Search Results: "Ben Fountain"


BOOK REVIEW

FOUNTAIN by John Medler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2014

"An action-packed, easy-to-read and timely novel that might make readers wash their hands a bit more often."
Bioterrorism and ancient Mayan folklore come together in this lengthy but entertaining second thriller from Medler (Quatrain, 2011). Read full book review >

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BRIEF ENCOUNTERS WITH CHE GUEVARA by Ben Fountain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"An impeccable debut collection; if Fountain can keep it up, he's an heir to Paul Theroux."
Eight powerful stories, most of them set in the world's grimmest corners. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"War is hell in this novel of inspired absurdity."
Hailed as heroes on a stateside tour before returning to Iraq, Bravo Squad discovers just what it has been fighting for. Read full book review >

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THE FOUNTAIN by Emily Grayson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Ho-hum."
Another lugubrious romance from Grayson, her third (The Observatory, 2000, etc.), set, once again, in Longwood Falls, New York. Read full book review >

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MARGUERITE'S FOUNTAIN by Rachel Elliot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2016

"A classic, traditional tale of heroine, villain, and hero—perhaps too traditional. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this British picture-book melodrama, a dancing mouse named Marguerite is bullied by the rat Randolph and eventually rescued by the shy but heroic mouse Benjamin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEN-GURION by Anita Shapira
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"A brief but full-color biography of an essential leader."
In her valuable new biography, Shapira (Emerita, Humanities/Tel Aviv Univ.; Israel: A History, 2012) provides a concise appraisal of a founding father of the nation that was once only the dream of generations.Read full book review >

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BLACKWATER BEN by William Durbin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2003

"Careful research does not automatically equal a great story, and an afterword about logging in the United States still doesn't help this make the cut. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In the winter of 1898, Ben joins his father at a northern Minnesota logging camp. Read full book review >

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THE MERCURY FOUNTAIN by Eliza Factor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2012

"Factor develops her characters in entertaining ways while building a novel of social realism."
In the early years of the 20th century, Owen Scraperton tries to establish a Utopian community around a Mercury mine in the hardscrabble landscape of southwest Texas, but his efforts, not surprisingly, wind up in failure. Read full book review >

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The Fountain At Ugalini's by Jose Saco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2013

"An often slow-paced tale, but one with an engaging protagonist."
Saco's (Illicit Liaisons—Volume 1, 2013) second novel about a high school girl coming of age in a sexually hostile world. Read full book review >

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BEN & ZIP by Joanne Linden
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"This boardwalk frolic proves even small fries can solve big mysteries. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beachside lost-and-found adventure, told from a kid's point of view. Read full book review >

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BRAVE BEN by Mathilde Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2006

"Wry, but unexceptional, text-heavy odyssey, with a nice lesson. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Young Ben gains confidence with the help of some enchanted forest creatures. Read full book review >