Search Results: "Frank Howell"


BOOK REVIEW

DANCING MOONS by Nancy Wood
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Nature, in this elemental world, ceases to be an abstract concept and becomes a simple presence, real as mud or rain, with no distinction between the earth and the people who inhabit it. (index) (Poetry. 14+)"
The creators of Many Winters (1974) and Spirit Walker (1993) strike a resonant chord that easily overcomes any preachiness in this arresting work of poems and portraits. Read full book review >

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SPIRIT WALKER by Nancy Wood
POETRY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Introductory material about the author and the Taos; title index. (Poetry. 12+)"
A companion to Many Winters (1974), this collection of 40-odd poems (several previously published) and a few prose pieces is also based on the legends, values, and beliefs of the Taos Pueblo Indians and restates many of the same themes: the interconnectedness of the earth and all beings, cycles of death and regeneration, the conflict of material and spiritual values, the strength of women. Read full book review >

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SACRED FIRE by Nancy Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Howell's artwork is arresting, with an emotional lucidity that conveys powerful people, facing adversity without losing their way. (Poetry. 9-11)"
In another collaboration with Howell, Wood (Dancing Moons, 1995, etc.) uses poetry and prose to tell of the Pueblo people of the Southwest, a story at once melancholy and wonderfully dense with cultural landscapes. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Wild-born by Adrian Howell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A solid start to a new superhero saga."
In this first installment of a new YA urban-fantasy series, a boy discovers that with great telekinetic powers comes great danger from sinister organizations and others. Read full book review >

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20/20  BLINDSIGHT by Busser Howell
Released: Feb. 4, 2013

"Brings much-needed focus and unprecedented access to an oft-ignored community."
An introduction to the experiences of the visually impaired as well as the misconceptions about blind and low-vision artists. Read full book review >

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THE CHORISTER AT THE ABBEY by Lis Howell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2008

"Well-realized characters can't make up for the overblown plot."
The murder of an unpopular history buff discloses dark secrets. Read full book review >

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CLUTCHES AND CURSES by Dorothy Howell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"Howell's voice almost comes off as a satire of herself (Purses and Poison, 2009, etc.)-a little more compassion would make this series a lot more fun."
For a vacuous valley girl, what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas. Haley Randolph would never leave sunny California. Read full book review >

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NOTES FROM THE TEENAGE UNDERGROUND by Simmone Howell
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"A befitting contribution to the teen-literature market. (Fiction. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old Aussie Gem is a huge film fanatic. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2007

"The enthusiastic narrative often jumps ahead of Bell's story and then backtracks, but there's never a dull moment in the peerless life of this trailblazing character."
From British journalist Howell, a lively biography of the daring Victorian adventurer, archaeologist and author, an early proponent of Arab self-determination. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE DENIED by Howell Woltz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2010

"A stirring legal drama made more thrilling by sharp, journalistic prose."
The harrowing account of one man's persecution by a justice system indifferent to law and morality. Read full book review >

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TOTE BAGS AND TOE TAGS by Dorothy Howell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2012

"The Valley Girl voice Howell affects for the series (Slay Bells and Satchels, 2011, etc.) is, as she might say, mad old school. A reboot of the basic formula seems urgently needed to increase the lolz."
A SoCal hottie can't stay out of trouble between trips to Starbucks. Read full book review >