Search Results: "Arlo Crawford"


BOOK REVIEW

A FARM DIES ONCE A YEAR by Arlo Crawford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Most interesting to aspiring organic farmers."
A down-to-earth account of life on New Morning Farm, to which Crawford, the rather aimless son of the owners, returned for one season, searching for some direction in his own unsatisfactory life. Read full book review >

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BEFORE SUMMER by H. Arlo Nimmo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2013

"A somewhat uneven collection that showcases the author's keen eye for cultural detail and his affection for his characters."
In 16 short stories linked by a single narrator, Nimmo (Pele, Volcano Goddess of Hawai'i, 2011, etc.) sketches the world of a gay Iowa farm boy in the 1940s and '50s. Read full book review >

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THE SONGS OF SALANDRA by H. Arlo Nimmo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"A fascinating journey to another culture, place, and time."
Nimmo weaves together an autobiographical tale based on his years as an anthropologist among the boat-dwelling Bajau people of the Sulu archipelago in the southern Philippines. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 4, 1997

"Given this intimate and persuasive account of a decent, honest man, readers cannot help but wonder about the course of history if only Michael, and not Nicholas, had been tsar. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Thwarted love, scandal, and tragedy among royals, this time played out in the genuinely moving story of Michael Romanov. Read full book review >

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CARTER’S BIG BREAK by Brent Crawford
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"No literary blockbuster, this sophomore novel nevertheless propels Carter further along in reader fandom. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Narrowly scraping through his freshman year, 14-year-old Will Carter is looking forward to swimming with his buddies and making out with his girlfriend, Abby. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 20, 1994

"To which an ungenerous reader, sick of the facile application of psychobabble to the complex condition of being alive, might snarlingly add publishing."
Crawford (Mommie Dearest, 1978, etc.) focuses on the family as the incubating ground for all the social and emotional ills for which psychologists and talk-show hosts have recently found names. Read full book review >

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BLAIZE OF GLORY by Louise Crawford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Silly dialogue, unappealing characters, and more mush than mayhem."
Recovering food addict and former p.i. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 1992

"Somewhat self-conscious and static in spots, but, still, an evocative book written in clean, often startlingly beautiful prose. (Illustrations.)"
A contemplative, ``overeducated'' writer turned small-time farmer tells of his adventures planting and harvesting garlic on a semi-arid plot of land in New Mexico. Read full book review >

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A NOBLE PARADISE by James Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A genuine family drama that might inspire and encourage other single parents."
A false allegation and a critically injured child destroy a single dad's picture-perfect family in this novel by Crawford (Mariner Valley, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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MOOSES COME WALKING by Arlo Guthrie
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"There may be simple truths hidden between the lines, but even if there aren't, this is as finger-snapping catchy as Mother Goose with antlers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Guthrie's first book is an endearing poem that is supposed to be about moose, but whose blithe rhymes have nonsense verse written all over them. ``Mooses come walking up over the hill./Mooses come walking, they rarely stand still.'' Only 12 lines long, the story is delivered a half-line at a time, complemented by acrylic paintings that have the simplicity of woodcuts in their bold black lines and even blocks of subdued color. Read full book review >