Search Results: "Frank R. Southers"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 23, 2012

"Packs a punch and develops characters that may well deserve another visit."
In this thriller, men high up the legal food chain in San Antonio, Texas, mix sexual deviance and religious finagling in order to get their way. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2007

"A not entirely convincing account, but it will engage conspiracy theorists."
Former U.S. Army counterintelligence agent offers up yet another JFK conspiracy theory. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 1998

"The point is well made by Wilson in this ranging, anecdote-strewn, and engaging study. (b&w illustrations)"
An extended synthesizing meditation on the human hand from Wilson (Tone Deaf and All Thumbs?, 1986). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2005

"A sound guide designed to help people make sensible plans for a successful retirement."
Personal finance guidebooks are often more confusing than helpful; Frank provides refreshing relief. Read full book review >

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THE BEE-MAN OF ORN by Frank R. Stockton
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Packaged with a tour of the artist's studio on DVD (not seen). (Illustrated short story. 9+)"
Maurice Sendak's 1964 illustrations for this 19th-century tale capture its wit, but Lynch evokes its warmth, casting its eccentric protagonist as a wizened old gent with laugh wrinkles around his eyes and wildly flyaway gray hair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Still, what baseball fan won't thrill at this game that included the likes of the Brown Bomber, Willie 'the Devil' Wells and the Tan Cheetah? (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Some of the best-ever baseball players face off in 1934 at the second annual Negro League All-Star game in Chicago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 3, 1937

"Newspaper people everywhere will want it."
A centenary tribute to makers of journalistic history, the Sunpapers of Baltimore, written by men who have contributed to that history. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

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

PIZZA by Frank Asch
by Frank Asch, illustrated by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"A sweetly simple story that hinges on not just Baby Bear's appetite, but his imaginative flights of fancy, too. (Picture book. 2-5)"
It may be hard for many American readers to believe, but Baby Bear has never had pizza before in this new offering from the beloved creator of Moonbear. Read full book review >

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ALONG A LONG ROAD by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2011

"Great fun to look at; kids will feel the speed of the bike and the there-ness of place. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What was one continuous 35-foot long work of art turns into a nifty visual exercise and an engaging image for young folk. Read full book review >

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MONSIEUR SAGUETTE AND HIS BAGUETTE by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Despite—or perhaps because of—the strangeness of Monsieur Saguette eating his baguette after everything that's happened to it, this is quite the giggle-inducer. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Monsieur Saguette purchases a baguette to eat with soup, a series of strange and appealing adventures interrupts his journey home. Read full book review >