Search Results: "Frank L. Miller"


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NO GOOD DEED by Frank L. Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"A touching but overflowing story about family, addiction and perseverance."
Miller's vastmemoir about the legal and personal battles that followed his stepdaughter's expulsion from school for drug use. Read full book review >

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A Death in Our Family by L. S. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2012

"An apple-spiced, feel-good story that's more about life than about death."
A man looks back at his past after finding out he has about a year left to live in this novel. Read full book review >

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NECTAR OF THE GODS by L. S. Miller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 7, 2015

"A quirky, original mystery."
Miller (A Death in Our Family, 2012, etc.) tells the story of a man helping a woman find her mysterious missing husband. Read full book review >

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GUARDIANS OF THE HIDDEN SCEPTER by Frank L Cole
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"The dire consequences of failing are so exaggerated that solving the puzzles may not be much fun for readers, but those who favor a little fantasy element in their mystery will enjoy the ride. (Adventure. 11-15)"
In this mystery adventure, four star students struggle to save the world when their slightly eccentric teacher vanishes, leaving cryptic messages behind; they have only their ingenuity and expertise to solve the puzzles. Read full book review >

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THE QUICKEST KID IN CLARKSVILLE by Pat Zietlow Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Sweet and inspiring. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two little girls compete to meet a local hero. Read full book review >

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THE AFTERLIFE ACADEMY by Frank L. Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"The afterlife never seemed so dead. (Fantasy. 8-12) "
One moment 12-year-old Walter Prairie is pulling weeds as punishment for fighting in school, and the next he is standing in front of a curmudgeonly counselor who wants to know how he intends to spend his afterlife. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD'S GREATEST ADVENTURE MACHINE by Frank L. Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Cole pitches some entertaining notions but proves weak on follow-through. (Science fantasy. 11-13)"
Four young people test a new, high-tech amusement park ride that tests them in turn. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2014

"A scholarly enough social history but one with plenty of sex appeal."
An award-winning historian surveys the astonishing cast of characters who helped turn Manhattan into the world capital of commerce, communication and entertainment. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Capitalism's pluses and minuses, the influence of the city, the responsibilities and limitations of government, the ferment that generates artistic creativity, and other very modern issues are made clearer by this epic history."
A picaresque biography of a picaresque city; a thick tome that, despite its weight, one puts down with reluctance. Read full book review >

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ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE by Frank L. Cioffi
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 22, 2015

"A teacher's help would be required for students to find this book useful."
A chatty grammar manual. Read full book review >

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THE WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Actually, her paintings lead readers gracefully into the pages, to be surprised and entertained by the story they only think they know from the movie. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Zwerger (illustrator of Theodor Storm's Little Hobbin, 1995, etc.) creates characters who may, if not erase the MGM cast from the collective conscious of US readers, make them share some space therein. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 1992

More than 40 years ago, Madden found documents in an attic trunk tracing his family back to his earliest American ancestors: Mary, most probably an indentured Irish servant; and an unidentified black man. Read full book review >