now Oklahoma;with fine insight, this commemoration explains how and why the Choctaw were able to set their anger aside. Read full book review >

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CRESCENDO by Becca Fitzpatrick
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"Just as the drawn-out plot answers Nora's lingering questions, it introduces a new dilemma and opener for another sequel. (Supernatural thriller. YA)"
The forbidden romance between Nora Grey and fallen angel Patch that began in Hush, Hush (2009) remains off-limits in this predictable, repetitive sequel as Patch, now Nora's guardian angel, is warned by the archangels to keep his distance from his charge. Read full book review >

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"A strong stance on morality and belief posing as a fantasy about soul possession that has limited value yet shows promise."
An ordinary mortal is the fulcrum for a fantastical struggle between the forces of good and evil. Read full book review >

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FABLES OF THE IRISH INTELLIGENTSIA by Nina Fitzpatrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 1993

"Despite it all, still quintessentially Irish."
Typical prejudices about the Irish slyly skewered to varying effect. Read full book review >