Search Results: "Geoffrey Norman"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2000

"As such, this appealing biography will certainly meet and exceed the expectations of a burgeoning new audience for the artist's life and work. (Biography. 8-11)"
A handsome, well-designed book and a terrific, engaging read, this is an openly affectionate portrait of Rockwell as both the man and the artist. Read full book review >

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SERIOUSLY, NORMAN! by Chris Raschka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Appealingly quirky and adventurous; a celebration of the power of self-directed learning and thinking outside the box. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A gently satirical and ultimately liberating look at modern education. Read full book review >

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BLUE CHIPPER by Geoffrey Norman
Released: Oct. 20, 1992

"Hunt, who probably has pictures of Travis McGee on his dresser, finds pretty much what you'd expect—crooked cops, rotten recruiters, killer bikers, and some sweet-tasting quail and catfish—but the finding is a heartfelt pleasure: he feels fine and you will too."
Hours after Jackson Coleman is arrested for murder—a drug deal went sour, and no-good Jackson admits he pulled the trigger—his brother William, a high-school basketball phenom in the Florida panhandle, has a visitor offering to swap a plea bargain for Jackson for a letter of intent that William will play for the state university. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Not a book that invites a second reading, but any parent would be impressed by the Normans' achievements, and the understated pride with which Dad recounts them gives it power."
Novelist and sportswriter Norman (Deep End, 1994, etc.) chronicles the birth, travails, and pleasures of a father-daughter climbing partnership. Read full book review >

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OH DEAR, GEOFFREY! by Gemma O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Oh yes, Geoffrey! (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can a clumsy giraffe make friends? Read full book review >

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DEEP END by Geoffrey Norman
Released: March 23, 1994

"Another agreeable, lazily plotted John D. MacDonald knockoff from Norman (Sweetwater Ranch, Blue Chipper), who's welcome to keep spinning yarns like this for another hundred years."
Ex-SEAL Phil Garvey's not the kind of guy who'd get involved with drugs, so when his dive buddy—Florida panhandle investigator Morgan Hunt—sees that he's being hassled by Coast Guard searches, he doesn't waste any time getting his sometime employer, lawyer Nat Semmes, to identify disgruntled dive pupil Frank Loftin as the perjured informant. Read full book review >

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NORMAN, SPEAK! by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Norman's rocking rump and hula dance are quite the highlights—it's a language everyone can understand. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this picture-book debut, novelist Adderson (Jasper John Dooley: Not in Love, 2014, etc.) provides an affectionate look into the surprises of bringing home a new pet. Read full book review >

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NOT NORMAN by Kelly Bennett
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

In Bennett's story, a little boy (African-American) gets a goldfish as a present. Read full book review >

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NORMAN MAILER by J. Michael Lennon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Detailed and anecdotal without being gossipy (a yarn concerning a nicotine-addicted cat notwithstanding) and a must-read for students and admirers of Mailer's work."
Appropriately sprawling biography of the larger-than-life writer, brawler, provocateur and bon vivant. Read full book review >

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NORMAN ROCKWELL by Laura Claridge
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2001

"Claridge's biography is timely, accompanying a widespread critical reappraisal of Rockwell's work. Though there will still be those who sneer at him as a propagandist on canvas, her life makes a convincing case for Rockwell as genius and original."
A brilliant biography that affords considerable insight into the complicated, worried mind of the masterly illustrator. Read full book review >

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NORMAN AND BRENDA by Colin Thompson
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"This deeply affecting story makes clear just how elusive happiness can be, and how wonderful it is when you finally find it. (Picture book. YA, adult)"
Norman and Brenda toddle separately toward middle age desperately lonely, believing they will never find a companion. Read full book review >