Search Results: "Bill Holm"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Holm's frequent invocations of Walt Whitman and Tom Paine sometimes overtax the small-town context, but at their best, these essays make a virtue of parochialism. (22 b&w photos, not seen)"
After living all over the US and teaching in China, Holm (Coming Home Crazy, not reviewed) reapplies himself with gusto and grandiloquence to life as lived in his hometown, the minute Minneota, Minn. ``The Music of Failure,'' the book's centerpiece essay, showcases most of Holm's themes: the values of the local past, the particulars of family chronicles, the uses of memory, and, in contrast to these qualities, America's rootless lack of history and its obsession with individual success. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Holm mixes keen you-are-there observations with profound bits of homespun philosophizing, and never once does he sound a false note. The result is a pleasure for islomanes, and for anyone who appreciates good writing."
An expertly wrought memoir of journeys to islands real, metaphorical, and imagined. 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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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

SUNNY SIDE UP by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Funny, poignant, and reassuringly upbeat by the end but free of glib platitudes or easy answers. (afterword) (Graphic historical fiction. 9-11)"
Family troubles temporarily strand 10-year-old Sunny in a Florida retirement community. Imagine the recreational possibilities. Read full book review >

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BRAVE NEW POND by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Any day there's a new Squish (or Babymouse, for that matter) is Pizza Day. (Graphic novel. 7-9)"
The single-celled everylad who oozed from the Babymouse series to start one of his own in Squish#1: Super Amoeba (2011) tries hanging with the cool crowd. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Murillo's Million by Jens Holm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2015

"An engaging, slow-burning political mystery set in Manila."
Holm details the convoluted dealings of a Filipino politician in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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GAME ON! by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Funny and snarky as ever, with a cautionary but reassuring message that this common malady will, like most childhood colds and fevers, run its course naturally without outside intervention. (science project, drawing page) (Graphic novel. 7-9)"
School assignments, sleep and even Super Amoeba comics go by the wayside when protozoan protagonist Squish is "infected" by a video game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KILLING KIND by Chris Holm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Who will best whom is by no means obvious in this fast-moving, witty tale of good guy versus bad guy versus worse guy."
A fast-moving thriller with a clever premise. Read full book review >

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BABYMOUSE by Jennifer L. Holm
ANIMALS
Released: May 23, 2006

"Squeak. (Graphic novel. 6-8)"
The little mouse with the big personality skips through a third set of mini trials and triumphs, presented in two-color graphic novel-style panels. Read full book review >

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BABYMOUSE by Jennifer L. Holm
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"99, ISBN 0-375-93230-5). (Graphic fiction. 7-9)"
In a graphic novelette illustrated in minimal, two-color style, the Holms introduce a small, klutzy mouse with a very big imagination. Read full book review >

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ZOE’S HATS by Sharon Lane Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"The colors are bright and clear and the whole is simply topping. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A fresh and funny way to look at colors and patterns stars a winsome heroine. Read full book review >