Search Results: "Robin Gaby Fisher"


BOOK REVIEW

COLD SWEAT by Yamma Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A courageous and often unsettling look at the not-so-glamorous consequences of being the offspring of a major celebrity."
James Brown's daughter recounts her conflicted relationship with the "Godfather of Soul." Read full book review >

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CHOOSING HOPE by Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A flawed but still courageous and inspiring book from a genuine hero."
A former first-grade teacher's heartfelt account of how she survived both the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre and the events that followed it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2008

"Dramatic but shallow."
Expanded from her series of articles in the Newark Star-Ledger, Pulitzer Prize finalist Fisher's first book follows freshman roommates, badly burned in the January 2000 Seton Hall University dorm fire, as they recover and rebuild their lives. Read full book review >

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FIELDS OF GRACE by Hannah Luce
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"A tender, Christian-based memoir of love and friendship."
One young woman's struggle with her faith. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2012

"A disquieting retelling of 9/11 by one survivor with a surprising twist."
The story of the startling disclosure of a 9/11 survivor who wasn't actually there. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"A worthy exploration of a regrettably long-lasting true-crime nightmare."
A journalist collaborates with two former juvenile detention-center inmates to expose a scandal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Wake the Hollow by Gaby Triana
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A spooky and satisfying literary mystery that features two celebrated authors."
Triana (Summer of Yesterday, 2014, etc.) takes inspiration from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" in this horror-tinged YA novel. Read full book review >

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BACKSTAGE PASS by Gaby Triana
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2004

"Desert's narcissism makes her difficult to warm up to, and her ultimate redemption comes too quickly to be believed, even when it nearly costs her friend's life in the two-hanky conclusion. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Desert McGraw's a typically whiny 16-year-old. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2002

"A rigorously researched, clever, and obliquely feminist look at what happens over the ages when the Pygmalion complex is closeted in a well-equipped workshop."
British journalist Wood profiles roboticists with castration complexes and other men, both real and fictional, who thought they might somehow be able to create life. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPTRESS FOUR by Gaby Triana
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Entertaining but uneven. (Fiction. 12+)"
Four best friends decide to take a cruise together during the summer before they head off to different colleges. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIDING THE UNIVERSE by Gaby Triana
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 5, 2009

Seventeen-year-old Chloé Rodriguez is most alive when she's racing her best guy friend, Rock, down the Florida highway on the back of her kitted-out Harley, which she's named Lolita. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 6, 2011

"An outsider's infusion of significance and structure into a world that would be beautiful, if only he allowed it to speak for itself."
Bamana's travel book explores the nomadic pastoralism of Mongolia through its residents' relationship with tea. Read full book review >