Search Results: "Ronald L. Ruiz"


BOOK REVIEW

Jesusita by Ronald L. Ruiz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2015

"A bleak look at a bitter life that may be too much for readers to bear."
In 1945, a widowed Mexican immigrant faces powerfully difficult conditions in Ruiz's (A Lawyer, 2012, etc.) latest novel.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LAWYER by Ronald L. Ruiz
Released: Sept. 7, 2012

"A well-written, engaging look at a life of law."
A lawyer's memoir of a lifetime arguing cases in court. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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BOOK REVIEW

HOODOO by Ronald L. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Seekers of the scary and 'something different' need look no further. (Horror. 9-12)"
A sinister stranger stalks young Hoodoo Hatcher in rural 1930s Alabama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 1993

"A provocative and—given our concern about an imbalance of trade with Japan—unusually relevant examination."
As the Clinton Administration prepares for a potential trade war with Japan, historian McGlothlen—drawing on interviews with contemporaries of former secretary of state Dean Acheson (Dean Rusk and Paul Nitze among them) and quoting from original policy memoranda—outlines in detail the evolution of US policy toward Japan's trading partners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAN JOHNSON by Ronald L. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A perfectly pleasant double feature."
The Van Johnson Story. Starring . . . Van Johnson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

No Matter the Season by Ronald L. Froehlich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2014

"Effortless storytelling that, though rather simple, still resonates."
A tale of a 1950s American family trying to make its way in a rapidly changing world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 1993

"A cake you eat for its raisins. (Twenty b&w photographs)"
A history of the Hollywood factory system that leaps, handy- dandy, between the intimate and the commonplace, drawing from hundreds of interviews with Tinseltown folk conducted by the Southern Methodist University Oral History Program, which Davis (Hollywood Beauty, 1991) founded. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY MARTIN by Ronald L. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"Martin's star quality prevails."
Affectionate but not airbrushed portrait of the Broadway diva who got her first big break with a naughty Cole Porter song but flew into legend in a children's classic. Read full book review >