Search Results: "Bret Witter"


BOOK REVIEW

DEEP BLACK by Sean McFate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A political thriller that will appeal to action junkies and armchair diplomats alike."
An elite mercenary unit searches for a radicalized Saudi prince in Islamic State group-controlled Iraq. Read full book review >

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STRONGER by Jeff Bauman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"A moving demonstration of how strength of mind and character helped one man stand tall despite the loss of his legs."
One man's account of life before and after the Boston Marathon bombing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2012

"Disturbing and hard to put down."
A captivating memoir about a man's life of drug addiction and homelessness. Read full book review >

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PURE HEART by Bret Witter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A heart-stirring life story."
The first woman ever licensed to distill hard liquor in North Carolina uncorks an emotionally charged memoir about traversing family heartache to become the "moonshine mama" of the South. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2008

"Intimate portrait of a place snugly set within its historical moment, preserved in Myron's understated, well-polished prose."
An abandoned kitten serves as balm, comic relief and social director to a hard-pressed Midwestern town. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A poignant, wise love story."
With the assistance of Witter (Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him, 2011, etc.), crime reporter Spencer-Wendel chronicles her life and the decisions she has made since being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"A glittering, accomplished, but rather callow tale of a latter-day Lost Generation."
How empty can the lives of young, rich, beautiful people be? Find out in this jaundiced novel of contemporary mores. Read full book review >

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TUESDAY TUCKS ME IN by Luis Carlos Montalván
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"A touching story that will appeal to all dog lovers and to older children, including those with limited reading skills. (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
An appealing golden retriever takes readers through his life as a service dog assisting a retired Army captain living with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury. Read full book review >

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BRET EASTON ELLIS AND THE OTHER DOGS by Lina Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2016

"A poetic, unsentimental drama that offers a meditation on love in all its disparate forms."
A young woman living in the slums of Barcelona quietly observes the aftermath of a famous writer's interventions. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >