Search Results: "Robert Gordon"


BOOK REVIEW

RESPECT YOURSELF by Robert Gordon
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Deep cultural and social history enlivened by a cast of colorful characters."
A spellbinding history of one of the most prolific hit-making independent record companies in the history of American music. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 2002

"Excellent on the music, sketchy on the life. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An upbeat if limited biography of the great blues singer and guitarist. Read full book review >

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WHEN BOBBY KENNEDY WAS A MOVING MAN by Robert Gordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A rollicking, full-barrelled fantasy in which the foibles of dead Kennedys are as much a subject of caustic wit as more fictional material might be: a hard act to follow."
In a nimble, electrifying debut, Seattle-based Gordon uses his experience as a mover and as a writing teacher in Washington prisons to spin the yarn to end all Kennedy yarns—with Bobby reincarnated as a frustrated but sincere working-class hero. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"A masterful study to be read and reread by anyone interested in today's political economy."
A comprehensive analysis of "one of the most fundamental questions about American economic history." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMITTEN by David Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"Younger readers may need the title pun (which is also used as a punch line) explained, but should have no trouble following the main thread. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Shared adventures weave the fabric of romance for two lost items of clothing in this screen-ready odyssey "based," as the title page notes, "on an original concept by Susan Siegel." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UGLY TRUCKLING by David Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Not for every child, but a new rendition of a beloved fairy tale that will appeal to many. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A combination of The Ugly Duckling and Are You My Mother? with a problematic ending. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATURE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Gordon Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2004

"This might whet the interest of a budding naturalist, but may disappoint those looking for a field guide. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A pleasant and simple narrative describes the wonders of nature that can be observed, the author tells readers in his note, "in your neighborhood." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVIN by Dan Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"An old-fashioned rouser of the first order. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Curled up in bed with their cocoa and pinch cookies, three children listen as their grandmother tells them the story of living toys on a quest through a darkened attic to save a boy's life in blitz-wracked London during WW II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMEWHERE ELSE by Gus Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Successful overall, if not without a few puzzlements. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Don't put off until tomorrow what can be accomplished with a hot air balloon today. Read full book review >