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

OUTSTANDING IN THE RAIN by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A visually splendid birthday jaunt is a bit dampened by its text. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A boy's amusement-park birthday becomes a die-cut celebration for all. Read full book review >

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YOUNG CHARLOTTE, FILMMAKER by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Similar in tone and feel to Young Frank, Architect (2013), this companion acts as both promotion for the MoMA and an encouragement to budding artists to think outside the box and pursue their dreams. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Tiny, bespectacled Charlotte is a young filmmaker who has discovered the joy of black-and-white cinematography. Read full book review >

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THE LENDING ZOO by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A cool idea poorly executed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Readers get a peek at what it would be like to visit a library that lends animals to patrons. Read full book review >