Search Results: "Bill Barich"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

Love, Bill by Jan Krulick-Belin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2016

"A touching biography of a World War II soldier that unfolds like a mystery."
A woman doggedly investigates the details of her father's life, a man she hardly knew. Read full book review >

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BILL MAULDIN by Todd DePastino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"An engrossing portrait of a cartooning genius."
Entertaining biography of a poor boy who entered the military as a teenager and became perhaps the greatest war cartoonist of all time, thanks to a couple of GIs named Willie and Joe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILL CLINTON by Nigel Hamilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2003

"Still, for the moment it's the most complete life yet of the man, and though it will at turns puzzle both fans and detractors of Clinton and his legacy, it's well worth reading for all concerned."
An overblown (and this is but the first volume, ending with the crushing defeat of Bush I), often out of tune, but oddly fascinating account of William Jefferson Clinton's pre-White House life and career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2000

"Hartigan depicts Wilson as not only an organizational genius, but also as an amazingly resilient, largely appealing, and otherwise immensely interesting human being."
A readable, informative, succinct, respectful, but nonreverential biography of Bill Wilson (1895-1971), the guiding spirit and organizer of Alcoholics Anonymous, the hugely successful (millions of members in 140 countries) Read full book review >

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BILL CLINTON by Elaine Landau
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Notes; bibliography; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
A simply phrased, heavily illustrated introduction to our 42nd president, focusing on his youth and political career but also covering, albeit briefly, his adult private life. Read full book review >