Search Results: "Barbara Allman"


BOOK REVIEW

HER PIANO SANG by Barbara Allman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 9, 1996

"Haas's black-and-white illustrations feature unusual compositions and fit the text well. (bibliography, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
Clara (Wieck) Schumann was surrounded by music her entire life; her father devoted himself to grooming her as a concert pianist, and she became a virtuoso performer, playing her first concert at age nine. Read full book review >

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ROGUE STATE by T.D. Allman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2004

"Helpful propaganda, for those who need it. Otherwise, there's little new here, and nothing that hasn't been said better, and less shrilly."
An unsatisfying jeremiad on the evils of the Bush administration, Pax Americana, and other avatars of the Star-Spangled Imperium. Read full book review >

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MY CROSS TO BEAR by Gregg Allman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"Life, love and music from one of the most influential American recording artists of the last 40 years."
Assisted by rock journalist Light (The Skills to Pay the Bills: The Story of the Beastie Boys, 2006, etc.), Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Allman confronts the ghosts of his past and emerges with new insight into the familial and artistic bonds that bound—and continue to bind—the Allman Brothers Band. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIGHT SHOT by Kevin Allman
Released: March 22, 1995

"It's too late for another rewrite, but maybe first-novelist Allman can fix it all in the sequel."
Hollywood columnist Kieran O'Connor, who says he specializes in ``event coverage,'' yearns for the front page, and it looks like he's finally made it when he hears a pop from the ladies' room at the Women in the Industry banquet and goes inside to find producer Monica Slezak, who'd been at the point of presenting an award to her colleague and husband, Gregory Slezak, dead on her throne. Read full book review >

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HOT SHOT by Kevin Allman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 1998

"If only Allman's sleuth himself were a more sympathetic, less unappealing type."
Kieran O'Connor (Tight Spot, 1995) calls himself a celebrity journalist, not a tabloid hack. Read full book review >

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DESCENDING FIRE by John Allman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 1994

"But too many of these stories, like their characters, have long ago stagnated."
In his first collection of stories, poet Allman (Curve Away from Stillness, not reviewed) drags readers into a New York City and environs peopled with some of the most depressing losers he could dig up. Read full book review >

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PLEASE BE WITH ME by Galadrielle Allman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2014

"This is more of a love letter than 'Daddy Dearest' but also more about a flawed human being than about a band that has persevered for decades after its founder's death."
The author tries to connect with the famous father she never knew in an account that is most illuminating when she's telling her story and that of her mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FINDING FLORIDA by T.D. Allman
NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"A splendid rendering of the messy human story of our fourth-most populous state."
A rich and lively history of Florida, minus the Disney gloss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Even though Allman occasionally strains credulity by drawing bold conclusions from flimsy evidence, his arguments are nevertheless compelling and thought-provoking."
A stimulating overview of the emerging field of evolutionary psychology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PICTURE A TREE by Barbara Reid
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"For Arbor Day and every day. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Master of Plasticine Reid returns with a celebration of trees and the people who love them. Read full book review >

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THE PARTY by Barbara Reid
Released: April 1, 1999

"A treat. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A girl and her sister start off rather glumly in the back seat of the car, leaving all their friends behind, because they are off to a family party. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMMA AND JULIA LOVE BALLET by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Young fans will dream big while enjoying this picture-book-perfect world. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ballet is indeed beautiful for both a student and a performing ballerina. Read full book review >