Index of Book Reviews
Titles - F
This is an alphabetical list of all the book
reviews, with titles starting with the letter
F, located on LPR.
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- Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury.
Books were for burning and Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires, and he enjoys his job. That is until he learns that books are not the evil things he was always taught they were.
- A Fair Penitent and Other Stories, by Wilkie Collins.
A Fair Penitent and Other Stories is collection of stories by Wilkie Collins, and in addition to the title tale, this collection also includes The Traveller's Story of a Terribly Strange Bed and Mr. Lismore and the Widow.
- Fairy Tales from the Arabian Nights, by E. Dixon
A collection of 15 stories from an 1821 edition of the Galland translation of the Arabian Nights. It includes seven voyages of Sinbad the Sailor.
- The Fallible Fiend, by L. Sprague de Camp.
What would you do if you were a demon whose master told you to eat any intruders that happened by? You'd eat him of course, which is exactly what Zdim did. So why did his master get so upset? You'll have to read the book to find out...
- False Impression, by Jeffrey Archer.
A fast-paced international thriller about a stolen Van Gogh masterpiece that hides a secret worth killing for.
- Family Happiness, by Leo Tolstoy.
An array of beautifully drawn characters presents the complexities of emotions and feelings in this work, in which the protagonist finds herself in the midst of a situation where her own feelings are not comprehensible to her.
- The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty, by Kitty Kelley.
Investigative biographer Kitty Kelley tell all about the Bush family.
- Fast and Simple Diabetes Menus, by Betty Wedman-St. Louis.
Over 125 Recipes & Meal Plans for Diabetes. This book includes a variety of menus that cover three meals a day for four weeks. Nutritional information, and diet management strategies for diabetics are also discussed.
- Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser.
In Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser offers the reader an eye opening look at how America was transformed into a nation of fast food restaurants and boilerplate shopping centers. Most important, he details the impact that this homogenization has had on the country, not just in regard to the store fronts, but also how it has affected every aspect of our lives from how our food is grown to how our children are exploited as a source of cheap labor.
- Fatal Tide, by Iris Johansen.
Melis Nemid is hunted by a killer who is willing to do anything necessary to get his hands on her father's underwater sonic gun, and to make her to reveal the location of the mythic Island of Marinth.
- Fatherland, By Robert Harris
The year is 1964, Germany won WWII, Hitler is still in power and a Kennedy is in the White House.
- Fax Me a Bagel, by Sharon Kahn.
A Ruby, the Rabbi's Wife, Mystery in which Ruby must track down the killer of Marla Margolis, who was felled by a poisoned bagel, before the killer can strike again.
- The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Being the first part of The Lord of the Rings in which Bilbo Baggins declares his nephew Frodo is heir, and entrusts him with the One Ring. To keep the ring from the evil Dark Lord, Frodo sets out on a quest to unmake the ring.
- Fiddlers, by Ed McBain.
In this 87th Precinct mystery, Detective Steve Carella and his team must track down an unusual serial killer.
- The Fifth Vial, by Michael Palmer.
This is a gripping, and thought-provoking, medical thriller about organ transplants, organ traffickers, and where all those organs might be coming from.
- The Fighting 69th, by Sean Michael Flynn.
The unforgettable history of The Fighting 69th, a National Guard Army Battalion which had a glorious pass but which in recent years had become more of a joke than a fighting unit. In this book, Flynn examines how the events of 9-11 revitalized The Fighting 69th, and how this National Guard Unit went on to fight heroically in Iraq, and to gain respect of their military comrades.
- Fighting Caravans, by Zane Grey.
At thirteen Clint is already a man who is able to take up the reins of a massive freight wagon. Driving his wagon along the Sante Fe trail, Clint fights Indians and bandits, and he watches many of his friends die. In this hard-hitting western adventure, we follow Clint as he grows from boyhood to become a commanding figure on the frontier.
- Fighting Invisible Tigers, by Earl Hipp.
This extraordinary book offers advice for teenagers on how to identify the stressors in their lives, and it provides practical and easy to follow stress management techniques.
- The Finest Hours, by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman.
This is the true story of how two ships split off the coast on New England in 1952 and how the U.S. Coast Guard made a daring and heroic sea rescue of most of the men aboard the four parts of the two ships that split in violent weather.
- Fire Hawk, by Geoffrey Archer
Warheads armed with biological weapons have been smuggled out of Iraq. Can Sam Packer stop the terrorist before it is too late, while at the same time trying to solve the murder of his ex-lover?
- Firestorm, by Iris Johansen
In this fast paced thriller, arson investigator Kerry Murphy uses her psycic powers to find and stop a cold blooded arsonist and killer.
- First and Last Thing, by H. G. Wells.
In this nonfiction book, Wells discusses his religious beliefs and other philosophical musings.
- First Family, by David Baldacci.
It began with what seemed like an ordinary children's birthday party. However, it was far from ordinary. It was held at Camp David and it ended with a daring kidnapping...
- The First Patient, by Michael Palmer.
When a country doctor is asked by his old friend, and current President of the United States to become his personal physician, he answers the call, only to find himself embroiled in a devious plot that could destroy the presidency, as well as the President.
- The First Wave, by James R. Benn.
In this, the second book in the Billy Boyle Mystery series, Billy finds himself in Algeria trying to arrange for the surrender of the Vichy French, before the onslaught a full blown Allied invasion.
- Five for Silver, by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer.
This is the fifth book in the John the Eunuch Mystery series, and it finds John investigating a murder amidst the turmoil of a deadly plague epidemic decimating Constantinople.
- Five Little Pigs, by Agatha Christie.
Poirot has had a unique challenge set before him. Prove the innocence of a woman convicted of poisoning her husband to death. His two biggest problems - the woman is dead and the crime happened sixteen years ago. If anyone is up to the task of uncovering the truth, it is the esteemed Belgian Detective, Hercule Poirot!
- The Five People You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Albom
Three intriguing stories about life, and death, told from the viewpoint of the stories protagonist, an 83 year old, wounded war veteran.
- Florence Nightingale: Avenging Angel, by Hugh Small.
In this revolutionary biography of Florence Nightingale, Small presents the reader with an unblemished view of exactly who Florence Nightingale was, what motivated her, and the effect of her activities both in making nursing a mainstream and acceptable occupation for middle and upper class women, for helping to institute academic nursing training, and the impact that she had on public health. He highlights some her most important works and explores many of the myths that surrounded her life, all the while providing an engaging and extremely readable biography of a remarkable woman.
- The Floating Brothel, by Siân Rees.
The extraordinary story of an eighteenth-century ship and its cargo of female convicts.
- Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said, by Philip K. Dick.
The world famous TV personality, Jason Taverner, whose show regularly has over 30 million viewers has a problem, no one remembers who he is!
- Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918, by Gina Kolata.
In this book, Kolata offers the reader an in-depth look at the 1918 influenza pandemic; including what influenza is, the effects that the epidemic had both politically and culturally, and its long term aftereffects.
- Flying In, Walking Out, by Edward Sniders.
An RAF fighter pilot during World War II, Edward Sniders spent a good part of the war as a POW, interned Nazi Stalag. In this book, Sniders chronicles his life as a prisoner, and his numerous escape attempts.
- The Folk Keeper, By Franny Billingsley.
This is a delightful books about a young girl with otherworldly powers who serves as a Folk Keeper. A Folk Keeper's job is to care for the Folk, vicious creatures made up almost entirely of just mouths and teeth.
- Food Allergies and Food Intolerance -
The Complete Guide to Their Identification and Treatment, by Jonathan Brostoff and Linda Gamlin.
This book looks at food allergies and intolerances from the viewpoint that they not only induce classic symptoms such as hives and breathing difficulties, but that they are also responsible for a host of medical disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, migraines, and sinus problems.
- Food Allergy Field Guide -
A Lifestyle Manual for Families, by Theresa Willingham.
A handy manual exploring the steps you can take to adjust your family's lifestyle to best accommodate a member who has a food allergy. Includes information about food allergies, nutrition, and kid-tested recipes.
- Footsteps of Angels, by E. C. Tubb.
When his daughter is struck down by a mysterious illness while vacationing on the Moon, tycoon Max Feyman sets out to track down a cure, before it is too late...
- For One More Day, by Mitch Albom.
This is the story of Charley, a child of divorce who is always forced to choose between his mother and his father. He grows into a man and starts a family of his own. But one fateful weekend, he leaves his mother to secretly be with his fatherand she dies while he is gone. This haunts him for years...
- Ford County: Stories, by John Grisham.
In his first collection of short stories John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill.
- The Forest House, By Marion Zimmer Bradley.
The Forest House is the prequel to the Mists of Avalon. Rather than being an Arthurian novel, this story surrounds the collision of the Roman and Druid traditions.
- Forever Odd, by Dean Koontz.
Odd Thomas returns and uses his extraordinary talents to search for a missing friend.
- Forgotten Voices of the Holocaust, by Lyn Smith.
This book contains the short narratives by more than 100 contributors, both Jewish and non-Jewish, about their experiences during the Holocaust.
- Form Line of Battle!, by Alexander Kent.
The tenth installment in the Richard Bolitho series finds the able Captain in command of the Hyperion. Stationed off the coast of Gibraltar, the gallant men of the Hyperion must do battle against the French in this thrilling adventure story set in 1793.
- The Forsyte Saga, by John Galsworthy.
This witty comedy of manners includes The Man of Property, Indian Summer of a Forsyte, In Chancery, Awakening, and To Let.
- Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation, By Cokie Roberts.
Cokie Roberts brings us the stories of the women who fought for independence in the American Revolution.
- The Fourth Bear, by Jasper Fforde.
In this, the second book in the Nursery Crime series, Jack Spratt and Mary Mary investigate the disappearance of Goldilocks, who was last seen entering the home of the Three Bears. To complicate their investigation, they must also deal with the Gingerbreadman, who is on a murderous rampage in the town of Reading.
- Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley.
The world's most famous monster comes to life in this 1818 novel, a compelling narrative that combines Gothic romance and science fiction to tell of an ambitious young doctor's attempts to breathe life into an artificial man.
- Frankenstein: City of Night, by Dean Koontz.
Book 2 in Koontz's Franenstein series. They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created – and they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Helios– once Frankenstein – can stop the engineered killers he’s set loose on a reign of terror through modern-day New Orleans.
- Frankenstein: Dead or Alive, by Dean Koontz.
Book 3 in Koontz's Franenstein series. As a devastating hurricane approaches, as the benighted creations of Victor Helios begin to spin out of control, as New Orleans descends into chaos and the future of humanity hangs in the balance, the only hope rests with Victor’s first, failed attempt to build the perfect human.
- Frankenstein: Prodigal Son, by Dean Koontz.
The first book in Koontz's modern-day Frankenstein series. Every city has secrets. But none as terrible as this. His name is Deucalion, a tattooed man of mysterious origin, who's traveled the centuries with a secret worse than death...
- Franklin and Winston - An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship, by Jon Meacham.
An intimate glimpse at the friendship that developed between FDR and Churchill, and how their friendship affected the outcome of World War II.
- Fraud of the Century, by Roy Morris, Jr.
Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden, and the Stolen Election of 1876.
- French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew, By Peter Mayle.
A fulfilling gastronomical trip through France, with a reverent bow the Michelin guide.
- Fresh From the Vegetarian Slow Cooker, by Robin Robertson.
200 Recipes for Healthy and Hearty One-Pot Meals That are Ready When You Are.
- Front Porch Tales, by Philip Gulley.
A collection of real-life inspirational stories from Philip Gulley's newsletter of his Quaker church.
- The Frontier Stories: Volume I, by Louis L'Amour.
The first volume of this Louis L'Amour collection features 35 frontier tales of the Old West.
- The Frontier Stories: Volume II, by Louis L'Amour.
The second volume of this Louis L'Amour collection features 35 frontier tales of the Old West.
- The Fruits of Culture, by Leo Tolstoy.
A stage play in four acts, this comedy follows the misadventures of a well-to-do man whose family is in disarray.
- Fugitive, by Phillip Margolin.
Criminal lawyer Amanda Jaffe has has anew client: Charlie Marsh. Charlie was a petty thief and con man who become a national hero when he rescued the warden of a state penitentiary during a prison riot, but now he's suspected of killing a United States congressman!
- The Full Cupboard of Life, by Alexander McCall Smith.
The fifth installment in the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.
- Funding for Persons with Visual Impairments, by Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber.
A database of financial aid opportunities for those with visual impairments. The large print edition of this directory contains about 250 financial aid resources for visually impaired individuals. The Plus Edition contains about 700 resource listings for disabled individuals, with an emphasis on programs for the visually impaired.
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