Index of Book Reviews
Titles - R
This is an alphabetical list of all the book
reviews, with titles starting with the letter
R, located on LPR.
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- Rebecca, adapted by Alison Greengard.
The Biblical story of Rebecca and how she came to marry Isaac comes alive in this adaptation for children.
- Race, Nation, and Empire in American History, edited by James T. Campbell, Matthew Pratt Guterl, and Robert G. Lee.
A collection of fifteen essays that examine the role of empire in American race relations, nationalism and foreign policy from the founding of the nation to the present day.
- Rainbow Six, by Tom Clancy.
John Clark, Jack Ryan's sidekick, is the star of this massive techno-thriller as he takes control of an international anti-terrorist organization. The team's first order of business - save the human race!
- Rand McNally Large Scale Road Atlas 2006, by Rand McNally.
The large scale edition of America’s #1 road atlas features maps that are 32% larger than our standard Road Atlas, making pre-trip planning and on-the-road directions easier.
- Random House Webster's Large Print Crossword Puzzle Dictionary, edited by Stephen P. Elliott.
This new, large print edition features thousands of clue and answer words, including brand names, trivia related words, and terms associated with popular culture.
- Random House Webster's Large Print Dictionary
Featuring more than 35,000 entries, this general purpose large print dictionary that is ideal for use at home and at school.
- Random House Webster's Large Print Thesaurus
An easy to use - and read - large print thesaurus with more than 80,000 synonyms and antonyms, and more than 400 synonym studies.
- Ransom, by Danielle Steel.
Peter Morgan has lost everything from drug dealing. After being released from prison, he is determined to go straight but he is soon lured back into crime with some fellow ex-cons.
- The Real Mother, by Judith Michael.
Leaving medical school to care for her three younger siblings, Sara Elliott comes to learn just what it takes to be a real mother.
- Real People, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
This single CD contains the text of more than 500 biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, reminiscences, diaries, journals, official papers, notebooks, and biographical novels.
- Rebel Angels, by Libba Bray.
The thrilling sequel to A Great and Terrible Beauty, in which Gemma Doyle struggles to bind the magic that she unwittingly released and to survive in the restrictive world of Victorian England.
- Recipes for a Perfect Marriage, by Morag Prunty.
The stories in this book show you that while marriage is not always perfect, with time, dedication, and understanding you can create a solid relationship.
- A Redbird Christmas, by Fannie Flagg.
Oswald Campbell moves to the milder climate of Lost River, Alabama after he learns that he is dying of emphysema. The charming local residents soon give him a reason to live and love.
- Red Chrysanthemum, by Laura Joh Rowland.
In this, the eleventh Sano Ichiro mystery - thriller set in feudal Japan, Sano must prove that his wife did not kill Lord Mori, despite being found lying beside his corpse with the murder weapon in her hand.
- Red Mist, by Patricia Cornwell.
Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information not only on Fielding, but also on a string of grisly killings...
- Red Moon Rising, by Matthew Brzezinski.
Sputnik and the Hidden Rivalries that Ignited the Space Age. A riveting account of the early days of the Space Age, and its long term impact on the world.
- Relentless, by Dean Koontz.
What does an author do about a bad review? In the case of Cullen "Cubby" Greenwich, he sets out to 'just look' at the reviewer, unintentionally setting into motion a series of events that could destroy his career - and his life.
- Relieve Your Child's Chronic Pain, by Elliot J. Krane, M.D., with Deborah Mitchell.
A Doctor's Program for Easing Headaches, Abdominal Pain, Fibromyalgia, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, and More.
- Religion, compiled by Richard Seltzer .
78 books covering Judeo-Christian, Moslem, religions of India & China, and works about religion in general and related anthropology and myth. (CD)
- The Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, by Drew Gilpin Faust.
A compelling history that looks at an often overlooked aspect of the American Civil War - the dead, and how the military and civilian population dealt with the more than 600,000 casualties.
- The Resurrected Man, by E. C. Tubb.
After his spaceship is destroyed, Captain Baron died in the dark void of space - at least temporarily. Five years later a team of researchers bring him back to life. But things go terribly wrong when his new lease on life leads to murder...
- The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Being the third part of The Lord of the Rings, this volume recounts the epic War of the Ring and its outcome.
- Return to Paris - A Memoir with Recipes, by Colette Rossant.
In this sequel to Apricots on the Nile, Rossant chronicles her life from 1947 to the present.
- Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes, by Cathy Holton.
When three middle-aged southern Ladies discover that their lawyer husbands are cheating on them, they set out to get revenge - and gaiety ensues.
- Reverse Mortgages for Dummies, by Sarah Glendon Lyons and John E. Lucas.
A detailed overview of what a reverse mortgage is, how to decide if one is right for you, the process of acquiring a reverse mortgage, the fees associated with one, and under what circumstances you'll need to repay the loan.
- Richard Burton's Arabian Nights and Victorian Books of Exploration in Asia and Africa, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
This CD contains the complete edition of the Arabian Nights, plus a fascinating collection of books that chronicle the adventures of various Victorian Explorers. (CD)
- Right Ho, Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse.
Reginald Jeeves is a "gentleman's personal gentleman" (a valet) to the foppish Bertie Wooster. Subtle and clever, Jeeves carefully oversees Wooster's life, often coming up with complicated plans to extricate young Wooster from the latest calamity in his life, be it legal, social, or womanly.
- The Right Word, by Elizabeth Morrison.
Are you confused by homophones such as soul/sole or hall/haul? If so, The Right Word will help to guide you through the labyrinth of words that sound alike, but which are spelled differently and have different meanings...
- The Ring Bear - A Rascally Wedding Adventure, by David Michael Slater.
Westley gets a little confused when his mom asks him to be a ring bearer at her upcoming wedding. He thinks she wants him to be a ring bearrr, so he turns himself into a real bear!
- Rise, Let Us Be On Our Way, by Pope John Paul II.
An inspirational book that chronicles the Pope's "middle years" from his appointment as auxiliary Bishop of Krakow in 1958 to his election as Pope in October of 1978.
- Rise to Rebellion, by Jeff Shaara.
This book is the first part in a two-part fictional account of the American Revolution. This volume covers the period from March 1770 to the Summer of 1776.
- Roadside Crosses, by Jeffrey Deaver.
A killer taunts the police by displaying a cross on the side of a highway with flowers and with the date that he or she will commit a murder. This occurs several times. Senior Detective Kathryn Dance must find the murderer before there are more killings.
- The Roar of the Butterflies, by Reginald Hill.
Follow Joe Sixsmith, PI, as he journeys into the posh world of the Royal Hoo Golf Course where charges of cheating have been leveled against one of the clubs key members. What starts out as an accusation of cheating soon leads to murder, and it falls upon Joe to sort out the Hoo...
- The Roasted Vegetable, by Andrea Chesman.
Here, Andrea Chesman has assembled a mouthwatering collection of 150 meat-free recipes, from simple sides to main dishes.
- Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Deception, by Eric Van Lustbader.
After barely surviving an assassination attempt, Bourne fakes his own death and sets to discover who is trying to assassinate him, a task that intersects with the investigation of a downed passenger jet that might have been the victim of a terrorist missile attack.
- Rob Roy, by Sir Walter Scott.
This is a swashbuckling adventure story set against the backdrop of the 1715 Jacobite uprising in Scotland. The story follows the adventures of Francis Osbaldistone, an Englishman out to save his family's business, and Robert MacGregor the legendary Scottish hero.
- Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon, by Craig Nelson.
A riveting account of the Apollo 11 moon mission, and the men and women who made this momentous event a possibility.
- Rome 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World, by David Maraniss.
Well researched, this sweeping narrative explores the history, characters, and events that made the Rome 1960 Olympics so memorable.
- The Rose in the Wheel, by S. K. Rizzolo.
When Constance Tyrone, the founder of the St. Catherine Society for destitute women is found murder, her death leads to more questions than answers. To solve this horrid crime, Bow Street Runner John Chase and the wife of the main suspect, Penelope Wolfe, must join forces to discover the truth in this historical mystery set in Regency era London.
- Rough Country, by John Sandford.
Virgil Flowers, John Sandford's new hero, goes north to solve a puzzling murder, and finds that the country is very rough indeed.
- The Rough Riders, by Theodore Roosevelt.
Colonel Roosevelt presents a spirited chronicle of the First United States Volunteer Cavalry's bloody battles in Cuba against deeply entrenched Spanish forces.
- Rough Weather, by Robert B. Parker.
A wedding is interrupted by a murder, and the kidnapping of the bride sets Spenser on the trail of the man responsible - his old nemesis, The Gray Man, a task that is complicated by the arrival of a hurricane.
- Roux Morgue, by Claire M. Johnson.
San Francisco pastry chef Mary Ryan is back at her old alma mater. Initially ecstatic to be teaching, Mary finds herself trying to straddle both worlds, caught between her original mentors and her contemporaries.
- Roverandom, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Rover has been turned into a toy doggie! Can he track down the wizard who turned him into a toy and convince him to turn him back into a real dog?
- The Royal Flea, by Rolf Heinmann.
In this collection of stories you'll find the answers to such pressing questions as: What should you do with a flea that has royal blood? Why shouldn't pirates wear earplugs? And what should you do if an alien lands in your backyard and needs to use the toilet, but there's no toilet paper…only your homework?!
- The Rule of Nine, by Steve Martini.
In the 11th Paul Madriani thriller, the San Diego defense attorney once again crosses paths with hired assassin Liquida Muerte (aka the Mexicutioner) who is bent on revenge. Meanwhile, a terrorist mastermind is plotting a horrific attack on the U.S.
- Run for Your Life, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.
In this chilling novel, a calculating killer is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. His message is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences! Can Detective Mike Bennett stop this demonic killer?
- The Runaway Jury, by John Grisham.
Jury tampering, legal shenanigans, and intrigue rule in this fast-paced courtroom drama that pits a big tobacco company against a grieving widow.
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