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 >

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 >

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BLOG POST

BILL GOLDSTEIN
by Mark Athitakis

In 1922 the poet Ezra Pound wrote that “the Christian Era ended at midnight on Oct. 29-30 of last year”—that is, the moment James Joyce finished writing Ulysses. Pound’s pronouncement helped stoke a kind of folk tale that has accompanied the novel ever since. Joyce unleashed his experimental masterwork, the story goes, and then the rest of the literary world ...


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BILL ROORBACH
by Gregory McNamee

Bobby Mullendore, a sixth grader, has just committed the perfect crime: he’s excused himself, permanently, from school with a crafty stratagem, and now he’s on the loose, ready to enjoy a Huck Finn existence of wandering in the woods of a country estate. Alas, those woods hold other plans for him, for a man who “smelled of cologne” and “looked ...


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BILL HAYES
by Alex Layman

Bill Hayes was 48 when he moved from San Francisco to New York. His longtime partner had died suddenly, and after a lifetime on the West Coast, Hayes was looking for a place to reinvent himself. In New York, he found exactly that. Shortly after moving, Hayes begins a relationship with famed neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. What unfolds from ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIG CITY OTTO by Bill Slavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Not for every reader, but fans of comics reminiscent of simpler times will certainly enjoy this. (Graphic fantasy. 9-12)"
A throwback to old-school comics, this series opener offers a whimsical menagerie of wild animals in search of a beloved friend. Read full book review >

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THE CAT CAME BACK by Bill Slavin
adapted by Bill Slavin, illustrated by Bill Slavin
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Catchy tune included; good fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A merry song about a man who tries various extreme measures to get rid of his cat, which always manages to reappear: ``Mister Johnson gave the cat/to a man in a balloon,/He said, `Please take this cat/and leave it on the moon.'/The balloon came down about/ ninety miles away,/Where the man is now, well,/no one wants to say./And the cat came back/the very next day....'' In Slavin's energetic watercolors, the balloonist's suspenders are caught high on a tree branch, while the cat emerges from a futuristic space vehicle with a wedge of ``Moon Cheese.'' Other visual extensions of the lilting verse are equally lively and amusing; whether by stagecoach or taxi, puss always makes it back to her favorite perch as a couch potato with plenty of munchies. Read full book review >

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BIG TOP OTTO by Bill Slavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Nonthreatening, nonstop mayhem…next stop: Tinseltown! (Graphic adventure. 8-11)"
Otto the peanut-allergic elephant cracks another case. Read full book review >