Search Results: "Allan Rich"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2007

"Great advice from a show-business veteran."
Respected character actor and stage coach reinterprets Stanislavsky's Method for a modern audience. Read full book review >

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WAR & WATERMELON by Rich Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Readers will enjoy Brody's story as he, in these few weeks, makes one small step toward manhood. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Brody Winslow says, "It feels like my whole life's about to change. Moving into junior high is like stepping out of childhood, whether you want to or not." Read full book review >

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DISHES by Rich Wallace
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Wallace's true form shines with short, choppy, succinct chapters and an action-driven plot full of laughs, misunderstandings, grit and fun. (Fiction. YA)"
Ogunquit, Maine: Gayest. Town. Ever. And Danny's destination for a summer job. Read full book review >

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SPOILED BRATS by Simon Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Humor comes easily to Rich, but he's at his best when he pushes against the boundaries of his jokes."
Humorist Rich's (The Last Girlfriend on Earth, 2013, etc.) latest collection is predictably funny, though sometimes digs deeper.Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Best when plaintive and sensitive to the modest pleasures of her sounds, Rich's 'I——less lines, with their pretentious denial of ego, sound more like the breathless phrases of George Bush."
Ever since her first volume of poetry in 1951, A Change of World, was selected by Auden for the Yale Younger Poets, Rich has enjoyed a wide and mostly laudatory readership, though it has changed over the years, from admirers of her modest, formal pleasures to believers in her often strident, anti-male rhetoric. Read full book review >

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THE GRAND TOUR by Rich Kienzle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 29, 2016

"The expanding country bookshelf has another welcome addition."
A solid, incisive biography of the last singer universally acknowledged as the greatest in country music. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 1994

The international Bank for Reconstruction & Development (aka the World Bank) turns 50 in 1994. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Interesting social experiments unevenly integrated into an intriguing thesis."
A black scholar moves into some of America's whitest communities, attempting to do for race what Barbara Ehrenreich did for class. Read full book review >

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THE DAY DONNY HERBERT WOKE UP by Rich Blake
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 27, 2007

"The carpe-diem message resonates clearly in this moving, bittersweet account of another of life's mysterious miracles."
A brain-dead man regains consciousness to greet his family one final time. Divine intervention or medical miracle? Read full book review >

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ELLIOT ALLAGASH by Simon Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"A high-school romp that John Hughes should be so lucky to direct."
Two outsiders from opposite sides of the tracks join forces to survive that most heinous of limbos: high school. Read full book review >

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The Angel of the Mansion by Victoria Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2016

"A thrilling gothic-romance novel that melds family secrets, magic, and marriage—with room for a sequel, of course."
A young aspiring model becomes embroiled in supernatural family dynamics in Rich's debut paranormal romance. Read full book review >

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ONE GOOD PUNCH by Rich Wallace
FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Readers will wish there were more to it. (Fiction. YA)"
To everyone around him, Michael Kerrigan is "almost too good to be true." Read full book review >