Search Results: "Alan Eagle"


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HOW GOOGLE WORKS by Eric Schmidt
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"An informative and creatively multilayered Google guidebook from the businessman's perspective."
Two distinguished technology executives share the methodology behind what made Google a global business leader. Read full book review >

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ALAN GRATZ
by Megan Labrise

To many Americans, the plight of refugees can seem remote—until you find their boat.

Middle-grade novelist Alan Gratz was vacationing in the Florida Keys when his family discovered an abandoned escape raft during a walk on the beach.

“It was clearly a raft from some other place in the Caribbean, trying to get to America,” says Gratz, whom Kirkus ...


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WHAT THE HEART KNOWS by Kathleen Eagle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 6, 1999

"Eagle's rich understanding of Indian lore lends an attractively exotic cast to an otherwise familiar love story."
Veteran romancer Eagle (The Night Remembers, 1997, etc.) returns to her favorite subject, the trials of modern Native Americans, about which she is well-informed by virtue of marriage to a Lakota Sioux and 17 years of teaching on a North Dakota Indian reservation. Read full book review >

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YOU NEVER CAN TELL by Kathleen Eagle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Eagle, a veteran romancer, knows her Indian facts and history, but her characters fail to bring either to life."
RITA Award-winner Eagle once again tries for a mainstream audience, this time in a story that centers on a journalist, Manhattan-based, who falls in love with a Lakota Sioux activist and his cause. Read full book review >

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ALAN BURDICK
by Gregory McNamee

Time is fleeting. Time flies. There’s never enough of it. With apologies to Irma Thomas, the greatest interpreter of the song “Time Is On My Side,” it’s really not.

We modern humans are bound to clocks, to having to be particular places at particular moments, to occupying certain points of the space-time continuum at, well, certain points. But thus ...


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THE LAST GOOD MAN by Kathleen Eagle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Heartfelt and homespun, with a believably gallant hero who (sigh) never asks stupid questions."
A good man is hard to find, but a romance by Eagle (What the Heart Knows, 1999, etc.) is a good place to start. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT REMEMBERS by Kathleen Eagle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"Eagle's knowledge of Sioux folklore and her descriptions of Minneapolis's underworld add a little zip to what is otherwise a standard-issue, relentlessly uplifting romance. (First printing of 40,000)"
Three wounded, troubled people seek self-understanding and human connection in a city beset by social problems. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

After his father's death, Bushnell sold his share of the Connecticut farm where he was born, using the money to go to Yale. Read full book review >

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WHAT DO WE DO NOW, GEORGE? by Helen McCann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 1991

A hearty, hilarious story about a precocious young fund- raiser and his group of dupes—er, friends. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Ultimately, it's the connection of the stories to the teller and listeners' lives that makes the book special. (Picture book/folklore. 8-12)"
The ritual of storytelling is given as much prominence as the 13 Native American tales themselves, first heard by Eagle Walking Turtle as a child. Read full book review >

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LEE ALAN DUGATKIN
by Gregory McNamee

It’s a story as old as humankind: Somewhere, one of our ancestors threw a bone out into the darkness beyond the campfire, a wolf snatched it up, and its grateful descendants transformed themselves into dogs for our companionship. The process, it’s been supposed, took thousands of years, millennia in which those fierce, lethal hunters of the northern forests evolved—or devolved ...


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WHAT'S FRENCH FOR HELP, GEORGE? by Helen McCann
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 1993

"Frenetic b&w illustrations punctuate a text that will have many readers demanding their francs back. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Last seen trying to skim the profits from a failed bout of fund-raising (What Do We Do Now, George?, 1991), George is now hacking his way to a free trip to France with his friends (who can afford full price). Read full book review >