Search Results: "Ben Fountain"


BOOK REVIEW

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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A solid effort that uses ample quotes and examples from Rice's work, providing insight into the man and his times. (Eighteen halftones—not seen)"
As Fountain (Journalism/Northeastern) admits in this fine biography, Grantland Rice's ``florid style'' and ``saccharin rhyme...would doom him to deserved obscurity'' today. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A readable book that shows how natural disaster spurred scientific inquiry."
A veteran science journalist illuminates the significance of the biggest earthquake ever recorded in North America. Read full book review >

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THE BETRAYAL by Charles Fountain
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2015

"The scandal was a game-shattering event and cleansed baseball for a moment. Fountain writes of it with professional élan, which means letting the facts not speak but sing."
An investigation of one of the most long-lived and still-living sports scandals: the possible throwing of the 1919 World Series between the Chicago White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

"A clear, readable, fascinating overview of the tools and gadgets of the modern world."
The subtitle tells the story of this collection of technology columns from the New York Times. Read full book review >

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INSTANT WINNER by Carrie Fountain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Suited to an audience of like-minded, weary-to-the-bone readers who will find much to sympathize with in these pages."
Poems that commemorate, if not exactly celebrate, the state of motherhood. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Miss Porter's School) and Brazeau's (Parts of a World: Wallace Stevens Remembered, 1983) transitions push too hard, the portrait of the poet this oral biography creates is, finally, absorbing and at times beautiful and graced with artfulness."
A multivocal treatment well suited to the complex and dappled life of one of America's premier modern poets. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY by Ben Clanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"The slowly dawning message will elicit excitement about spring, wishing, and the ability to decode a narrative. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bored with the familiar, this young daydreamer imagines how life could be different. Read full book review >

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JULIA'S HOUSE FOR LOST CREATURES by Ben Hatke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Readers will want to move right in. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When a little girl opens her house to "lost creatures," chaos reigns until she sets rules for harmonious coexistence. Read full book review >