Search Results: "Ander Monson"


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VANISHING POINT by Ander Monson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 1, 2010

"An imperfect grab-bag of ruminations that reflect a likable nerdy enthusiasm."
A freewheeling assortment of essays that bring surprising weight to ephemera like Dungeon & Dragons, Doritos and household repair. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Writing that requires a receptive readership as flexible as the prose."
Short essays on libraries, literature and life. Read full book review >

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HOW WE SPEAK TO ONE ANOTHER by Ander Monson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 14, 2017

"A cornucopia of essays sure to lead to conversations with one another that will inform, puzzle, and surprise."
Take one daily and call me every morning. That's the website header for Essay Daily, the source for this anthology. Read full book review >

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NECK DEEP AND OTHER PREDICAMENTS by Ander Monson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Poetic quality aside, there is not enough that informs the mind or heart."
An eccentric, idiosyncratic collection of essays, most previously published (some online only), on topics ranging from car washes to high-school felonies to the nature of prose itself, from Monson (Other Electricities, 2005). Read full book review >

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OTHER ELECTRICITIES by Ander Monson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2005

"Too filled with static to come in clearly, too scrambled to be compelling."
Debut story collection set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula ditches clarity, accessibility and character development in favor of a pastiche of fragments. Read full book review >

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ME AND MY BIKE by Ander
by Ander, illustrated by Ander
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Printed on textured paper, the bright, delicate illustrations begin and end on the endpapers; nonetheless, pasting down the flaps won't hide anything significant in this thoughtful take on the universal theme of wanting one thing, but settling for something else. (Picture book. 6-8)"
On his Grandpa's (possibly) magic teapot a lad makes two of his allotted three wishes: for a new bike—soon. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF SANCTUARY ISLAND by Ann M. Monson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 1991

"A fast-paced, easy-to-read adventure with believable detective work and a breathless climax: a fine debut. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Todd witnesses what appears to be a burglary, but no one believes him: his parents are initially willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, but the police are frankly skeptical and the owner of the house rudely denies that anything is missing. Read full book review >

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WANTED: BEST FRIEND by A.M. Monson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Best friend'' means the friend Cat can best tolerate in a field of rejects. (Picture book. 4-8)"
After being repeatedly thrashed at checkers, Mouse suggests to Cat a game of crazy eights. Read full book review >