Search Results: "Billy Parish"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"A fresh way to look at the challenges facing job seekers today."
Two enterprising young activists explain why trying to change the world is the best career move you could possibly make right now. 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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"A thorough, sensitive, and balanced contribution. (photos, not seen)"
An account of how the Catholic Church in urban areas, with its largely ethnic parishes, responded to American racism and the ferment of the civil rights movement. Read full book review >

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LATE OF THIS PARISH by Marjorie Eccles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 27, 1994

"Soothingly familiar fare, with a particularly sharp evocation of the hothouse atmosphere of Castle Wyvering's clerics and pedagogues compensating for Mayo's virtual invisibility this time out."
A month after a bomb at the Fricker Institute narrowly misses killing its director, Dr. Denzil Thorne, Rev. Read full book review >

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Parish Jeppa Goes Wrong by Shale Nelson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Intriguing and with plenty of room to grow."
Nelson's (Target Audience, 2013) dark satire takes readers into the world of the Wrongboys, a confederation of freethinkers who rebel against a dystopia in which reality is embellished and controlled by computer applications plugged into one's brain. Read full book review >

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BILLY MARTIN by Bill Pennington
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Baseball (and Yankees) fans will devour this like ballpark popcorn, and all will muse about the many what-ifs of Martin's motley life."
A sympathetic examination of the fiery player and manager Billy Martin (1928-1989), who could dazzle between the lines but whose life outside the stadium was often boozy, libidinous, and rudderless. Read full book review >

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FROZEN BILLY by Anne Fine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Jolly good. (Fiction. 8-12)"
While Clarrie and Will's father is in Australia trying to earn enough to send for the family and their mother is in prison in Ireland, wrongly accused of stealing a basket of food, they are in the care of their uncle Len, who is drinking and gambling away the money he earns as a ventriloquist. Read full book review >

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BILLY VERITê by Rick Harsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 1998

"Thanks to Harsch's sophisticated style, the smoky flavor of noir and its parodic doppelgÑnger strike an apt balance here: the result is impressive, as complex and redolent as fine old wine."
The sequel to last year's The Driftless Zone carries on in the same neo-noir vein, as Harsch mixes old villains and flawed heroes with new in a tale of a city so corrupt that the only homes for the good guys are places most people would think of as uninhabitable. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 3, 1993

"That secret, thanks to floods of genealogical detail, is both confusing and all too obvious; by taking Mitch out of the firmly detailed Vermont milieu of his debut (Land Kills, 1991), his creators have thinned out the atmosphere without providing a stronger plot."
Big-city reporter turned small-town journalism prof Mitch Stevens leaves Vermont for deepest Louisiana to wind up the affairs of his late mentor Tom Cantwell—and to continue research on a book Tom had been planning about Major Thomas Clay Washburn, hanged as a spy for his plan to liberate Confederate officers from a northern prison. Read full book review >

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BILLY BONES by Christopher Lincoln
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Not a particularly new or original piece of work, but one that's sure to amuse those kids with a love of the mildly macabre. (Horror. 8-12)"
Newly orphaned Millicent Hues has a natural curiosity that suits her new home, High Manners Manor. Read full book review >