Search Results: "Ed Boland"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BATTLE FOR ROOM 314 by Ed Boland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"An unflinchingly honest account of one man's experiences with inner-city education."
A nonprofit executive tells the story of the year he spent as a teacher in a struggling urban high school on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 1995

"As a short essay on poetic theory this might have been effective; as a full-length memoir it fails to move."
An ultimately lackluster testimony to the truism that art and life can't be separated. Read full book review >

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EASY MONEY by John C. Boland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 1991

"A trenchant, sly first novel—and cerebral fun throughout."
A wry insider's view of stock fraud, corporate raiders, genteel brokerage houses, and Wall Street ethics. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN JERUSALEM by John C. Boland
Released: July 22, 1994

"Boland (Rich Man's Blood, 1993) deftly balances political terrorists and guys who just have their hands in your pockets in a tale that roars along like a BMW in heat."
Partly out of idle curiosity about Agritech Consultants, the new Israeli venture his slick pal Harry Brickman, of Morgenstern Ozick, is trying to raise money for, partly to avoid worrying about a rumored shake-up back in his own Wall St. office, commodities trader Donald McCarry agrees to accompany Harry to the Holy Land, ostensibly to look over the operation. Read full book review >

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THE MARGIN by John C. Boland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 13, 1995

"Richard's second case (Rich Man's Blood, 1993) should do best with people who skip the O.J. headlines and go straight for the financial pages."
No good deed goes unpunished. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAKING OF A POEM by Mark Strand
Released: April 1, 2000

"A practical handbook on poetic form for teachers, students, and poets who are interested both in the structural mechanics and literary heritage of poetic forms."
Asking two working poets to collectively construct an anthology about poetic form can be a risky proposition. Read full book review >

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RICH MAN'S BLOOD by John C. Boland
Released: July 19, 1993

"Boland, who thinks like Paul Erdman and writes like Dick Francis, creates a winsome hero in Welles—and again (after Easy Money, 1991) scores big with this tale of complicated money maneuvering and family strife."
When a slick-talking Texan's financial shenanigans lead Stu Harris's New Orleans marine company to the brink of bankruptcy, young Richard Welles—Harris's financial advisor at venerable Ambrose and Welles, investment bankers—steps in and, with FBI help, extricates Stu from Charlie Fentress's scheme, which included blackmail, kidnapping, and strong-arm tactics. Read full book review >

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Escape from Marianna by Bobbi Boland White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2010

"An affecting, unsettling tale of steadfast friendship that needs fewer change-ups."
The victims of a real-life correctional facility for boys are fictionalized in White's debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Cancer Family by C. Richard Boland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2015

"A hopeful account of the value of persistence, cooperation, and science in understanding and conquering disease."
A physician describes his lifelong quest to solve the riddle of the cancers that afflict his family. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A DOG NAMED SAM by Janice Boland
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"An appealing tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A book that will make young dog-owners smile in recognition and confirm dogless readers' worst suspicions about the mayhem caused by pets, even winsome ones. Read full book review >