Search Results: "Scott Lasser"


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ALL I COULD GET by Scott Lasser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2002

"Nicely plotted and well drawn, with believable characters in simple yet compelling situations: a winner."
A brisk second effort from Lasser (Battle Creek, 1999) that gets behind the scenes on Wall Street. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR THAT FOLLOWS by Scott Lasser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2009

"A novel with barely a wasted word or an emotion that doesn't ring true."
A taut, masterfully controlled and profoundly moving novel about family ties—blood or otherwise. Read full book review >

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BATTLE CREEK by Scott Lasser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Featuring a desultory text strewn with faceless women in perky T-shirts who mostly serve drinks, Lasser's debut has as much spellbinding crackle as a pre-season rainout. (Book-of-the-Month Club selection; author tour)"
A tepid first novel for boys who love the boys of summer. Read full book review >

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Released: July 2, 2012

"Lasser's setting ranges from the dingy 'hood to the ritzy 'burbs, so by the end we get to know the city almost as intimately as we know the characters."
David Halpert returns to his native city and finds a new life and a modicum of happiness, but along the way he also confronts heartbreak and loss. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN V. COHEN by William Lasser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"Solid if sometimes plodding, a valuable addition to the historical literature."
A painstakingly documented life of an unsung hero—or villain, depending on your point of view—in the making of the liberal state. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO CRIED BIGFOOT! by Scott Magoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Entertaining and clever—and that's no lie. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Some boys cry wolf, but to the admiration of one individual, Ben cries Bigfoot. Read full book review >

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HARRY GOES TO DOG SCHOOL by Scott Menchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"An amusing turnabout that is sure to have readers in stitches…as long as they are not chasing their own tails instead. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Menchin introduces readers to a boy who has taken pretending to be a dog to new levels. Read full book review >

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THE HIGH-SKIES ADVENTURES OF BLUE JAY THE PIRATE by Scott Nash
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An imaginative premise, fledged in showy if sometimes overdecorated finery. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A corvid catastrophe threatens swashbuckling Blue Jay and his mixed avian crew after a treetop shipwreck leaves them to the tender mercies of a murder of crows. Read full book review >

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MAGIC PICKLE AND THE PLANET OF THE GRAPES by Scott Morse
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Readers will be smirkin' at the exploits of this gherkin. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
When the whole planet's in a dilly of a dilemma, who ya gonna call? Read full book review >

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HUGO AND MILES IN I’VE PAINTED EVERYTHING! by Scott Magoon
ANIMALS
Released: April 23, 2007

"Though he tried for a fresh vision, the story is predictable, and the blocky pencil and digitally colored illustrations have a forced hipster vibe. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hugo is deep in an "elephunk" because he's already "painted everything!" Read full book review >