Search Results: "Glenda Armand"


BOOK REVIEW

LOVE TWELVE MILES LONG by Glenda Armand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"Share this with young readers as a series of homilies on dreams and a family love strong enough to overcome any adversity. (afterword) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Frederick Douglass' mother imparts 12 lessons, one for each mile she walks on her clandestine nighttime visits to him. Read full book review >

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IRA'S SHAKESPEARE DREAM by Glenda Armand
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2015

"Shakespeare, racial discrimination, and strong doses of inspiration and determination—all in one notable life. (photograph, afterword, quotation sources, books, and websites) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
In the 1800s, an African-American boy dreamed of performing on stage and found success in Europe. Read full book review >

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THE VAMPIRE ARMAND by Anne Rice
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 1998

"Rice at her ripest, with research easily absorbed by the voluptuous text, though she fawns over her weaker, or more sentimental, moments."
Here continue the stories of Armand, first met in Interview with the Vampire (1976), and Marius, encountered in the ancient Rome of Pandora and still alive in New Orleans, where he tends the comatose body of top vampire Lestat, who's returned from Heaven and Hell with Veronica's Veil (Memnoch the Devil, 1995). Read full book review >

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DIEGO AND THE RANGERS OF THE VASTLANTIC by Armand Baltazar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2017

"Expert illustration and imaginative worldbuilding with unfortunate stereotyping. (Steampunk. 8-12)"
The great Time Collision ripped apart time and space and remade it: dinosaurs in the distance, spaceships in the skies, robots, and humans of all eras now inhabit this remixed world. Read full book review >

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Bank of The Dragon: The Tale of a Chinatown Banker by Armand Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An engaging black comedy set in the greedy mid-1990s."
In this darkly comic debut novel, an incompetent law-school graduate gets in over his head as counsel to a bank in Houston's Chinatown. Read full book review >

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THE TABLETS by Armand Schwerner
Released: July 1, 1999

"For an audience, by and large, that's already predisposed."
paper 0-943373-56-5 The seriocomic masterwork of the late experimental poet and performer, now published here for the first time in complete form. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 1991

"A great get-well giftto yourself or anyone who needs a dreamlift."
The fabulous friends of film producer Deutsch, who clearly has lived a dream life. Read full book review >

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HEARTACHE AND OTHER NATURAL SHOCKS by Glenda Leznoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Steeped in the history of the Quebecois separatist movement and 1970s fashion and pop culture, this isn't groundbreaking stuff, but it is a refreshing break from contemporary teen fiction. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
She said, she said, with a dose of Shakespearean intrigue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOTTEST NIGHT OF THE CENTURY by Glenda Adams
Released: May 25, 1989

Short story collection, released simultaneously with Adams' novel (see above): a dozen rather slight stories, some experimental in structure, few more than ten pages in length. Read full book review >

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WHERE WOLVES DREAM by Armand Nassery
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A mesmerizing, epic novel."
The debut novel of Iraqi-American author and filmmaker Nassery tells the saga of the troubled past of a man and his country, encompassing half a century and, in the tradition of Homer, merging stories from different perspectives. Read full book review >

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SELECTED SHORTER POEMS by Armand Schwerner
Released: July 1, 1999

"One gets the impression in the poems here—as opposed to those in The Tablets—of an ego that is conformed to its subject (rather than the other way around) with results fertile enough in their conceits to merit our interest."
A good introduction to the work of the late American poet whose experiments with form and tone have won him a reputation as one of the last of the old avant-garde. Read full book review >