Search Results: "Ross Raisin"


BOOK REVIEW

WATERLINE by Ross Raisin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"A compassionate portrait of a man on the verge filled with disquieting tension."
A working-class Glaswegian widower starts to drown under the weight of his own sorrow. Read full book review >

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OUT BACKWARD by Ross Raisin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"A novel successful in creating a mood of menace."
London-resident Raisin's first novel is a chilling—at times terrifying—narrative set in rural Yorkshire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARNEY ROSS by Douglas Century
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"A strikingly researched work that's rich with perspective on Jews in America."
Moving biography of the 1930s boxer who fought his way out of a Jewish ghetto in Chicago to become a World Champion and a genuine World War II hero. Read full book review >

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THE YEARS WITH ROSS by James Thurber
Released: May 28, 1959

"Thurber's drawings will enhance this commemorative."
A biography, which is also a composite picture, of the mainspring of the New Yorker, presents Harold Wallace Ross during his 27 year marriage to that magazine, as the author, and many others, knew and remembered him. Read full book review >

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BETSY ROSS by Becky White
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A bit of bibliography and a stronger admission that this is not history (or herstory) but legend would make this a stronger book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A historical fable, told in very few words, prettily illustrated and rather wonderful in its elegant brevity—except there is almost no evidence to support the Betsy Ross myth. Read full book review >

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ROSS MACDONALD by Tom Nolan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 1999

"A breathlessly enthusiastic font of praise—most of it justifiable—that also works as a schematic for the demons, both professional and personal, that motivate some of our best writers to toil tirelessly in the genre fields."
Hagiographic, rags-to-riches, writer-as-middle-class-hero tale; the first biography of a genre master who wrote 18 highly literate detective novels featuring southern California private eye Lew Archer and earned an enormous following among mainstream readers, academes, and literary celebrities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAISIN AND GRAPE by Tom Amico
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"An engaging intergenerational portrait. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Nearly bursting with youthful vim—and adoration—a grape introduces his grandpa, who has a "kazillion" wrinkles and a story for each one. Read full book review >

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RAISIN, THE LITTLEST COW by Miriam Busch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"One to add to the new-baby shelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Raisin's tiny bovine nose is out of joint when her new baby brother arrives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AGATHA RAISIN AND THE WELLSPRING OF DEATH by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 9, 1998

"Even Agatha's devoted fans may want to sit out this one."
A sillier than usual chapter in the life of Agatha Raisin (Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist, 1997, etc.), now retired from her public-relations job and living in the Cotswolds village of Carsely. Read full book review >

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BETSY ROSS AND THE MAKING OF AMERICA by Marla R. Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2010

"Sometimes stiff, but more often rewarding."
A full-length biography of an American icon. Read full book review >