Search Results: "Bret Burkmar"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 2015

"A charming, wildly imaginative introduction to a brave new girl."
In this fanciful picture book, a birthday disappears and a little girl must get it back. Read full book review >

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Released: July 2, 2015

"A wild tale helmed by a charmingly clever kid."
Child heroine Lucy Lick-Me-Not is back, and this time, she's taking on the seasons and the lack of a white Christmas. Read full book review >

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JOAN CRAWFORD by David Bret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Bedroom noir."
A flat, superficial biography that obsesses over Crawford's sex life as intensely as Crawford reportedly obsessed over having sex. Read full book review >

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THE LONG GONE LONESOME HISTORY OF COUNTRY MUSIC by Bret Bertholf
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"If y'all hanker for some rib-ticklin' fun and cotton to learn more about country music, this one's for you. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Bertholf's slightly irreverent, highly entertaining historical junket transports readers through a century of musical detours and developments in a jam-packed tour de force of everything you ever wanted to know about American country music. Read full book review >

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HOW TO GET HOME by Bret Lott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 1996

"Lott (Reed's Beach, 1993, etc.) needs to come up for air."
A second collection from Lott (after A Dream of Old Leaves, 1989) comprised of a novella and 16 stories, many of which document the slow, sad movements of characters from his earlier works. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN INFERNO by Bret Lowery
Released: March 2, 2011

"Deserves to be a cult classic."
A crazy, wild journey up an Appalachian Trail paved with the stones of a philosophical quest. Read full book review >

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Vindicta by Bret Lambert
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Diverting escapist entertainment about a valuable hostage that sets up the last installment of a trilogy."
An anti-terrorist organization leaps into action when its nemesis kidnaps the president of the United States in this sequel. Read full book review >

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A SONG I KNEW BY HEART by Bret Lott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2004

"Repetitious, slow-moving, endlessly sentimental."
An elderly widow loses a son but gains a daughter as she returns to her roots and allows an old wound to heal. Read full book review >

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DEAD LOW TIDE by Bret Lott
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Huger is an appealing narrator, but his story of finding himself is only moderately interesting, and the tacked-on thriller is cartoonish."
In Lott's follow-up to his coming-of-age/murder mystery The Hunt Club (1998, etc.), Huger Dillard, now a grown man but not exactly mature, confronts another murder 10 years later. Read full book review >

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ROCK HUDSON by David Bret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2006

"Empty pillow talk."
A superficial biography of a major film star and icon. Read full book review >

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JEWEL by Bret Lott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A quiet, at times slow-moving novel with exquisite moments of tenderness and the gift for elevating the commonplace to the sublime."
An author of small domestic fictions (A Dream of Old Leaves, 1989; A Stranger's House, 1988; etc.) takes on larger issues in this resonant novel about simple people who reach a state of grace through human tragedy. Read full book review >

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HITMAN by Bret Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2008

"Excessive score settling smothers a pungent account of wrestling's changing of the guard."
One of pro wrestling's biggest stars tells it like it was, with an obscene amount of detail. Read full book review >