Search Results: "David Cantwell"


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MERLE HAGGARD by David Cantwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Both the Haggard fanatic and the casual country music fan will find their appreciation enriched."
An incisive, critical analysis of one of the most complicated and misunderstood artists in country music. Read full book review >

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Rosa’s Gift and Other Stories by Michael Cantwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"A collection of enjoyable stories from an author with an engaging voice.
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Nine short stories that hinge on transformative moments. Read full book review >

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GRAVEN IMAGES by Michael Cantwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2014

"An expertly realized novel about the redemptive power of art."
Hospital patients fight for richer lives in Cantwell's (Rosa's Gift and Other Stories, 2013) latest novel. Read full book review >

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MANHATTAN, WHEN I WAS YOUNG by Mary Cantwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"Still, Cantwell's lovely prose and passions for Manhattan, motherhood, and work will resonate for many women."
This pleasant memoir of the 1950s and '60s is an ode to Manhattan's unique brand of chaotic energy, by one of the island's adopted daughters. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1992

"Evocative, lovely, deeply felt, and mature personal writing about a past that's gone."
From New York Times editorial-board member and veteran columnist Cantwell, a memoir of growing up during the 1930's and 40's in the town of Bristol, New Hampshire. ``I have come down with the Bristol Complaint,'' Cantwell announces early in the book: ``People who have the Bristol Complaint can never leave town. Read full book review >

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THE HALLS OF MONTEZUMA by Michael Cantwell
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"A thrilling, history-filled adventure."
Cantwell concludes his Tollan trilogy with high school time-traveler Peter Collins' greatest adventure yet. Read full book review >

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MAX THE MOUSE AND THE SECRET OF MARS by Michael Cantwell
Released: Dec. 14, 2016

"Adventurous, thought-provoking, fast-paced, and subtly hilarious—in short, a delight to read."
Cantwell (My Friend Casey, 2015, etc.) offers a children's story of a courageous mouse's journey to Mars that's part adventure and part political satire.Read full book review >

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WHEN WE WERE GOOD by Robert S. Cantwell
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"An odd hodgepodge, which will be of interest primarily to the academic folklore community. (17 b&w photos)"
Jargon-rich but provocative study of the folk-music craze of the '60s. Read full book review >

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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"An 11,000-year narrative of a great city, dense with detail and a specific cultural gravity as weighty, and as mutable, as quicksilver. (Illustrations throughout)"
Cantwell (Anthropology/Rutgers Univ.) and Wall (Anthropology/City College of New York) pleasingly convey the palpable sense of orientation that archaeology—in this case, New York City's—can give "to reach a deeper understanding of the human predicament." Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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