Search Results: "Derek B. Miller"


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THE GIRL IN GREEN by Derek B. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A penetrating, poetic, and unexpectedly disarming book about the ageless conflict in the Middle East by a writer who has made that topic his specialty."
Haunted by a Saddam Hussein henchman's coldblooded execution of a young Shiite girl, British war reporter Thomas Benton and ex-GI Arwood Hobbes reunite in Iraq 22 years later to investigate the unlikely possibility that she is alive. Read full book review >

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NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT by Derek B. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2013

"This novel, first published in Norway, was worth the wait."
Miller's affecting debut, about a cantankerous Jewish widower transplanted to Norway who becomes party to a hate crime, is an unusual hybrid: part memory novel, part police procedural, part sociopolitical tract and part existential meditation. Read full book review >

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FIRST CALL: GREETING 2017 WITH TROUBLE-FRAUGHT STORIES IN HAND
by J. Kingston Pierce

There are some years when it’s pretty easy to pick out which first-quarter crime, mystery, and thriller novels are destined to become the Big Reads, those books that enjoy extraordinary promotions and generate the most word-of-mouth. Such is not the case heading into the initial three months of 2017. There are so many promising new works by so many familiar ...


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CITICORP by Richard B. Miller
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1993

"The bottom line: not a solid reader-investment."
An amateurish and slipshod audit of Citicorp, the troubled holding company for America's largest commercial bank. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 1995

"Miller reveals, but never really explores, the complexities and inconsistencies of a man who wrote both first-rate fiction and disposable prose."
An engaging, if unchallenging, account of an author whose route into—and out of—literary celebrity makes him seem, for better and worse, a man of his time. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2014

"An excellent history that should catapult Miller to the top tier of popular historians."
The first book of a planned trilogy chronicling American-led relief efforts in Belgium during World War I. Read full book review >

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A PLACE CALLED MILAGRO DE LA PAZ by Manlio Argueta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Their plaintive yearning for the 'miracle of peace,' which the name of their village ironically promises, provides the best moments in an otherwise unfortunately derivative novel: it's very nearly a rewrite of Alberto Moravia's famous Two Women."
El Salvador's best-known novelist (Little Red Riding Hood in the Red Light District, 1998, etc.) relates in both present action and extended flashback the life of middle-aged single mother Latina, who barely survives, during a time of violent political oppression, supporting her adolescent daughter and motherless young grandson by selling homegrown flowers and homemade clothing. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN HAPPY by Serena B. Miller
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A rich, entertaining compendium of thoughts on the Amish way of life."
An analysis of family life in Amish communities. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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GLADYS GOES OUT TO LUNCH by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Like Gladys's bananas, Anderson's story is simple comfort food, with eye-candy artwork providing a welcome dash of spice. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gladys is a gorilla (never mind that she's purple, for there is more color on these pages than a harlequin's Technicolor dream coat). Read full book review >

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HOW THE EASTER BUNNY SAVED CHRISTMAS by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A fast pace, broad humor and silly puns add to the effort, as do the super-sized illustrations in neon-bright, jewel tones, but the overall effect is rather frenetic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Santa is injured by a falling toy train on Christmas Eve, Mrs. Claus phones the Easter Bunny to save the day. Read full book review >

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LOVING LOCKS WITH SHAREE MILLER
by Julie Danielson

In a recent opinion piece at Blavity, [currently inaccessible online],  guest author and children’s book reviewer “kirkwood1692” weighs in on what she describes as a surge (for various reasons she notes in her piece) in the scholarly interest of the representation of black girls in children’s literature. Of course, the author writes, “just because a book has a ...


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