Search Results: "Brian Lamb"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"An appealing tasting menu for the banquet that is Lincoln."
Essays crafted from C-SPAN interviews of 55 writers on Lincoln. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 1999

"Everyone in the book'subjects and biographers—accomplished things, and their endeavors make this book appealing. (Author tour,)"
The successor to Booknotes: Writers and Their Stories from C-SPAN's Author Interviews (1997) is more unified and satisfying. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

"An often riveting insider's perspective on the writing life by some of our foremost authors. (16 pages photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
These excerpts from more than 150 of C-SPAN's weekly Booknotes interviews have all the conversational richness of the fabled Paris Review interviews. Read full book review >

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SUNDAYS AT EIGHT by Brian Lamb
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 29, 2014

"These richly detailed and forthright interviews offer unique perspectives on the inspirations and creativity of writers."
Notable writers talk candidly about their lives and work. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2010

"A unique historical snapshot of most interest to those just learning about the nation's highest court."
The sitting Justices and various experts discuss the Supreme Court and its work. Read full book review >

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I CAME, I DANCED, I WENT VIRAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: I Came, I Danced, I Went Viral
Bonus Factors: Kick-Ass Gram, Internet Fame
Relationship Status: Drinking Buddy

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz

This cover is great: it screams “prom,” but ...


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PLAYTIME WITH MCKISSACK
by Julie Danielson

Award-winning author Patricia C. McKissack (born in middle Tennessee, I proudly add) has had a long and distinguished career in the field of children’s literature. Not one to rest on her laurels—I believe she will turn 73 this year—she’s bringing readers this month a superb new book, a volume that I’ve no doubt we’ll judge later as one of the ...


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PATRICIA C. MCKISSACK
by Jessie Grearson

Have you ever wondered who wrote “Amazing Grace” or thought about the haunting story behind the hymn “I’ll Fly Away”? Ever skipped rope to “Hot Pepper” or counted “Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo”? Then Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn it Out!: Games, Songs & Stories from an African American Childhood is for you. Award-winning author Patricia ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

Astride his trusty Trek 520, Los Angeles Times correspondent Lamb (Stolen Season, 1991, etc.) pedals his way from the Potomac to the Pacific in this entertaining 3,145-mile ramble, which is more cycling manifesto than travelogue. Read full book review >

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I’LL FLY AWAY by Wally Lamb
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Writing as an act of self-realization and liberation and, not incidentally, an indictment of the penal system."
The second accomplished collection of writings from women incarcerated in Connecticut's York Correctional Institution, edited again by bestselling novelist Lamb (Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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WE ARE WATER by Wally Lamb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"We all know that life is tangled and messy. Still, in reminding readers of this fact, Lamb turns in a satisfyingly grown-up story, elegantly written."
A searching novel of contemporary manners—and long-buried secrets—by seasoned storyteller Lamb (Wishin' and Hopin', 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE by Wally Lamb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 1998

"A probable commercial bonanza, but both twice as long and not as much as it should have been. (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection; author tour)"
Both a moving character study and a gripping story of family conflict are hidden somewhere inside the daunting bulk of this annoyingly slick second novel by Lamb (the popular Oprah selection She's Come Undone, 1992). Read full book review >