Search Results: "Robert Y. Haddad"


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"A survival guide that's far too brief for its ambitious goals."
Just in time for the 2012 apocalypse, a well-meaning but brief survivalist primer. Read full book review >

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NIRVANA by Everett Y
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2007

"An numbingly comprehensive biography strictly for the obsessed."
Everything you always wanted to know about Nirvana . . . and a lot you didn't. Read full book review >

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GUAPA by Saleem Haddad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"Those looking for a nuanced portrait of gay life in the modern Middle East will find plenty to admire in this flawed but promising debut."
In an unnamed Middle Eastern country, a young translator deals with the fallout after his grandmother catches him with another man. Read full book review >

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DINOSTORY by Michaela Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"The events that follow may be predictable, but they're sure to please young enthusiasts—as will Kelley's lively, if undistinguished, illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A book that pokes fun at its own overfamiliar theme— dinosaurs turning up in the present—and then goes on to exploit it with energy and imagination. Read full book review >

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SILK ROAD ON MY MIND  by James Y. Hung
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A physician's illuminating examination of modern Xinjiang."
In his memoir, Hung (FOB in Paradise, 2014, etc.) writes of his years volunteering as an ophthalmologist among China's Uyghurs.Read full book review >

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CURES FOR HUNGER by Deni Y. Béchard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"A poignant but rigorously unsentimental account of hard-won maturity."
Béchard (Vandal Love, 2006) comes to terms with the painful legacy of his father, a suicide at 56. Read full book review >

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OLIVE WITCH by Abeer Y. Hoque
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A quietly moving memoir."
A Nigerian-born Bangladeshi writer/photographer's memoir about growing up in Nigeria and America and the inner turmoil she faced while coming to terms with her multicultural heritage. Read full book review >

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WHITE ROSE by R. Garcia y Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Sexy, witty adventure against a well-drawn historical background."
Time-travel romance about a high-powered Hollywood exec who moves back to the Wars of the Roses. Read full book review >

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A SHEEP AMIDST THE WOLVES by Vinny Haddad
Released: March 28, 2011

"There's an evocative sketch of modern anomie in here—underneath mounds of dreary navel-gazing."
A slacker Christ proffers dubious miracles and murky teachings in this tale of squalid redemption. Read full book review >

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CAUGHT IN THE SHADOWS by C.A. Haddad
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 13, 1992

"It's a shame she doesn't seem due for an encore."
Computer sleuth Becky Belski, of the Chicago consulting/snooping firm Resources, is called in to dish the dirt on Daryl and Lionel Aberdeen, a pair of socialites whose marriage went sour when (or even before) Daryl shot Lionel. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE MOON PRINCESS by Y J Lee
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"A more-than-respectable picture-book debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Long ago, there was a little princess who lived on a moon filled with sparkling jewels. Read full book review >