Search Results: "Bill Barich"


BOOK REVIEW

LONG WAY HOME by Bill Barich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"A journey that loses its way on the road to significance."
The thin chronicle of a cross-country trip modeled on John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"A refreshing draught for Irish aficionados, but not as serious as the subtitle suggests."
An American goes on a sentimental journey seeking an authentic pub in Ireland. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Since the entries in this book all appeared earlier in large circulation periodicals, there is nothing new here—but for those who missed them the first time around, they—re new to you."
A slim volume collecting the acclaimed New Yorker essayist's profiles of figures and phenomena from the sporting world. Read full book review >

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CRAZY FOR RIVERS by Bill Barich
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"In Barich's hands, the fish story exists as a state of grace."
Barich (Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California, 1994, etc.) returns to the trout stream, and it's high time. Read full book review >

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CARSON VALLEY by Bill Barich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 1997

"A quietly but genuinely remarkable debut."
First novel from the author of a story collection (Hard to Be Good, 1987) and of a nonfiction attempt to define the great state of California (Big Dreams, 1994). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1994

"An impressive style finds nowhere to go in this overly long, overly general book."
A well-written but disappointing attempt to draw a big portrait of a big state, with lots of minutiae and generalizations, but not enough in between. Read full book review >

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BILL by Chap Reaver
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"Laced with wonderfully dry humor and pungent observations, a grand yarn that begs to be shared aloud, and again. (Fiction. 10+)"
From the late author of Mote (1990) and A Little Bit Dead (1992; both Edgar winners), an endearing story that, despite its compelling climax and some pleasingly melodramatic features, is markedly less violent than its predecessors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2003

"A welcome contribution to legal and judicial history."
Cogent biography, at once admiring and damning, that amplifies and corrects the record left by the controversial Supreme Court justice in his memoirs. Read full book review >

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BILL PICKETT by William R. Sanford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Pickett's stunt will draw readers in initially, but his life story is inspiring enough to keep them. (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
With the superfluous subtitle ``African-American Rodeo Cowboy,'' this entry in the Legendary Heroes of the Wild West series should prove interesting not only to its targeted audience of less-able readers, but to others as well. Read full book review >

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BILL PICKETT by Andrea Davis Pinkney
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

From the creators of Dear Benjamin Banneker (1994), rip-snorting picture-book biography of the first African-American cowboy inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILL CLINTON by Robert Cwiklik
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1993

"Photos; chronology; map of the electoral college vote; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
A less-than-friendly biography with a sturdy binding but not much else going for it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDMA'S BILL by Martin Waddell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1991

"Johnson's realistic illustrations nicely extend the pathos and joy of Grandma's narrative and the affection she shares with young Bill. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Bill visits Grandma, she tells him about ``my other Bill...Your daddy's daddy,'' showing Bill a photo album that goes back to his grandfather's infancy. Read full book review >