Search Results: "Russell Richer"


BOOK REVIEW

BAD TIME by Russell Richer
Released: Nov. 19, 2011

"Fast and unrestrained, a perilous journey worth taking."
In Richer's action-packed debut, two men in Mexico try to flee the country after stumbling across suitcases filled with cash. Read full book review >

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LUCKY RUSSELL by Brad Sneed
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"An unusual and original barnyard tour. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In his first solo book, the illustrator of Grandpa's Song (1991) tells a familiar story: a kitten, longing for an important job, volunteers for one farm task after another (``You're too cute,'' barks the dog. ``You gotta have a mean look and a low growl to protect the farm'') until the farmer points out what a fine playmate he makes for a little girl. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 4, 1996

"In Russell's paradox of a life, Monk uncompromisingly, enlighteningly reveals a complex mixture of caddishly cold behavior, profound intellectual passion, and a fierce social conscience. (illustrations, not seen)"
This first volume of Monk's biography cohesively, skeptically analyzes the aristocratic philosopher's mathematically logical intellect, Victorian purposefulness, and Edwardian mores. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2001

"Monk's generally negative portrait may alienate the great man's devotees, but it's the product of meticulous research and balanced by the biographer's esteem for a great intellect and outsized personality. (illustrations not seen)"
An outstanding conclusion to the story begun in Bertrand Russell: The Spirit of Solitude, 1872-1921 (1996): the tragedy of a brilliant but flawed thinker who mistreated the humans closest to him while promoting humanity in the abstract. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Person offers an excellent guide to his legacy. (15 b&w photos)"
A concise, lucid tour of the writings and wide-ranging ideas of the American regarded in many quarters as "the founder of the modern conservative movement." Read full book review >

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A RICHER DUST by Amy Boaz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"Readers need know nothing about Lawrence and his circle to become engrossed in this evocative tale."
An attempt to establish a new world Utopia in the American Southwest succumbs to a clash of genders and cultures in this subtly compelling historical novel, the author's debut. Read full book review >

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RICHER THAN RUBIES by Tessa Barclay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Jo's intelligence and talent make it hard to accept her entanglement with one-dimensional Ivan in this sexless romance."
A jewelry designer's intriguing new commission expands into an overplotted adventure from mystery author Barclay (A Final Discord, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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BERTRAND RUSSELL by Caroline Moorehead
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Moorehead shapes Russell's complex character into a vivid and compelling portrait: an exemplary accomplishment. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs)"
Ambitious biography by Moorehead (ed., Betrayal, 1990, etc.) of one of the most fascinating of modern British lives, taking in a century of social and cultural upheaval. Read full book review >

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FOR RICHER, FOR DANGER by Lisa Bork
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Murder is one of the least interesting transgressions in Bork's tale of deception and redemption."
Trying to finalize the adoption of their foster child puts a vintage-car dealer and her husband in peril. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"A wonderful historical gathering by a writer who's not just part of literary history but still very much alive."
Thirty stories and sketches from one of the Harlem Renaissance's last surviving members: a first-rate collection that spans almost 70 years, and includes a prize-winning story (``The Typewriter'') written when West was 17. Read full book review >

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THE LEGACY OF GLORIA RUSSELL by Sheri Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2004

"Not worth the effort. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Billy is mourning the loss of his friend Gloria, who died suddenly of an aneurysm. Read full book review >