Search Results: "Garth Hallberg"


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BOON JUSTER by Garth Hallberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2014

"An urbane think-piece of a novel on alleged moon-landing—and baseball and business and marriage—lies, not to be mistaken for a sci-fi thriller."
Hallberg plants seeds of doubt about the Apollo moon landings in this social satire about a fallen adman's learning an astronaut hero, his deceasedbaseball teammate from high school, might have held a history-changing secret. Read full book review >

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CITY ON FIRE by Garth Risk Hallberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"The very-damn-good American novel."
Rough-edged mid-1970s New York provides the backdrop for an epic panorama of musicians, writers, and power brokers and the surprising ways they connect. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN’S TREASURE by Garth Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2001

"While the story is a bit forced, the images are vintage Williams, warm and fuzzy and just right. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In 1951, beloved illustrator Williams (Stuart Little, Bedtime for Frances, the Little House books) published a novel called The Adventures of Benjamin Pink. Read full book review >

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THE DEADLY 7 by Garth Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Muddled but fun, with a notably subversive premise. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
With help from seven loyal but decidedly iffy companions, 11-year-old Nelson sets out to rescue his kidnapped older sister. Read full book review >

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NEWT'S EMERALD by Garth Nix
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Slight but entertaining; even hobbled by cautious storytelling, it should satisfy genre fans. (Regency fantasy. 12-15)"
An author known for his imaginative worldbuilding tackles fantasy Regency romance. Read full book review >

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FROGKISSER! by Garth Nix
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Great fun with heart. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Princess Anya goes questing to fulfill a promise to her sister. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY CASH by Garth Campbell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2004

"An episode of 'Behind the Music' would tell you more about Johnny Cash than this lazy rehash."
Barely six months after the country singer's death, a superficial biography by music writer Campbell. Read full book review >

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WHAT BELONGS TO YOU by Garth Greenwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"A luminous, searing exploration of desire, alienation, and the powerful tattoo of the past."
The life of an American expat living in Bulgaria intersects repeatedly with that of a young gay hustler in this gorgeous debut novel from Greenwell. Read full book review >

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LIRAEL by Garth Nix
Released: April 30, 2001

"Readers who like their fantasy intense in action, magisterial in scope, and apocalyptic in consequences will revel in every word, especially the last three: 'To be continued.' (Fiction. YA)"
In a riveting sequel to his acclaimed Sabriel (not reviewed), Nix recreates his trademark mélange of horror and fantasy. Read full book review >

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Between the Mirrors and Other Poems by Garth Kellett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2015

"A new collection that's precarious, bright, and fragile by turns yet never dulls or cracks."
Reflective poetry that shows readers a bit of themselves. Read full book review >

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A SUDDEN LIGHT by Garth Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A repetitive, poorly conceived work of pulp fiction. Frankly, we're stumped."
This monotonous multigenerational tale of a family and its timber empire will have the reader sawing logs in no time. Read full book review >

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HOW EVAN BROKE HIS HEAD AND OTHER SECRETS by Garth Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"An unconvincing second outing (after Raven Stole the Moon, 1998)."
Here's what happens when an epileptic rock musician tries his hand at single parenting. Read full book review >