Search Results: "Andrew Driver"


BOOK REVIEW

BUS DRIVER by Nancy  Poydar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"The thin story, lackluster text and the missed opportunity in the illustrations add up to make this one to skip—for tales of lost toys, stick with Karen Beaumont and David Catrow's Where's My T-R-U-C-K? (2011) or Mo Willems' Knuffle Bunny books. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Written for a slightly younger audience, this lacks the sparkle and story that mark Poydar's other books. Read full book review >

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RECKLESS DRIVER by Lisa Vice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 1995

"A streamlined vehicle for a writer with tremendous talent."
Short, present-tense sections related in a young girl's voice create a simply stunning first novel. Read full book review >

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THE DRIVER by Hart Hanson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Bones showrunner Hanson's fresh-voiced first novel is a lark, which is saying something considering the violence to which its characters are subjected."
Hired as a bodyguard for African-American reality TV star Bismarck Avila, a rapper and skateboard mogul, "astoundingly vanilla" LA limo driver Michael Skellig draws on his background as an Army Special Forces officer in Afghanistan to save his client from killers. Read full book review >

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SALMONELLA MEN ON PLANET PORNO by Yasutaka Tsutsui
Released: Nov. 4, 2008

"The best of these pieces echo Haruki Murakami, but Tsutsui still has a long way to go."
A collection of short stories about contemporary life gone awry marks the American debut of Japanese absurdist Tsutsui. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"One happy and spirited object lesson in what tenacity can bring. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
A well-told tale of a young filmmaker's progress. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JACKSON by H.W. Brands
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"Brands illuminates the life of an American original while shedding light on such matters as the conquest of Texas and the origins of the Civil War. A pleasure for history buffs."
Industrial-strength historian Brands (Lone Star Nation, 2004, etc.), prolific in the Ambrose-McCullough vein, turns his attention to oft-overlooked Old Hickory. Read full book review >

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ANDREW WYETH by Richard Meryman
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: June 1, 1991

"Excellent color reproductions with full citations; b&w photos; index. (Biography. 11+)"
In the ``First Impressions'' series, a detailed, perceptive portrait of a contemporary painter who has received both critical admiration and popular acclaim, by a long-time friend who first wrote about Wyeth in the 60's. Read full book review >

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SHAME IN THE BLOOD by Tetsuo Miura
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A moving and memorable introduction to a worthy voice."
Six interconnected tales set in post-World War II Japan focus mainly on the evolving relationship between a melancholy literature student and the sweet waitress he marries. Read full book review >

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ANDREW DRAWS by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Inspiring. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young boy discovers he can work magic with his drawings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDREW JOHNSON by Annette Gordon-Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Gordon-Reed incorporates views by Johnson's other biographers to create a fleshed-out, many-sided portrait."
A fair-minded, toned-down portrait of a deeply problematic president who could not rise to the country's challenge after the Civil War. Read full book review >

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ANDREW CARNEGIE by David Nasaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"A complex man of parts, then, not all of them good. Nasaw (The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst, 2000) does brilliant work in bringing the man to life."
Robber baron? Capitalist butcher? Angel? Industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie has been many things to many people, and in this grand biography, he's all of them. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JACKSON by Sean Wilentz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2006

"A worthy introduction to the Age of Jackson, now receiving increased attention from historians."
Old Hickory was a man of actions, not ideas—but a better president than past historians have held. Read full book review >