Search Results: "Dennis Geiger"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 26, 2012

"Authentic insights into the day-to-day operations of a psychiatric institute, told in broad strokes."
A group of doctors and patients at a psychiatric hospital scramble through each day in this meandering sequel (Kinzua State: Earthshine, 2010). Read full book review >

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SANDY DENNIS by Sandy Dennis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 1997

"Despite the editor's best efforts to weld these disparate fragments together, they never really cohere into anything more than a series of precious, pointillist moments. (23 b&w photos, not seen)"
Sometimes there are pressing reasons to publish a work posthumously. Read full book review >

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I BLAME DENNIS HOPPER by Illeana Douglas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"The author's warm portraits and disarming honesty infuse the memoir with an endearing sweetness and charm."
Actress, producer, and director Douglas celebrates her love of movies in a cheerful debut memoir. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Resurrected from the newspaper morgue, these pieces tend to lose whatever punch they may have initially had."
Journalist Steinbach is a Pulitzer Prize winner, but the award was given for feature articles written for the Baltimore Sun, not for this motley assortment of reflections on ``the small events that make up a life.'' In the footsteps of other essayists and columnists—Erma Bombeck and Steinbach's hero E.B. White among them—Steinbach digs for the universal in the personal, and from time to time, she strikes pay dirt. Read full book review >

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DOUG-DENNIS AND THE FLYAWAY FIB by Darren Farrell
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A promising first book; here's hoping his second is just as funny. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sheep Doug-Dennis and elephant Ben-Bobby are great friends, the type of buddies who go to the circus when bored. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 10, 1998

"More 'Work' than 'Life,' Gilbert's book will provide much enlightenment for Potter devotees, but the definitive biography of this gifted artist is still to be written. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A thoughtful study of the work of Dennis Potter, arguably the finest writer ever to come out of television. Read full book review >

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Prime Directive by Alexander Geiger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2013

"Pop-edutainment; a clever reliving of ancient Mediterranean history."
With a stranded time traveler in the fourth century B.C. as his narrator, author Geiger brings a fresh take to the rise of Prince Alexandros of Macedonia. Read full book review >

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WILDMAN by J.C. Geiger
Released: June 6, 2017

"A thought-provoking, hilarious, eloquent story of a young man realizing that the world is much larger than the one set up for him. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
A high school valedictorian takes a madcap left turn in life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"An intelligent rendering of a chilling phenomenon."
An award-winning Canadian author uncovers spiritual guardians who aid those in states of crisis. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW ME BACK by A.V. Geiger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"A dysfunctional romance about a dysfunctional romance. (Thriller. 12-16)"
Two teens develop a Twitter relationship. Read full book review >

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PEARLS OF ASIA by Lee Geiger
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"An enjoyable, intelligent read that triumphs over its minor shortcomings."
An unexpected romance blossoms during a murder investigation in Geiger's debut mystery. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2014

"A well-researched, detailed tome probably best consumed at the rate of one chapter per day."
Geiger (Higher Education/Penn State Univ.; Tapping the Riches of Science: Universities and the Promise of Economic Growth, 2007, etc.) offers an encyclopedic history of American colleges and universities, ending as the United States entered World War II.Read full book review >