Search Results: "Albert Lamb"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ABANDONED LIGHTHOUSE by Albert Lamb
ANIMALS
Released: June 7, 2011

"An unsatisfying read. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Poorly paced text delivers a choppy story unlikely to engage readers despite McPhail's familiar, endearing art. Read full book review >

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TELL ME THE DAY BACKWARDS by Albert Lamb
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"An exceptional idea and a truly fine follow through. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gentle storytelling and a clever concept set this bedtime book apart from the pack. Read full book review >

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SAM’S WINTER HAT by Albert Lamb
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Too bad everyone's not as lucky as Sam. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young bear cub who can't keep track of his belongings is determined not to lose his new hat. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

Astride his trusty Trek 520, Los Angeles Times correspondent Lamb (Stolen Season, 1991, etc.) pedals his way from the Potomac to the Pacific in this entertaining 3,145-mile ramble, which is more cycling manifesto than travelogue. Read full book review >

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Do As I Say And Not As I Do by Mark Lamb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2013

"Indeterminate endings undermine a set of otherwise carefully rendered pieces."
A collection of seven curiously crafted tales of malevolence and melancholia. Read full book review >

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SHE'S COME UNDONE by Wally Lamb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 1992

"A warmblooded, enveloping tale of survival, done up loose and cheering."
A tremendously likable first novel about the catastrophe- marked childhood, youth, and mangled adulthood of a tough-fibered woman who almost beaches herself in guilt and grief. Read full book review >

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Ebony and the Man in the Big Blue Overalls by Anita Lamb
Released: Sept. 27, 2013

"A charming, high-action farm story sure to be a hit with budding animal rescuers."
Debut author Lamb retells the true story of a calf rescue from the point of view of the calf in this action-packed picture book. Read full book review >

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I’LL FLY AWAY by Wally Lamb
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Writing as an act of self-realization and liberation and, not incidentally, an indictment of the penal system."
The second accomplished collection of writings from women incarcerated in Connecticut's York Correctional Institution, edited again by bestselling novelist Lamb (Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE by Wally Lamb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 1998

"A probable commercial bonanza, but both twice as long and not as much as it should have been. (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection; author tour)"
Both a moving character study and a gripping story of family conflict are hidden somewhere inside the daunting bulk of this annoyingly slick second novel by Lamb (the popular Oprah selection She's Come Undone, 1992). Read full book review >

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WE ARE WATER by Wally Lamb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"We all know that life is tangled and messy. Still, in reminding readers of this fact, Lamb turns in a satisfyingly grown-up story, elegantly written."
A searching novel of contemporary manners—and long-buried secrets—by seasoned storyteller Lamb (Wishin' and Hopin', 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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SUNDAYS AT EIGHT by Brian Lamb
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 29, 2014

"These richly detailed and forthright interviews offer unique perspectives on the inspirations and creativity of writers."
Notable writers talk candidly about their lives and work. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A cautionary but sympathetic story of a man obsessed, though less perniciously than most."
Sensitive chronicle of a complex man who came to Africa to found his own kingdom, built a castle for the woman he loved, and ruled his subjects with a firm but benevolent hand. Read full book review >