Search Results: "Ron Fritsch"


BOOK REVIEW

PROMISED VALLEY CONSPIRACY by Ron Fritsch
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Another well-done excursion into Jean Auel territory."
The multipart saga set in a lush prehistoric valley continues. Read full book review >

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PROMISED VALLEY WAR by Ron Fritsch
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A captivating novel that will transport readers back to prehistory times—while reminding them of their own."
War erupts in a peaceful prehistoric valley. Read full book review >

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Promised Valley Peace by Ron Fritsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2013

"A wise, bittersweet conclusion to a sprawling tale of prehistoric war and peace."
In this fourth and final novel in Fritsch's (Promised Valley Conspiracy, 2012, etc.) series, a sweeping new kind of warfare threatens an ancient valley and its peoples. Read full book review >

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Elizabeth Daleiden on Trial by Ron Fritsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2016

"Big-city life has nothing on small-town shenanigans in this often enjoyable read with a serious message."
Fritsch's (Promised Valley Peace, 2013, etc.) historical legal drama reveals the seamy underbelly of a small Illinois farming community. Read full book review >

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PROMISED VALLEY REBELLION by Ron Fritsch
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"A strange, primitive world that feels winningly real."
Fritsch's debut novel is a Paleolithic adventure in the manner of Jean Auel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"Illuminating, if sometimes a chore to read, and a welcome aid to understanding the evolution of Paul's offbeat ideas."
A breezy and generally admiring though not hagiographic look at the quixotic fixture at the far-right extreme of the last couple of presidential elections. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RON BROWN by Tracey L. Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 1998

"There is no pretense that the agenda here is anything other than paying tribute, and given this candor, the book has an innocent quality that is charmingly sweet as well as irritatingly naive. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Heart-warming rather than hard-hitting, this loving biography is by a self-proclaimed ``daddy's girl.'' Writing in the first person, the author refers to the late secretary of commerce as ``Dad'' throughout, and the volume is more family history than chronicle of a public servant's career. Read full book review >

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RODEO RON AND HIS MILKSHAKE COWS by Rowan Clifford
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2005

"Though driven less by a nutritional agenda than by the pleasures of bright colors and cavorting cattle, there is a point, of sorts, here, painlessly presented. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Clifford crafts a Wild West burpfest for his first solo outing, pitting well-established soda-fountain kings Frothy and Fruity in a shake-off against newly arrived, Stetson-topped milk-bar impresario Rodeo Ron and his corps of bovine dispensers. Read full book review >

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CATS GOT TALENT by Ron Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Despite light touches, the cavalier abandonment of the cats, the satiric spoofing of the cats' ambitions and their naïve satisfaction with their 'success' create a disappointingly mean-spirited tone overall. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three stray cats, formerly pets, try to strike it big in showbiz. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Attractively designed and handsomely illustrated, this informative text introduces teens to many intriguing angles on a high-interest topic that should inspire many to further explore the subject. (chronology, glossary, bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Will the world end in a bang or a whimper? Unless pre-empted by human-induced disaster or one of many scientifically possible catastrophic scenarios, life on Earth will end a billion years from now in a sizzle. Read full book review >