Search Results: "Gary Provost"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 7, 1994

"An instructive and engaging take on a roadside attraction with considerable socioeconomic significance."
A journalist's lively appraisal of how savvy businessmen have made Las Vegas a favored destination of recreation-minded families and conventioneers while retaining its status as the Global Village's gaming capital. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 5, 1991

"A heavy hit for true-crime readers."
Blood-chilling case history by Provost (Without Mercy, 1989) of a murderous psycho accepted by his credulous wife and small community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOGART by Stephen Humphrey Bogart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 1995

"A memoir clearly written to exorcise some personal ghosts. (First printing of 125,000; author tour)"
Bogart was only eight when his famous father died; now that he's a grown-up, a published author (Play It Again, 1995), and a TV producer, he is ready to confront the legend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The book is unflinching in its accounts of the deaths and injuries of so many of the Irish Americans defending this country; their legacy, which will be unfamiliar to most readers, receives an intelligent and thorough treatment. (b&w photos, maps, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Beller (To Hold This Ground, 1995, not reviewed, etc.) returns again to the Civil War, focusing on the heroic exploits and origins of the Union army's 535-member Irish Brigade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN LITTLE SLEEPYHEADS by Elizabeth Provost
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Still-wakeful young listeners, if there are any, will be more than willing to take a repeat ride. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this inventive bedtime countdown, ten different insects—portrayed in sleepwear but with distinctive physical features, and even identified on the endpapers—drop off one by one around or inside a hollow tree: "Ten little sleepyheads / talking to their toys. / One falls asleep / in the middle of the noise." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARANORMAL by Gary Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"A dramatic tale—or the first part of one, anyway—heavily steeped in tribal lore. (Paranormal suspense. 11-13)"
The young Cherokee seer struck by lightning in Abnormal (2014) acquires more extrasensory powers after a near-death experience in this partial sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOTE by Gary Paulsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2013

"Still, especially for kids who have watched recent elections, Kevin's brand of campaigning is readily recognizable. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Kevin knows the buzzwords that will surely get him elected student-body president; it's unfortunate that he's running for the wrong reason. Read full book review >