Search Results: "Cilla McCain"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Disappointing."
Lackluster account of the vicious murder of a soldier that became the basis for the 2007 film In the Valley of Elah. Read full book review >

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I Love You Dad by David McCain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2015

"Told with understated pride about a father who had an eye for the immediate, local color of everyday life."
In McCain's charming debut, he recounts the life of his father—Russell McCain, a small-town workingman who wrung pleasure out of a hard life. Read full book review >

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GRANDMOTHER'S DREAMCATCHER by Becky Ray McCain
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Directions for making a dreamcatcher round out this satisfying offering. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Kimmy is to spend a week with her Chippewa grandmother while her parents look for a new home in Chicago. Read full book review >

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DEAR NOBODY by Gillian McCain
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"While the voice is authentic, this book is an experience, not a crafted narrative. (Memoir. 14-18)"
The posthumous memoir of a drug-abusing teen who died of cystic fibrosis. Read full book review >

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BOOKS! by Murray McCain
by Murray McCain, illustrated by John Alcorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2013

"Garish colors, dated feel, unclear audience. This book is annoying rather than informative. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Designed in a vertical format reminiscent of Victorian billboards and using a plethora of wood typefaces amid a surfeit of magenta and yellow, this book purports to answer the question "What is a book?" Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"An essential accompaniment to the first, still-thrilling punk records, this preposterously entertaining document just reeks with all the brilliance and filth of the Blank Generation. (illustrations, not seen)"
Punk's chaotic energy and revolutionary spirit come through vividly in this mesmerizing account of American punk. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2012

"'Stereotypes have a funny way of falling apart when you actually talk to people,' writes Black, though the book reinforces a lot of stereotypes and is rarely funny."
A middle-age liberal comedian and a younger Republican media personality embark on an RV expedition together to see if they can find common ground (they do) and say something significant about America (they don't). Read full book review >

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MY DAD, JOHN MCCAIN by Meghan McCain
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

The Republican nominee's eldest daughter announces at the outset that her dad would make a great president and then proceeds to explain why. Read full book review >

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THIRTEEN SOLDIERS by John McCain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Deeply personal stories that track real soldiers through conditions of trying morale."
A patriotic though unsentimental look at the major wars fought by the United States as told through the difficult experiences of ordinary soldiers. Read full book review >

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FAITH OF MY FATHERS by John McCain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Impressive and inspiring, the story of a man touched and molded by fire who loved and served his country in a time of great trouble, suffering, and challenge. (Author tour)"
A candid, moving, and entertaining memoir by the US senator from Arizona and potential presidential candidate. Read full book review >