Search Results: "Edward Burns"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Having gained the trust of their subjects, and with almost novelistic skill in bringing them (especially DeAndre) to life, Simon and Burns offer us a first step to achieving that understanding. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) ($50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
In an accomplished and vivid piece of reporting, Edgar Award winner Simon (Homicide, 1991) and retired detective Burns team up to document the struggles of a cross-section of the Baltimore drug subculture. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE BURNS
by Megan Labrise

To make it to the oratorical Valhalla that is The Moth Mainstage, you’ve got to have bravery, vulnerability, and a hell of a story to tell. You absolutely cannot have that story printed on sheets of paper.

“People wanted us to do a book for a long time...but I was a little bit reluctant because it’s The Moth—our storytellers ...


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EDWARD JAY EPSTEIN
by Clayton Moore

Getting the attention of investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein (The JFK Assassination Diary, 2013, etc.) is no small feat. Having profiled everyone from Lee Harvey Oswald to CIA chief James Jesus Angleton, Epstein has had a front row seat to the spy game for more than 40 years. So in May, 2013, when NSA contractor Edward Snowden disclosed mass surveillance ...


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LAUGHING DOG by D.C. Burns
Released: Jan. 10, 2011

"Take comfort in Burns' big-hearted philosophy."
A woman, her family and her effervescent dog come together to navigate life and love in this surprising story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A pertinent, you-are-there historical page-turner with a strong moral message."
Gripping re-creation of the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 26, 1993

"Burns renders his blues with an almost unfailing ear, and if he occasionally hits a wrong note (an episode on Jessica Savitch seems unnecessarily mean-spirited), he's redeemed by his sharp observations, comedic timing, and rare self-understanding."
A crisp report, both funny and sad, on the career of a TV-news correspondent. Read full book review >

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A NEW LEASH ON LOVE by Debbie Burns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"An appealing setup and plot can't overcome dull characterization and lack of sizzle."
A no-kill animal shelter in St. Louis is the setting for a clash between its spunky, bighearted director and a grieving businessman who needs rescue himself. Read full book review >

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THE VENERATION OF MONSTERS by Suzanne Burns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Burns is an unmissable heir to writers of the peculiar, from Shirley Jackson to Roald Dahl."
A parade of eccentric women retreat into fantasy as they attempt to cure their loneliness. Read full book review >

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BLACK HOLE by Charles Burns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"This volume should expand the cult following of a cutting-edge illustrator."
There's nothing funny about high school in this black-and-white comics collection, which should strike a particularly sharp chord among those who endured and survived their adolescent rites of passage in the early 1970s. Read full book review >