Search Results: "Tyler Roberts"


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Truth's Blood by Tyler Roberts
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 20, 2012

"Morals and bullets fly in this cranky action thriller."
In Roberts' post-apocalyptic debut, the Lang family survives in a disintegrating United States occupied by the Chinese military. Read full book review >

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FROGGY WENT A-COURTIN’ by Gillian Tyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Um-hum. (source note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Tyler highlights the romance in this frilly version of the folk song, following Froggy and Miss Mousie from courtship to honeymoon in pale, finely brushed outdoor scenes captioned in elegant, if low-contrast, gold ink. Read full book review >

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JANITORS by Tyler  Whitesides
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2011

"An implausible but entertaining ruckus: Squeamish readers may never touch a school water fountain again. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
With both cleanliness and educational function at stake, a government agency and a rebel faction duke it out in the halls, restrooms and classrooms of an Idaho elementary school. Read full book review >

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VAN LAVEN CHRONICLES by Tyler Chase
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 29, 2014

"An intriguing study of love and trust wrapped in exhilarating adventure—a big win for sci-fi and romance fans."
Meeting when they survive a sabotaged flight, two star-crossed lovers—she the daughter of his mortal enemy—help each other through the ordeal, fall in love and pit themselves against the galactic powers that be. Read full book review >

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CLOCK WINDER by Anne Tyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1972

"Another gently insidious exposure of the adders under the veranda."
Miss Tyler again explores family connections in terms of compensatory stress and balances, necessary exclusions, and the loneliness of outsiders resisting absorption. Mrs. Emerson is the vortex of the Baltimore Emerson family, a widow "wearing pastels, holding out smooth white hands with polished nails," to receive her intermittently returning seven children whom she controls with charged verbiage: "Oh, everything she said nowadays was attached to other things by long gluey strands. . . touching off chords, opening doors." Read full book review >

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THE COMPLACENT CLASS by Tyler Cowen
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A book that will undoubtedly stir discussion—as many of Cowen's books do—with readers divided about how they stand based on where they currently sit."
An influential economist seeks to persuade readers that American citizens have gotten overly complacent, that a crisis point is near, and that a widespread rebellion may alter the existing order. Read full book review >

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THE WHEAT MONEY by Kristl Tyler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2014

"A meandering exploration of racial attitudes and oppression."
Memoir, family stories, and American history intertwine in this debut book. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2001

"A highly entertaining, if ultimately depressing, saga of greed and good-ol'-boy immorality. (b&w photos)"
A journalist picks through an unsavory gumbo of political corruption in the Pelican State. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Tyler ably demonstrates how a culture of preemptive warfare and covert subversion is isolating Israel and alienating it from its founding as a progressive and humanistic state."
A scathing look at the belligerent mindset of Israel's elite, from David Ben-Gurion to Benjamin Netanyahu. Read full book review >

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BLUE GLASS by Sandra Tyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1992

"A promising beginning."
An unpretentious but accomplished first novel about the bittersweet relationship between a mother and a daughter, refreshingly free of either anger or sentimentality. Read full book review >

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A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD by Anne Tyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"The texture of everyday experience transmuted into art."
Tyler's 20th novel (The Beginner's Goodbye, 2012, etc.) again centers on family life in Baltimore, still a fresh and compelling subject in the hands of this gifted veteran.Read full book review >

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THE RISE OF DAVID DUKE by Tyler Bridges
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"Until that biography arrives, this will be a vital resource. (40 b&w photos, not seen)"
A sobering, solidly researched portrait of the politically adept ``twisted fanatic'' who gained a majority of white votes in two statewide Louisiana races. Read full book review >