Search Results: "Erin Byers Murray"


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SHUCKED by Erin Byers Murray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An average foodie memoir."
The toils and pleasures of oystering. Read full book review >

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MAE MURRAY by Michael G. Ankerich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2012

"Will appeal to film buffs and readers interested in the rise and burnout of long-ago Hollywood stars."
An extensively researched look at the life of silent-movie star Mae Murray (1885-1965). Read full book review >

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JIM MURRAY by Jim Murray
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"An engaging potpourri from a perceptive observer."
Selective reminiscences from a Pulitzer-winning sports columnist that, though several bricks shy of an autobiographical load, offer a host of pleasures for fans of big-time athletics and celebrities—and of fine writing. Read full book review >

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BOLD SONS OF ERIN by Owen Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2003

"Parry clearly loves writing about earlier generations on his native turf, and this time he gives us greater suspense than in Honor's Kingdom."
Fifth in the hauntingly rich Abel Jones Civil War series, following Honor's Kingdom and the more recent non-Jones Our Simple Gifts: Civil War Christmas Tales (2002). Read full book review >

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THE TAO OF BILL MURRAY by Gavin Edwards
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A fun and revealing look behind the charm and mythos of Bill Murray that will only strengthen his legend."
A personal philosophy based on Bill Murray's well-publicized high jinks, pranks, and exploits. Read full book review >

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BAD KITTY VS. UNCLE MURRAY by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"A few lapses in the frenetic pace won't keep fans from enjoying this and looking forward to the promised sequel. (Graphic hybrid fiction. 7-10)"
Waking from a dream of Pussycat Paradise, Bad Kitty learns her humans are going on a trip. Read full book review >

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THE MURRAYS OF MURRAY HILL by Charles Monaghan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 1998

"A lively portrait of a fascinating family, their milieu, and their influence on their turbulent age."
A carefully researched history of the prominent Quaker family for whom the Murray Hill section of Brooklyn is named. Read full book review >

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THE HOLOCAUST OVERVIEW by Ann Byers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"This is a solid introduction to the series, but is also effective as a stand-alone volume, a starting point in the curriculum. (chronology, notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
In this introductory volume to the Holocaust Remembered series, Byers presents a comprehensive and dramatic history of the Holocaust aimed at middle-schoolers. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"A thoughtful introduction to a complex, often baffling subject."
If Britain suspected that a Boston bar harbored IRA terrorists, would it be justified in lobbing cruise missiles into the city? Canadian legal scholar Byers doesn't raise the question, but he achieves plenty of similar provocations in this lucid primer. Read full book review >

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PERCIVAL’S PLANET by Michael Byers
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A fine study in the psychology of yearning, elegantly told."
A closely observed saga of scientific discovery—but with stolen kisses, madness and plenty of other complications. Read full book review >

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IDIOPATHY by Sam Byers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"Throughout, words are platitudes, words are weapons, words are what distinguish this generation from the diseased cattle across the novel's backdrop. Perhaps. Here's hoping the promising novelist finds a depth of meaning that eludes his characters."
A darkly comic novel turns bleaker and sadder as a generation of perennially adolescent Britons struggles to find love, or meaning, or maturity or something. Read full book review >