Search Results: "Billy Crystal"


BOOK REVIEW

STILL FOOLIN' 'EM by Billy Crystal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A charming, warm, welcome read for Crystal's legions of fans."
A humorous take on mortality by famed comedian and actor Crystal (700 Sundays, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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CRYSTAL by Walter Dean Myers
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1987

"And no one can complain about the moral."
The story of a black teen-ager caught in the fast-lane world of modeling, with the personal cost in stress that goes with the glamour and money as the main theme. Read full book review >

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BILLY by Laura Roybal
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1994

"A first novel that should find a wide audience among YAs who enjoy a good story with real depth. (Fiction. 12+)"
Sixteen-year-old Billy's easygoing life in a small New Mexico town is disrupted when he's arrested for brawling and a routine fingerprint check reveals that he's a missing child, kidnapped at age ten by his father. Read full book review >

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BILLY by Albert French
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"For a fine treatment of similar material, read Ernest Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying (p. 167)."
Death, race, and injustice in the Deep South—in a deeply felt but crude first novel about the accidental death of a white girl that leads to the judicial murder of the black boy who killed her. Read full book review >

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I ALREADY KNOW I LOVE YOU by Billy Crystal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A much better choice would be Harriet Ziefert's Waiting for Baby (1998). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another celebrity author misses his audience. Read full book review >

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BILLY by Pamela Stephenson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2002

"A loving case study, meticulously researched, best on the early years before the accolades began to accumulate."
Clinical psychologist and former comedian Stephenson balances wifely affection with professional analysis in her biography of Billy Connolly, who survived abandonment as well as physical and sexual abuse to become a noted musician, comedian, and actor. Read full book review >

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CRYSTAL BLADE  by Kathryn Purdie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"With this second installment, the Burning Glass trilogy hits its stride. (map) (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Riaznin is finally free from imperial rule. Read full book review >

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CRYSTAL BONES by C. Aubrey Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"It's not subtle, but it will carry along some readers on the prose's pure eagerness. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
This enthusiastic but clichéd series opener strings trope after trope on a thread of purple prose. Read full book review >

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CRYSTAL CADETS by Anne Toole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Skip and pass. (Graphic fantasy. 10-12)"
On her birthday, a teenager learns that she is one of the Crystal Cadets, a textbook group of young, magic-wielding heroines charged with saving the world from vague, clichéd darkness. Read full book review >

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CRYSTAL DOORS by Rebecca Moesta
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Unchallenging but entertaining fare for middle-schoolers. (Fiction. 11-13)"
The world called Elantya, a wannabe Atlantis with some faux Greco-Roman nomenclature, runs on telepathic powers that are magnified by special crystals. Read full book review >

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IRISH CRYSTAL by Andrew M. Greeley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"For the faithful only. For the rest, Irish treacle."
Father Greeley, that most prolific of blarney-spinners, adds a ninth to his Coyne collection (Irish Cream, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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CRYSTAL CLEAR by Jane Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"A modern spin on a good old-fashioned Cinderella story."
More frivolous, flaky fun (Princess Charming, p. 160, etc.) from Heller, who's quickly becoming the master of the slick urban modern woman's getaway romance . Read full book review >