Search Results: "Alan K. Lewis"


BOOK REVIEW

I GREW UP ON A FARM by Alan K. Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"A more anecdotal telling would have tilled the ground better to tie in and germinate with the inventive art style. (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
A nostalgic reverie by the author recalls his days growing up on a farm 50 years ago. Read full book review >

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UNTOLD DAMAGE by Robert K. Lewis
Released: April 8, 2013

"Equally rooted in the struggle for justice and the struggle for sobriety, Lewis' debut makes it clear that there may be no clear right or wrong."
A cop turned junkie has to turn back in order to uncover a friend and colleague's descent down the same dark path. Read full book review >

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INNOCENT DAMAGE by Robert K. Lewis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 2015

"Even though Mallen and company sometimes come off as noir types rather than recognizable people, the plot Lewis unfolds allows him to develop his characters more deeply this time out."
A former addict's search for a friend's missing daughter uncovers what appears to be corruption with roots in the local police force. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Surely as biased toward the right as the media allegedly are toward the left—but for all that, this shoot-from-the-lip politico is on target in calling for greater press self-scrutiny. (Author tour)"
Simpson, retiring this January after 18 years in the Senate, would, judging from this combative memoir-critique, probably agree with Oscar Wilde's bon mot, ``In the old days men had the rack; now they have the press.'' At first, Simpson (R-Wyo.) basked in his reputation for hard work, plain speaking, shrewdness, and collegiality—all of which earned him a prized post as assistant Senate minority leader and a Washington Post headline as ``A Western Breeze Through a Stuffy Senate.'' Before long, however, that image had degenerated into one of a thin-skinned pol ready to stick it at a moment's notice in the media's ``gazoo'' (a word he coined), and as a symbol of all the men who ``didn't get it'' when Anita Hill gave her controversial testimony about Clarence Thomas before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"A fine, frank memoir of WW II air combat in the European theater."
Abner writes of his long, hairy journey from an Oregon farm to the controls of a P51 Mustang in the Eighth Air Force during WW II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"Prince and Schiff find gold in the plutocratic lining: Someone has to supply toys to the rich."
How one affluent segment of the U.S. population influences national buying habits. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Well-researched, briskly written, full-bodied, and flavorful. (50 halftones and line drawings)"
A savory and spirited cultural history of caffeine, with summaries of pertinent scientific and medical research on the properties and effects of the world's drug of choice. 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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LIKING THE UNLIKABLE
by Leila Roy

I know it’s not cool to define yourself by a boy. Girls are supposed to be independent, these days. We should be Strong Female Characters, we should be tough and self-motivated and grrrrrls instead of girls. We’re supposed to run the world—girls—and look unapologetically into the camera. We don’t have to smile. We can cross our arms or curl our ...
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A BOY AND HIS SKUNK
by Leila Roy

“I love him,” Bat said. He hadn’t meant to say it out loud. Mom laughed. “Careful, or you might make me jealous,” she said.
“But it’s true,” Bat said. “I love him.” 
Mom said they’d have to hand the kit over to the rescue center in a month. But Bat, holding the tiny animal in ...

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