Search Results: "Devon Monk"


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Released: July 3, 2012

"A high-concept but uneven genre combo."
Monk (Magic Without Mercy, 2012, etc.) delivers the second installment in her genre-blending Age of Steam series. Read full book review >

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MONK by Laurent de Wilde
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"What he does have is a lot of half-digested and often inaccurate ideas about American racial, political, and jazz history."
De Wilde is a well-regarded jazz pianist, so a volume by him on Thelonious Monk (191882) ought to be worth reading. Read full book review >

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MONK EASTMAN by Neil Hanson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"A quirky study that intriguingly snapshots a city in time as well as a life."
Hanson (Unknown Soldiers: The Story of the Missing of the First World War, 2006, etc.) pursues the glamour in New York City's Lower East Side gangland. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Dense and definitive—best appreciated with a record player handy."
A comprehensive chronicle of the jazz legend's life. Read full book review >

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MONK CAMPS OUT by Emily Arnold McCully
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"McCully's pen and ink and watercolor illustrations tell the story with humor and charm and round out the spare text. (Picture book. 46)"
Monk's first camping experience is difficult, especially for his parents. Read full book review >

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A MONK SWIMMING by Malachy McCourt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"Malachy is the entertainer in the family, but Frank is the writer. (Book-of- the-Month/Quality Paperback Book Club selection; author tour)"
Malachy picks up the family story—well, his part of it anyway—where older brother Frank left off in Angela's Ashes. Read full book review >

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THE MONK DOWNSTAIRS by Tim Farrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Sappy, sentimental, and painfully earnest: the sort of silliness that will appeal to anyone who has ever wept over Joseph Campbell or Enya."
The latest New Age soap opera from Farrington (Blues for Hannah, 1998, etc.) follows the perils and joys of a cloistered monk who moves to San Francisco. Read full book review >

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THE MONK WHO VANISHED by Peter Tremayne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"But gratuitous detail about, for example, four-chamber bellows and children's game balls can overwhelm any attempt to eliminate the red herrings in the interest of the atmospheric settings and occasionally gripping narrative."
Just when the seventh-century inheritors of ancient Irish feuds are meeting to talk peace, an assassin wounds both Colgu, the king of Muman, and his antagonist Donennach, prince of the Ui Fidgente. Read full book review >

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THE MONK AND THE SKEPTIC by Frank Browning
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A flawed but compelling discourse chronicling the 'dual dictates of devotion and desire.'"
The chance bonding of an outspoken NPR correspondent and a gay priest bridges the gap between faith and sexuality. Read full book review >

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MR. MONK GOES TO GERMANY by Lee Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Monk's antic neurosis may be cute on television, but on the page, it's just silly."
Television's most obsessive-compulsive investigator (Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants, 2007, etc.) de-compensates when his psychiatrist goes to a conference overseas. Read full book review >

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The Thirteenth Monk by Tom Hoffman
Released: Jan. 7, 2016

"An endlessly stimulating sequel that caters to intellectually fearless readers."
The second volume of Hoffman's (The Eleventh Ring, 2014) YA trilogy about anthropomorphic rabbits whose thoughts can shape reality.Read full book review >