Search Results: "Charles Madigan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"While optimistic about many consultants, however, the authors warn companies to be wary of too much good advice. (Author tour)"
A look into the insular and highly confidential world of consulting firms like Bain & Co., Andersen Consulting, McKinsey & Co., and Deloitte & Touche. Read full book review >

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FLASH BURNOUT by L.K.  Madigan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Somehow, all of the loose ends get tied up into a haphazard yet entertaining read. (Fiction. YA)"
Fifteen-year-old photographer-in-training Blake is caught between fawning over his gorgeous girlfriend Shannon and helping Marissa, his troubled photography partner, a friend who also happens to be a girl. Read full book review >

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I’M PROUD OF YOU by Tim Madigan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"For those who consider life's lessons best expressed in padded greeting cards and 'the Gospel According to Elbert Hubbard.'"
Another journeyman writer details the teaching and inspiration he received at the feet of a wise and kindly mentor. Move over, Morrie and Father Joe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A sobering, frightening account of what happens when that foul beast, racism, breaks its fragile leash. (16 pp. b&w photographs, not seen)"
A chilling re-creation of the worst instance of racial violence in US history—the 1921 destruction by rampaging whites of a black neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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THE MERMAID'S MIRROR by L.K.  Madigan
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Poignant entertainment. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Lena becomes angry when her father won't let her learn to surf in this new supernatural romance. Read full book review >

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SONGS ONLY YOU KNOW by Sean Madigan Hoen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"A dark, knowing look at addiction, rock 'n' roll, and the ties that bind."
Perceptive, sprawling memoir of a young man's escape from cascading family tragedies into the noise-punk underground. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1991

"Survival Tactics,'' with explicit suggestions for rape victims on coping with bureaucracy, delays, and harassment."
Violent physical rape is horrifying and the psychic trauma lingers. Read full book review >

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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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YOUR BEST BETS FOR FASCINATING SF/F/H READS IN JULY
by John DeNardo

Summer reading season is in full swing, and if you'd like to join the beach party, there's plenty of entertainment to be found in the pages of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. July's cream of the crop includes stories about a robot hitman, a dark and previously unseen perspective on Peter Pan, a woman with supernatural ...


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A BOY AND HIS SKUNK
by Leila Roy

“I love him,” Bat said. He hadn’t meant to say it out loud. Mom laughed. “Careful, or you might make me jealous,” she said.
“But it’s true,” Bat said. “I love him.” 
Mom said they’d have to hand the kit over to the rescue center in a month. But Bat, holding the tiny animal in ...

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ASTONISHING ANIMAL ABC by Charles Fuge
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2011

"Cute enough, but not likely to inspire repeated readings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Alliteration and rhyme abound in Fuge's latest, an abecedarian salute to anthropomorphized animals. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE ANT by Charles Micucci
ANIMALS
Released: March 24, 2003

"Closing with a three-sentence version of Aesop's famous fable, plus two other literary references to ants, this close-up, but wide-angled follow-up to Arthur Dorros's Ant Cities (1987) makes a readable, engaging alternative to the many photographic treatments of the subject. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
With a characteristic mix of briefly stated facts and lucid, not-always-completely-serious pictures, the author of The Life and Times of the Honeybee (1995) profiles an equally ancient, even more successful, social insect. Read full book review >