Search Results: "B.J. Hollars"


BOOK REVIEW

FLOCK TOGETHER by B.J. Hollars
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"An insightful memoir on one man's quest to know living birds by examining those birds that have ceased to exist."
A new birder discovers a fascination with extinct birds. Read full book review >

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THIS IS ONLY A TEST by B.J. Hollars
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"The thread that binds these essays on death and mayhem is the author's love for his children and wife, which offers readers a respite from the inherent grief and devastation he poetically describes."
One man's fears are exposed as he faces death in its many disguises. Read full book review >

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FROM THE MOUTHS OF DOGS by B.J. Hollars
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"An honest, heartwarming choice for animal lovers."
Hollars (Creative Writing/Univ. of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; Opening the Doors: The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Civil Rights in Tuscaloosa, 2013, etc.) examines what "humans stand to learn as a result of our close-knit lives with our pets."Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"A creatively written, edifying work of historical significance and a boon for those interested in Southern race relations."
An intensive examination of lynching in Alabama and its ties to the evolution of Southern racial violence. Read full book review >

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SIGHTINGS by B.J. Hollars
Released: March 21, 2013

"An imaginatively sculpted collection of absurdist concepts applied liberally to the equally preposterous notion of growing up."
Mischievous Native Americans, melancholy clowns and zealous history re-enactors are just a few of the strange and curious denizens of this debut short story collection. Read full book review >

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ONE MORE THING by B.J. Novak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Novak creates a spectrum of work from the mediocre to the deliciously tongue-in-cheek. If you don't like something, just wait—a new piece is usually only a page or two away."
A debut collection of stories, ranging from two or three sentences to 18 or so pages, from Novak, best known for his work on The Office. Read full book review >

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SOCIAL MEDIA IS BULLSHIT by B.J. Mendelson
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"This small book packs a welcome, refreshing punch."
Mendelson dethrones the ubiquitous myths spewed by influence peddlers claiming special insight into how individuals and small-business owners can profit using social media. Read full book review >

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YIELD by B.J. Tiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2016

"An absorbing, heart-wrenching tale of love, belonging, and self-acceptance."
Tiernan (Standing on a Whale, 2014) blends historical anxieties with concerns universal to all of humanity in this literary romance.Read full book review >

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THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES by B.J. Novak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A riotously fresh take on breaking the fourth wall. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This book may not have pictures, but it's sure to inspire lots of conversations—and laughs. Read full book review >

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Lifethreat by B.J. Meehan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2016

"A skillfully rendered but overly ambitious medical thriller."
A mysterious disease is gradually sterilizing men, and a federal health worker struggles to find out why in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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OLA’S WAKE by B.J. Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Comforting for children who have experienced the passing of a loved one. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Inspired by girlhood vacations in the Ozarks and by her own mother, Stone (Girl on the Bluff, not reviewed) has created a quiet novel about ten-year-old Josie and her single mother Ginny, who travel from their home in Texas to Missouri to attend the funeral of Josie's great-grandmother, Ola. Read full book review >