Search Results: "Gar Smith"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A penetrating argument against today's nuclear age."
An impassioned case against the use of nuclear power. Read full book review >

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WHAT THEN MUST WE DO? by Gar Alperovitz
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2013

"Alperovitz's conversational style avoids academic jargon while making complex issues easy (some might say too easy) to digest, but he's not likely to convince those of the conservative persuasion that a more hopeful future involves more collective action and government consolidation."
Any cure for America's economic plight lies deeper than politics as usual, argues an author who believes that a fundamental, radical, systemic transformation offers the possibility of an economic corrective. Read full book review >

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BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST by Gar Anthony Haywood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 19, 1995

"The Loudermilk chronicles are an irresistibly rollicking riposte to the family-values crowd, though Haywood does seem to be making it all up as he goes along."
The Airstream trailer that's become home to retired California cop Big Joe Loudermilk and his wife Dottie pulls up outside the D.C. apartment of their radical pacifist son Eddieand weird and wonderful adventures commence. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN DIE TRYING by Gar Anthony Haywood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 1993

"Haywood's freshest, leanest yet—and it won't be hurt by the Rodney King echoes."
Eight months after racist cop Jack McGovern guns down 12-year-old liquor-store thief Lendell Washington and insists—despite the evidence—that the kid fired on him first, McGovern's remorseful suicide flushes out Mitchell Flowers, a cowed, guilty witness who corroborates McGovern's unlikely story and hires L.A. shamus Aaron Gunner (Fear of the Dark, Not Long for This World) to prove it. Read full book review >

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ALL THE LUCKY ONES ARE DEAD by Gar Anthony Haywood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"It's the African-American backgrounds that get the sharpest treatment."
Carlton William Elbridge was worth $17 million when he died at 25, too young and too rich. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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GOING NOWHERE FAST by Gar Anthony Haywood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 1994

"Geez Looweez. (Mystery Guild main selection; Literary Guild alternate selection)"
This farcical change of pace from Haywood's Aaron Gunner series (You Can Die Trying, 1993) introduces the Loudermilk family: Big Joe, a retired police officer; his wife, Dottie (who establishes their uniquely affectionate domestic ambience early on when she sighs, ``I could almost feel his loving hands closing around my throat''); and their (ugh) children, whom they sell their house and buy an Airstream trailer to get away from—only to find, while they're admiring the Grand Canyon, their sour-smelling son Bad Dog in residence, together with a corpse on their toilet. Read full book review >

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IT'S NOT A PRETTY SIGHT by Gar Anthony Haywood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1996

"Gunner (You Can Die Trying, 1993) knows everybody who's anybody, and even more people who aren't, and his tour of the battered-wives scene is the high point of this eventful but slackly told story."
After a three-year vacation while Haywood introduced the zany Loudermilk family (Bad News Travels Fast, 1995, etc.), his main man, L.A. shamus Aaron Gunner, is back on the job. Read full book review >

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CEMETERY ROAD by Gar Anthony Haywood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Haywood, best known for his Aaron Gunner series (All the Lucky Ones are Dead, 2000, etc.), offers up rue, redemption and cataclysmic surprises with noir underpinnings."
Twenty-six years after their search for revenge led to a criminal catastrophe that drove them apart, a corpse reunites a trio. Read full book review >

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ASSUME NOTHING by Gar Anthony Haywood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"An efficient noir actioner that's also a sharp study of a hero who 'wasn't an evil man, just an astoundingly unfortunate one.'"
A volatile man gets pushed to the wall once too often. Read full book review >

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HAN KANG
by Megan Labrise

Han Kang’s fierce, fresh fiction has the book world abuzz: The Vegetarian, her first novel to be translated from Korean to English, won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. It is one of “The 10 Best Books of 2016,” according to the New York Times Book Review.It is ripe with searing imagery that won’t soon leave you. So ...


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LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE DADS
by Julie Danielson

In 2009, award-winning author and poet Hope Anita Smith wrote and illustrated Mother Poems, a set of original poems about the loss of one pre-teen girl’s mother and her metamorphosis into a “motherless shell.” It was a book the Kirkus review called “undeniably visceral,” this personal set of poems from Smith.

Now, with Father’s Day just around the ...


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