Search Results: "Yiftach R. Atir"


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THE ENGLISH TEACHER by Yiftach R. Atir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Atir appreciates subtle spycraft and knows his business, but this tale is often morose and features a woman who can be less likable than the people she seeks to best in her subterfuge."
An ex-Mossad agent sets off a scramble at the agency when she disappears. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF GENESIS ILLUSTRATED by R. Crumb
Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"An erudite and artful, though frustratingly restrained, look at Old Testament stories."
The Book of Genesis as imagined by a veteran voice of underground comics. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Expressive exercises that provide an array of motivational pointers."
The 26 characters of the English language serve as springboards for life advice and reflection in this debut self-help guide. Read full book review >

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Masters' Mysterium by R. R. Reynolds
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 8, 2015

"Like Charlaine Harris' Midnight, Texas saga this is cutting-edge genre fiction that will appeal to genre fans as well as mainstream fiction readers. It's a storytelling tour de force no matter the categorization."
This rousing sequel to Reynolds' debut novel (Masters' Mysterium: Wisconsin Dells, 2013) continues a paranormal fantasy saga chronicling the epic battle between angels and demons and the humans entangled in their war. Read full book review >

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Eye of God by R. Thomas
NON-FICTION

"A regularly affecting but discombobulated collage of reflections and hypotheses."
Thomas offers a debut, book-length essay on the spirit world and life after death. Read full book review >

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THE POISONOUS GENIUS by R Giridharan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A rigid but workable thriller that offers a few genuine surprises."
A series of murders in a small Indian town reveals a complicated conspiracy in Giridharan's debut thriller. Read full book review >

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I LIKE YOUR SHOES by R. Stim
Released: Sept. 27, 2014

"A worthwhile if occasionally clumsy children's mystery for kids and tweens."
In Stim's (Ivan the Not-So-Terrible, 2013, etc.) latest kids' book, a 15-year-old thief, a torched houseboat and phone calls from herself are the latest puzzles facing a sharp 12-year-old girl. Read full book review >

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That Awful Smell by R. Neighbor
Released: March 25, 2016

"Realistic local color and characters make up for a somewhat poor mystery plot."
In Depression-era Kansas, young Ralph McConnell and his friends find a body down by the river in the latest in the Young Ralph McMystery series. Read full book review >

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I DIDN'T KILL YOUR CAT by R. Stim
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Despite its flaws, the book has a charming main character and a diverting plot sure to appeal to fans of whodunit novels."
Stim's entertaining debut takes the reader into a houseboat community as a young preteen tries to catch a killer. Read full book review >

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MOUSETROPOLIS by R. Gregory Christie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A welcome addition to any folk-tale collection, this clever retelling and its warm, embracing illustrations demonstrate the enduring appeal of this classic tale. (Picture book/folk tale. 4-8)"
A 21st-century update to Aesop's enduring fable finds cousins City Mouse and Country Mouse spending time in each other's locale to realize that they both prefer life at home. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2007

"The characters, Septina in particular, are not likable, the plot twists are bizarre instead of interesting and the attempts at cleverness and humor, though occasionally right on, are for the most part overdone and forced. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fishbone presents this middle-grade reader in the form of letters from purple-haired Septina Nash—the magical seventh child of a seventh child of a seventh child—to her teachers, her school counselor and the police lieutenant who is leading the investigation into the disappearance of Sexta, Septina's sister. Read full book review >