Search Results: "Broughton Coburn"


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THE VAST UNKNOWN by Broughton Coburn
Released: April 30, 2013

"An exhilarating slice of American adventure-sporting history."
A sweeping account of the first American visitors to Mount Everest's peak. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Essential reading for mountaineers, both actual and armchair."
A journey to the top of the world and the soul of a family. Read full book review >

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WIDOW’S WALK by Andrew Coburn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Coburn's style is terse, almost staccato, but his formidable skill at character portrayal and plot development would make the publication of his British backlist more than welcome on his native shores."
Veteran Coburn (No Way Home, 1992, etc.) hails from New England, but his new mystery, first published in England in 1984, is new only to Americans. Read full book review >

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BABY SAYS…NO! by Alisa Coburn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Patient parents and cajoling caregivers everywhere will say yes to this one. Baby may still say no, but no matter. There's always ice cream. (Board book. 2-5)"
The baby says no to everything…except ice cream! Read full book review >

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GLINT by Ann Coburn
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A clever conceit, masterfully executed. (Fantasy. 10-16)"
Stories from two very different genres, rather slim and predictable on their own, interweave to create a satisfying read that is more than the sum of its parts. Read full book review >

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LOVESICK by Jake Coburn
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Nicely done. (Fiction. YA)"
Claiming to be a nonfiction novel, this story explores the relationship between two teens struggling with addiction: Ted with alcoholism and Erica with bulimia. Read full book review >

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ON MULLETT LAKE by Michael Coburn
Released: March 24, 2011

"A pleasant, predictable tale that will satisfy fans of character-driven romance."
Mullett Lake in Michigan's Lower Peninsula provides the backdrop for this shifting narrative of love, death and a second chance. Read full book review >

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TERRIBLE INNOCENCE by Mark Coburn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 31, 1993

A folksy, unpretentious view of the Civil War exploits of the crusty warrior who's become identified with the harsh rationalization and ruthless practice of total war. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1998

"A Whitmanesque catalogue of scenes from old L.A. (—I Remember Los Angeles—) stands out among the reams of self-indulgent and facile doggerel."
paper 1-57423-052-2 Fifty years of poetry is here distilled into one fat volume by the West Coast filmmaker best known for the avant-garde classic —Loony Tom— (1951). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"Though somewhat academic and consistently grim, Broughton's book provides ample documentation of a central truth of late-American history—namely, that capital has no country."
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs. As this sociological study shows, that, at least, is what they tell the eggs. Read full book review >

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COMING UNBUTTONED by James Broughton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Straightforward, dry, charming. (Illustrations)"
Merry confessions of a cheerful poet and filmmaker who's had his bouts with anxieties and ulcers but has come through all smiles. Read full book review >