Search Results: "Bill Buford"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2006

"Brightly rendered and sophisticated, as befits a New Yorker writer, but very uneven."
New Yorker staff writer and obsessed foodie Buford (Among the Thugs, 1992) infiltrates a top chef's kitchen to plumb Italian food as haute cuisine. Read full book review >

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AMONG THE THUGS by Bill Buford
NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 1992

"An extraordinary and powerful cautionary cry."
A horrific and almost unbearably up-close look at British football (soccer) fan violence; by the editor of Granta. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2010

"Captures Thorpe's breathtaking highs and heartrending lows, but falls just short of his all-around excellence."
An impeccably researched biography of one of the world's greatest all-around athletes, a symbol of racial injustice and untapped potential. Read full book review >

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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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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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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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