Search Results: "Dirk Hayhurst"


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BIGGER THAN THE GAME by Dirk Hayhurst
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2014

"A flawed yet unique, personal story of an athlete's anguish at the end of his career."
A revealing yet occasionally tedious, seasonlong account of a major league pitcher on the outs. Read full book review >

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OUT OF MY LEAGUE by Dirk Hayhurst
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"Extraordinary experiences rendered in mostly ordinary prose."
The journeyman pitcher/author of The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran (2010) returns with an account of his struggles to reach and succeed in the Major Leagues—and to find true love. Read full book review >

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PERISHABLE by Dirk Jamison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 30, 2006

"Recollections in a fresh voice—with sharp teeth."
Journalist and filmmaker Jamison offers a wicked, wonderfully crafted memoir about growing up in California and Oregon amid a nutty, unlovely clan. Read full book review >

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FIERCE PEOPLE by Dirk Wittenborn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Not nearly as ambitious as its marketing suggests."
Wittenborn (Zoe, 1983, not reviewed) attempts a comeback with a stab at an updated Huck Finn. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2009

"Insights into addiction that are wise, generous and humble."
Science reporter Hanson presents a savvy, big-hearted exploration of the latest investigations into addiction science. Read full book review >

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THE RED QUEEN by Dirk Draulens
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 13, 1997

"Poorly structured as fiction, but a riveting read nonetheless."
Dystopian first novel, a bestseller in Holland and Belgium, from a popular Dutch writer of nonfiction. Read full book review >

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PHARMAKON by Dirk Wittenborn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2008

"While the novel as a whole is a bit unfocused, the first part is a compulsive read and even after the narrative shifts to a dysfunctional family dynamic, Wittenborn holds the reader by examining Friedrich as a complex and sometimes monstrous paterfamilias."
A novel of psychopharmacological experimentation, revenge and family tragedy. Read full book review >

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JACK LONDON’S DOG by Dirk Wales
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Moser's lovely engravings and a generally high production value give this volume visual interest, but that's not enough to rescue the whole. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Based on an episode from writer Jack London's life, this is a tale of a Yukon dog named Jack, which London may have known during his brief participation in the Alaskan gold rush. Read full book review >

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SEVEN SPIDERS SPINNING by Gregory Maguire
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"A fast, delightfully entertaining romp. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A lighthearted fantasy that, while easily read, is as intricately structured as a spider's web. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A good summary of and introduction to a libertarian perspective on drugs, freedom, and the role of the state."
A slim but helpful volume examining the inadequacy of current US drug policies and how these policies might be changed. Read full book review >

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CRESCENT DAWN by Clive Cussler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"Cussler, writing with his son, once again blends history, technical knowledge, bombs, bullets and betrayal into cinematic action."
Mix terrorists, Roman artifacts, delusions of dynasty and irrefutable physical evidence that Jesus of Nazareth lived, then add water—from the Mediterranean Sea—and you get another aquatic adventure starring Dirk Pitt and his colleagues at NUMA. Read full book review >

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CURTAIN UP! by Dirk McLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"The Kids' Book of Acting and Stagecraft (2002) or Thomas Schumacher and Jeff Kurtti's How Does the Show Go On (2007). (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a generic but encouraging way, McLean and Brassard take an aspiring (fictional) child actor named Amaya through typical stages from early auditions and rehearsals for a plainly low-budget professional stage production to Opening Night and subsequent rave reviews. Read full book review >