Search Results: "Andre Agassi"


BOOK REVIEW

OPEN by Andre Agassi
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2009

"An ace of a tale about how one man found his game."
Enigmatic tennis great Agassi lays it all on the line. Read full book review >

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ANDRE THE GIANT by Brandon Easton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"An earnest if colorless picture of both a career and a character."
A graphic biography of a gentle (outside the ring, anyway) giant who helped take professional wrestling from a grubby, localized sport to today's glittering international spectacle. Read full book review >

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ANDRE THE GIANT by Box Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"An achievement that merits a wider readership than just wrestling fans, deserving recognition for the quality of its graphic art."
A labor-of-love tribute, exquisitely rendered, to the larger-than-life wrestling giant. Read full book review >

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CALL ME BY YOUR NAME by Andre Aciman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"With shades of Marguerite Duras and Patrick White, a quiet, literate and impeccably written love story."
Graceful debut novel by memoirist/literary scholar Aciman (False Papers, 2000, etc.), joining young love to his familiar themes of dislocation and wandering. Read full book review >

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THREE HANDS FOR SCORPIO by Andre Norton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"For lovers of strong female fantasy characters, a delight. For those in search of clearly imagined alternate worlds, a muddle."
Three brave, bold daughters of the House of Scorpy recount their kidnapping and subsequent escape from an underground wasteland. Read full book review >

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MEDITATIONS FROM A MOVABLE CHAIR by Andre Dubus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 8, 1998

"Still Dubus is an American original, and his talent continues to surprise. (Author tour)"
This affecting second collection of personal essays from contemporary master of the short story Dubus (Dancing After Hours, 1996, etc.) displays the distinctive direct and elegant style and often reflects the masculine Catholic worldview that inform much of his fiction. Read full book review >

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THE WARDING OF WITCH WORLD by Andre Norton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 24, 1996

"A vast, rather amorphous panorama framing numerous plotlets, and set forth in the usual stilted, sometimes outlandish prose, Still, a major effort from Norton that should satisfy Witch World fans."
It's been a long time since Norton, who invented the Witch World, published a solo novel set there (The Gate of the Cat, 1987), though yarns with various collaborators have appeared with some frequency (On Wings of Magic, 1994, with Patricia Mathews and Sasha Miller, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MIRROR OF DESTINY by Andre Norton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

Apprentice healer Twilla, carrying nothing but her magic mirror, is forcibly transported to the Far Lands to wed a settler chosen by lot, according to the king's decree. Read full book review >

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FLIGHT IN YIKTOR by Andre Norton
Released: May 19, 1986

"So, overall, this one would look better—though by no means convincing—on the YA shelf."
A frail, diffident sequel to Exiles of the Stars, from the veteran author of, most recently, Forerunner: the Second Venture (1985). Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1976

"Otherwise there's not much connection between the night battles (with King Jamie's men, smuggling vigilantes or the local squire) and the present, city apartment reality—and not much point to any of it."
When Nan's mother marries Chris' father the two resentful children are dumped on an aunt while the parents travel, and soon their mutual hostility is eroded by shared dreams (real ones, not daydreams) of historical adventure, all set centuries back in an old English inn of which Chris has just bought an "antique" model. Read full book review >

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EXILES OF THE STARS by Andre Norton
Released: April 1, 1971

"The author provides her usual dashes of daring and dollops of intrigue in a labyrinthian plot designed to hold the reader in suspended admiration."
This sequel to Moon of Three Rings (1966) again features Krip Vorlund, Free Trader, and the beautiful Maelen. Read full book review >

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THE ZERO STONE by Andre Norton
Released: March 1, 1968

"Good sustaining action in what could be the start of a very nice series."
Murdock Jern is the adopted son of a man who spent a lifetime, sometimes on the wrong side of the law, collecting and examining. . . trading. . . the treasures of the universe. Read full book review >