Search Results: "Chris Kurtz"


BOOK REVIEW

MONOGRAPH BY CHRIS WARE by Chris Ware
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"This collection has a last-word feel to it, offering a delightful summation of a fruitful and very busy last few decades. Fans, of course, will want much more, but this makes a great start."
The noted artist, collector, and visionary offers a personal anthology/memoir, complete with junior high photos and memories of the cul-de-sacs of Omaha. Read full book review >

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The Body of Chris by Chris Cole
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A colorful, faith-based memoir of recovery."
In his debut memoir, Cole recounts his struggles with eating disorders, substance abuse, and mental illness. Read full book review >

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THE CHRIS FARLEY SHOW by Tom Farley Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Essential for Farley and SNL fans, and a sterling example of oral biography—well-structured, consistently engaging and simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking."
Family, friends and colleagues remember the late Saturday Night Live star. Read full book review >

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COLLIDING WITH CHRIS by Dan Harder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A small dog that appears on the copyright page joyfully keeps pace with Chris to the satisfying conclusion in this small but funny episode. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Harder's first book is aimed at bicyclists, including those still soldiering on with training wheels. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF A SOUTH POLE PIG by Chris Kurtz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Engaging fantasy adventure for preteen pig pals. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Out of the way, Wilbur and Babe: Your cousin Flora has "adventurous hooves"! Read full book review >

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LIVING THINGS AND NONLIVING THINGS by Kevin Kurtz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2017

"Spectacular photography enriches a simple, thoughtful text. (glossary, extended research section, checklists) (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
A multitude of photographs accompany bold, simple text, teaching rudimentary ideas of differentiating what's living and what's not—and noting that it's not as simple as it may seem. Read full book review >

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CHURCHGOERS by Don Kurtz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Big ideas, good story."
Spirit and flesh, the Divine and DNA, cross and microscope—two worlds collide in this ruminative novel about the physical/metaphysical duels of a scientist and a preacher. Read full book review >

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I'M SORRY, ALMIRA ANN by Jane Kurtz
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Sarah's headstrong personality comes across clearly, as do her efforts to set things right when she's done wrong. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (map) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sarah, who is eight, is filled with excitement as her family plans to travel by wagon from Missouri to Oregon; her best friend, Almira Ann, and her family are moving, too. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"A cautionary, wide-ranging critique that's both entertaining and informative. (For another inside-look at the decline of the American newspaper, see James D. Squires's Read All About It!, published in February)"
A gossipy, ad rem diagnosis of what ails US newspapers. Read full book review >

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THREE MINUTES IN POLAND by Glenn Kurtz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"An exhaustive, dogged work of genealogical research."
A deeply intimate, rigorously detailed study of a lost Jewish world revealed within three minutes of a home movie shot in a small Polish town in 1938. Read full book review >

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THE FEVERBIRD’S CLAW by Jane Kurtz
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2004

"Readers will ache to learn more about her world and her future—just like Moralin herself. (Fiction. 10+)"
A gripping prehistoric adventure fantasy channels a timely message about tolerance and social justice. Read full book review >

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TWO CROWNS FOR AMERICA by Katherine Kurtz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Should raise a few eyebrows."
Historical novel, with dabs of mysticism and dashes of the occult, exploring the events behind the American Revolution, from the author of the well-known Deryni fantasy series (The Bastard Prince, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >