Search Results: "Russ Rymer"


BOOK REVIEW

PARIS TWILIGHT by Russ Rymer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Rymer has drastically overextended himself. For a novel that covers, seamlessly, street demonstrations, surgery and much else besides, see Ian McEwan's Saturday."
An American doctor in Paris is confronted by a slew of mysteries in this slow-moving debut. Read full book review >

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GENIE by Russ Rymer
NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 1993

"An eye-opening account of science gone awry and a life gone amiss."
A compelling account by journalist Rymer (The New Yorker, The New York Times, etc.) of a modern-day ``wild child'' so deprived of human contact that when she was found at age 13 she was virtually without language—making her a prize subject for scientific study. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Despite flaws, a provocative, smart, and often withering look at American culture."
A perceptive, occasionally slow-reading mix of history, personal narrative, and cultural criticism tries with great (though not complete) success to analyze the role race and money play in America's most intractable social problems. Read full book review >

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RUSSIAN GIRL by Russ Kendall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Buried in the acknowledgements is a contact for others interested in traveling or working in Russia. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
An award-winning photojournalist (Eskimo Boy, 1992) focuses on a nine-year-old girl in Suzdal, an ancient Russian town 150 miles from Moscow. Read full book review >

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BLUE by Russ Gregory
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"When Gregory sticks to the facts of his fiction, letting the action take over and the characters speak for themselves, he unleashes a riveting thriller."
A 103-year-old nursing-home resident knows the deep, dark secrets behind a sniper's serial killings. How many more will die before she's done telling her tale? Read full book review >

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GOODBYE, SHE LIED by Russ Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 2007

"Cartloads of down-home humor, amusing characters and a hint of romance for the feisty heroine make for an agreeable, if not especially innovative, read."
A retired schoolteacher pits her sleuthing skills against con artists and hit men. Read full book review >

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THE GRAPHIC CANON by Russ Kick
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: May 22, 2012

"If artists, as British sculptor Anish Kapoor famously said, make mythologies, then this volume is genuinely a marriage of equals."
Classic literature gets desterilized with the help of the modern world's most daring graphic artists. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Sage, sensible words by a leader who can now point to how he right he was."
Former Senator Feingold shares his progressive foreign-policy vision. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 1999

"Russ makes the Chosin Reservoir campaign come alive in a narrative that's impossible to put down. (photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A masterful narrative of one of the most gripping battles of the 20th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 14, 2016

"An extensive, well-organized work on the current state of public education."
Walsh (There's a Giant in My Classroom and Other Poems from Around School, 2013, etc.) describes the current landscape of American public schools in this informative guide.Read full book review >