Search Results: "Sue Corbett"


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THE CLOSER by Mariano Rivera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Though a bit scrubbed, Rivera's account offers engaging insight into the thrills and trials of getting the last out of the season. (photos, 'Notes from Mo,' glossary) (Memoir. 10-16)"
Baseball's all-time save leader tells his story. Read full book review >

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THE LAST NEWSPAPER BOY IN AMERICA by Sue Corbett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A tidy resolution comes hastily together as 'Wil of Steele' proves his mettle. (author's note) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Corbett stirs current events into an old-fashioned boy-makes-good tale with mixed results. Read full book review >

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12 AGAIN by Sue Corbett
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"Still: original, unusual, and imaginative. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this odd, cross-genre pairing, a boy tries to solve the mystery of his mother's disappearance, not knowing that she has turned into a child herself and is now his classmate. Read full book review >

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FREE BASEBALL by Sue Corbett
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Corbett remains carefully true to Felix's view and interpretation of events and deftly weaves a moving coming-of-age story with a sweet, satisfying conclusion. (afterword, glossary) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Felix and his mother escaped from Cuba when he was a baby. Read full book review >

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FURTHERING MY EDUCATION by William Corbett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"These insights are expressed in an understated narrative exhibiting great clarity, perspective, and order."
A focused, intelligent exploration of a parent's betrayal, leading to the hard-won discoveries that constitute the author's own ongoing education of the heart. Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE WAY by Gavin Corbett
Released: March 5, 2013

"Read this book for its quirky style and flavor. Though probably not for everyone, readers are likely to remember it."
Corbett's latest (Innocence, 2004) examines one side of modern, working-class Ireland but with mixed results. Read full book review >

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A MURDER OVER A GIRL by Ken Corbett
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"An emotionally resonant account of a real-life tragedy."
A teenager's murder raises issues of bullying and homophobia. Read full book review >

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THE BOAT CAPTAIN’S CONUNDRUM by Tom Corbett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2016

"A longtime policy wonk delivers an engrossing look at his work fighting poverty in government and academic environments."
A veteran of poverty research and welfare reform presents a broad retrospective of his career. Read full book review >

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BLOOD OF PARADISE by David Corbett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2007

"Polished writing and deeply engaging characters carry the reader through the sometimes murky intricacies of third-world politics. An extensive bibliography, glossary, map and essay outlining the story's roots (both literary and sociological) are included."
Complicated personal agendas get snagged in the politics of a volatile Central American country. Read full book review >

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DONE FOR A DIME by David Corbett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A resonant, relevant piece of contemporary fiction."
With breadth, depth, and texture far beyond Corbett's easily pigeonholed debut (The Devil's Redhead, 2002), this ambitious tale shows a murder exacerbating tensions between a jaded police force and a wary black community. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"Perhaps the sheer fact that this book is being published, and that the story has been covered from so many angles, is proof that the time is ripe for women's professional team sports to be taken seriously. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A flawed look at America's 1996 Olympic-champion women's basketball team. Read full book review >