Search Results: "Tracy Richardson"


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GRUNT by John Richardson
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"A light-hearted tale that sends a worthwhile message to children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A melancholy runt learns about happiness and self-acceptance from a genial boar. Read full book review >

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THE CURSE BOX by E.E. Richardson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A slender romp that will tempt reluctant readers in particular to bite. (Horror/humor. 11-17)"
Highlighted by an exploding slime monster and a face-off between gangs of vampires, this British import will draw both chills and chortles. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2006

"Another entry in the series is sure to be forthcoming. (Fiction. 12+)"
This plot-driven sequel to The House of Windjammer (2003) depicts further adventures of 16-year-old Adam Windjammer as he evades pirates and engages in battles to restore glory to his family's name. Read full book review >

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THE LAZARUS TREE by Robert Richardson
Released: Oct. 13, 1992

"A treat for puzzle fans and lovers of the small British mystery."
Richardson (Murder in Waiting, The Dying of the Light, etc.) returns in top form, this time sending Augustus (``Gus'') Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 2012

"Richmond-area readers and true-crime enthusiasts will find much to savor in this rousing, vivid report on a shocking crime spree."
Richmond, Virginia, native and noted historian Richardson (Built by Blacks: African-American Architecture and Neighborhoods in Richmond, 2008) vibrantly captures the essence of the infamous Tri-State Gang and how his hometown briefly morphed into a mob town.Read full book review >

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POSSESSION by Kat Richardson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Greywalker fans and curious newcomers both will feel welcome."
Another entry (Poltergeist, 2007, etc.) in this well-established contemporary urban-fantasy noir series about Seattle-based psychic PI Harper Blaine. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2006

"An illuminating portrait."
Parkman Prize-winner Richardson takes a vivid look at a pioneering American intellectual. Read full book review >

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WILLIE BROWN by James Richardson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"This is a must-read for anyone interested in recent California history or in politics as sport. (24 b&w photos, not seen)"
An informed and entertaining biography of the San Francisco mayor and longtime speaker of the California State Assembly. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 17, 1994

"Despite the material's innate fascination, readers must look elsewhere for a life grounding Stalin's psychological compulsions persuasively in historical context—for instance to Alan Bullock's massive and authoritative 1992 dual biography, Hitler and Stalin."
An intriguing look at Stalin's regime, marred by pedestrian writing and shallow insights. Read full book review >

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The Golden Arrow by Lloyd Richardson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2015

"A sound sophomore effort with enough espionage fuel to power a future entry in the series."
Two intelligence agents from the United States and India, respectively, work together to stop Iran from launching a nuclear missile at Israel in Richardson's (Dragon's Paw, 2012) political thriller. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF WINDJAMMER by V.A. Richardson
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2003

"Richardson sets the stage for sequels from the first chapter on, but few readers are likely to want to read them. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Stronger on 17th-century historical detail than plot or character, this overblown series opener stars a dimwitted, unlikable Amsterdam teenager who suddenly finds himself heir to a family business tottering on the edge of bankruptcy. Read full book review >

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AFTER HAMELIN by Bill Richardson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Likely to attract lovers of fairy-tales, but it will disappoint. (Fiction. 11-13)"
An expansion of the classic story of the pied piper, this tells of young Penelope, left behind when the piper returns for the children of Hamelin after saving the town from rats. Read full book review >