Search Results: "Bill Flanagan"


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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 >

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EVENING’S EMPIRE by Bill Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Assured, often lyrical and true to the world of the star-maker machinery behind the popular song. A lively complement to Nick Hornby's High Fidelity, Mark Hudson's The Music in My Head and Laurence Gonzales's Jambeaux."
Satisfying, near-epic tale of a British rock band, from the fresh young faces of the '60s to the melting-cheese faces of today. Read full book review >

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A&R by Bill Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

Debut about the music industry by a writer who's in it and loves it, discords and all. Read full book review >

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NEW BEDLAM by Bill Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2007

"While Bobby Kahn isn't precisely Tom Jones, there's a correlation Fielding would have recognized and enjoyed. As will others."
After a deliciously sly novel about the dark side of the music business (A&R, 2000) comes a deliciously sly novel about the underbelly of the TV industry—from someone who's worked both vineyards. Read full book review >

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NEW BEDLAM by Bill Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2007

"While Bobby Kahn isn't precisely Tom Jones, there's a correlation Fielding would have recognized and enjoyed. As will others."
After a deliciously sly novel about the dark side of the music business (A&R, 2000) comes a deliciously sly novel about the underbelly of the TV industry—from someone who's worked both vineyards. Read full book review >

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FATHER FLANAGAN LAMENTS by Denny Goetz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2016

"Don't expect a Legion of Decency recommendation for this snide condemnation of Catholic corruption from the ecstatic point of view of a heroically flawed protagonist."
In Goetz's debut novel, Father Emery Flanagan, though a venerable and thoughtful priest, wrestles agonizingly with the fleshly temptations and sin surrounding his ministry. Read full book review >

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THE MAPPING OF LOVE AND DEATH by Jacqueline Winspear
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 6, 2010

"Undemanding fare, with perhaps too many characters whose tragic episodes in their past are exacerbated by family silences."
The long aftermath of murder on a World War I battlefield. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >