Search Results: "Rochelle Strauss"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Large-sized, both handsome and useful, this is an outstanding collaboration of author and illustrator. (note to teachers and parents, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
This introduction to the five kingdoms of living things does an excellent job of helping young readers understand how scientists organize and classify all living things. Read full book review >

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RICHARD STRAUSS by Matthew Boyden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 1999

"Judicious, well-balanced, and thoughtfully argued, though its readability would be enhanced by a little more passion either for or against the unpleasant Herr Strauss. (illustrations, not seen)"
An unflattering portrait of Germany's most popular modern classical composer, mitigated by hearty appreciation for his musical genius. Read full book review >

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ROCHELLE AT HOME by Bertha Festge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2017

"An engaging fable that sometimes tries to juggle too many of society's ills."
This debut fantasy finds a village of animals seeking autonomy from corrupting outside forces.Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2011

"A 'pure-dee' delight for storytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tall-tale version of the invention of blue jeans by a New York peddler who came late to the California gold rush but saw a need and filled it. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS OF SIN by Rochelle Krich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Jessie's fifth outing (Dead Air, 2000, etc.) mixes an unbelievably naive rabbi trying to treat sociopaths, a double dose of half-hearted misdirection, and a few genuinely peaceful moments when Jessie sits down for some religious introspection."
When wealthy, philandering plastic surgeon Ronald Bushnell is dispatched with a bullet to his head and another to his groin, and two of his staff are murdered almost as afterthoughts—or potential eyewitnesses—L.A. Detective Jessie Drake and her partner Phil Okum find no shortage of suspects. Read full book review >

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FERTILE GROUND by Rochelle Krich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Krich makes use of the suspense formula to put a hot-button issue—the problems of parenthood in the age of fertility clinics—under the knife."
Murder is the least of the chicanery at an L.A. fertility clinic in this tautly-moving tale. Read full book review >

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GRAVE ENDINGS by Rochelle Krich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 28, 2004

"Molly (Blues in the Night, 2002) keeps getting tangled in plots as threatening as those that confront her sister sleuth Detective Jesse Drake. But if you want a facile tutorial on contemporary females grappling with the orthodox Jewish lifestyle, Molly's your gal."
If your best friend has been a corpse for six years, she can hardly be your maid of honor. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"B&w photos; source list; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A workmanlike survey of the civil-rights movement, focusing on the experiences of several individuals who were children or teenagers at the time: participants in sit-ins (Harvey Gantt, later mayor of Charlotte and a North Carolina senatorial candidate); one of the ``Little Rock Nine''; Claudette Colvin, predecessor to Rosa Parks; freedom riders; a student in the Brown v. Read full book review >