Search Results: "Austin Bunn"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BRINK by Austin Bunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2015

"Bunn's compelling stories are at their best when navigating chaotic landscapes, whether emotional or literal."
In this wide-ranging collection, characters must cope with changing, hazardous landscapes and wrestle with fundamental truths about themselves. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Woodruff combines swift pacing, historical detail (Harriet Tubman makes an appearance), humor, suffering, depth, and precise characterizations, for wholly satisfying page turner. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Readers don't have to have read Dear Levi (not reviewed) to enjoy this sequel, a gripping historical novel that covers two boys' journeys from innocence to manhood. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2006

"A surprisingly uncontroversial exposé with an egocentric aftertaste."
Insider's guide to independent filmmaking from a passionate 20-year industry veteran. Read full book review >

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LOST IN AUSTIN by J.R. Ripley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Ripley also writes as Glenn Meganck, another name to avoid."
Disbarred lawyer Tony Kozol (Skulls of Sedona, not reviewed), who ekes out a living as a so-so guitar player, considers himself lucky to have landed on the cross-country tour with Clint Cash and the Cowhands when real guitarist Brian Love breaks his arm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS by Tracey E.W. Laird
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A slim though impressive narrative history that will be a welcome addition to any audiophile's bookshelf."
The origin and history of the popular annual music festival, from local TV to nationally recognized brand. Read full book review >

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AUSTIN CITY BLUE by Jan Grape
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A fast-moving, if never exactly convincing, debut for Grape and her bedeviled heroine."
Eight months after her cop husband Byron is sent to the hospital by a shooter named Jesse Garcia, Zoe Barrow, responding to an officer-assist call, pulls her own trigger, only later realizing that she's just killed Garcia herself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN by Gregg Cantrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"A solid achievement of biographical art and modern western history that substitutes new evidence and current scholarship where myth and romance have long held sway."
The first critical study in 75 years of the founder of Anglo-American Texas—an appealing figure who here has gained a shrewd and skilled biographer. Read full book review >

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AUSTIN, LOST IN AMERICA by Jef Czekaj
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not the best introduction to the country in terms of either facts or a geography lesson. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A pet-store dog tired of not having a home escapes and heads across the country in search of one. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE IN AUSTIN by Javier Auyero
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A scholarly study conducted with dignity and thoroughness."
A sociological study focusing on the experiences of 11 characters toiling in the underbelly of a vibrant American city. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RULES OF THE UNIVERSE BY AUSTIN W. HALE by Robin Vaupel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The science doesn't explain it, and while the philosophical arguments about the rules of the universe both amuse and entice, the message never becomes fully clear. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this not-quite-science-fiction novel that plays with the many facets of the life cycle with gentle wit, a 13-year-old budding scientist comes across a mysterious star-like object that can reverse or accelerate the aging process in plants and animals. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO AUSTIN by Rick Riordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2001

"Riordan, who left his mark with his hardcover debut (The Last King of Texas, 2000), has to get sharper to reach the front rank."
Tres Navarre, the anomalous p.i. with a Ph.D in medieval lit, learns from the family banker that he has to leap into the breach yet again as his brother's keeper. Read full book review >