Search Results: "Hank Umemoto"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2013

"Though touching on the unique Japanese-American experience, this is ultimately an inoffensive, pedestrian trek."
A Nisei's story of being confined in an internment camp during World War II and hardscrabble years afterward, interspersed with a diary of high-altitude hiking. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 6, 2004

"Low-key, modest pleasures."
Observant, compassionate collection of newspaper pieces exploring America's odd corners. Read full book review >

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OUT OF RANGE by Hank Steinberg
Released: June 4, 2013

"An above-average, if familiar international thriller, the first from the creator of TV's Without a Trace."
Six years after ace newspaper reporter Charlie Davis and his British wife, Julie, barely escaped a Tiananmen-like massacre in Uzbekistan, she is abducted near their Los Angeles home. His efforts to find her lead him back to the roiling former Soviet state, where he must also thwart a terrorist plot. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"A useful, readable collection of advice for young people on the verge of new careers."
Aguide to the working world for recent graduates. Read full book review >

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SONS OF THE DAWN by Hank Nuwer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2013

"Informed, unpretentious and attentive, this Western breathes life into little-known historical events"
Franklin College professor Nuwer (The Hazing Reader, 2004, etc.) breaks from scholarly publications with this debut Western novel set in the Basque region of Spain and the rugged terrain of Idaho. Read full book review >

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THE BIG MISS by Hank Haney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2012

"Woods has won big and lost bigger, and not just on the green, and he probably merits a more insightful book—though Haney does provide some good tips for would-be pros."
An insider's look at a champion's rise and fall. Read full book review >

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Murder in the Molten Sea by Hank Belloc
Released: April 22, 2013

"Misogyny detracts from an otherwise enjoyable mystery."
The true measurements of Solomon's molten sea, how to trick a ballistics expert and the murder of a prominent art dealer are just some of the puzzles testing Matt Matthias's mental prowess in Belloc's debut mystery. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Not as witty or breezy as the title would lead you to believe, but still a solid primer to today's Byzantine music industry."
If you don't like what you're seeing in your record store or hearing on your radio, don't blame the musicians—blame the suits. Read full book review >

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TINSEL by Hank Stuever
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2009

"A pleasant but uneven look at Christmas in suburbia."
Washington Post pop-culture writer Stuever (Off Ramp: Adventures and Heartache in the American Elsewhere, 2004) searches for the meaning of Christmas in the Texas heartland. Read full book review >

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100 REASONS SHAKE-SPEARE WAS THE EARL OF OXFORD by Hank Whittemore
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2016

"An engrossing and thoughtful literary examination."
A book offers an energetic defense of the Earl of Oxford theory regarding the authorship of the plays of William Shakespeare. Read full book review >