Search Results: "Ron Currie Jr."


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FLIMSY LITTLE PLASTIC MIRACLES by Ron Currie Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2013

"Free-wheeling—and at times both moving and hilarious."
A postmodern love story, self-consciously playful in a Vonnegut-ian way. Read full book review >

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THE ONE-EYED MAN by Ron Currie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2017

"Even though the over-the-top ending sputters into a wild tailspin, Currie's caustic humor and deadly sarcastic bite win out."
A Swift-ian morality tale about a land of "hysteria and half-truths." Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING MATTERS! by Jr. Currie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"This vivid novel races and sputters jerkily, but it's an exhilarating ride nevertheless."
The apocalypse, provocatively envisioned with wild invention and irreverent wit. Read full book review >

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GOD IS DEAD by Jr. Currie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 9, 2007

"Very clever indeed: Kurt Vonnegut laced with Louis-Ferdinand Céline."
Bereft and deranged earthlings struggle to adapt to a world without divine guidance in this mordant dystopian fable, its Maine author's abrasively funny first novel. Read full book review >

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THE LONGEST SEASON by Jr. Ripken
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"This one is a winner. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Cal Ripken, Jr. set many records in his baseball career, including one that had been said to be unbreakable: Lou Gehrig's record of 2,130 consecutive games; Ripken played a remarkable 2,632 consecutive games. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Tosses a daunting challenge to educators, social workers, and policy shapers."
Harsh criticism of middle-class American culture, one pervaded by a new form of social Darwinism that places its youth at increasingly high risk for the ills long associated with disadvantaged adolescents. Read full book review >

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THE MASK THAT SANG by Susan Currie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Drawing on her own experience discovering her Cayuga identity, Currie offers a tender, resonant tale. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Fifth-grader Cass Foster's life is altered after her single mother receives an unexpected inheritance that includes a house in a better neighborhood and the relief of a new school where Cass can escape the bullies that have made her life miserable. Read full book review >

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MOSES SUPPOSES by Ellen Currie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Light comedy; sometimes charming, but rarely involving."
A dozen tales of the American Irish—sharp-tongued, silly, and so whimsical they leave nary a memory—by the author of Available Light (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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CLANCY OF THE UNDERTOW by Christopher Currie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Funny, gritty, absorbing, and occasionally depressing, this is an intriguing if occasionally melodramatic glimpse of a young Australian woman's coming-of-age. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An Australian teen copes with poverty and family problems as she fumbles toward acceptance of her lesbianism. Read full book review >

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SHARING POSTS by Stephen  Currie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"An informative, insightful, and helpful overview of a prominent and serious societal problem. (photos, source notes, further research, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
This timely look at the rise and spread of fake news examines how the internet has changed the way news is reported and consumed and how social media is used to discredit people and policies, most often in the realm of politics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Much fretting—but not much in the way of new solutions."
Another entry in the recent wave of drug-policy books by academics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Must reading for every politician, teacher, social worker, or social scientist who needs a refresher course on real life."
A powerful collection of conversations between Currie (Sociology and Criminology/UCLA at Berkeley; Confronting Crime, 1985) and teenagers spending time in one of California's juvenile- detention halls. Read full book review >