Search Results: "Howard G. Buffett"


BOOK REVIEW

40 CHANCES by Howard G. Buffett
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"An impressive example of how an individual's diligent work can truly affect the world."
Farmer and philanthropist Buffett (Threatened Kingdom: The Story of the Mountain Gorilla, 2005, etc.) examines how to improve the world's food supply and make it more secure. Read full book review >

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GIDEON'S CHILDREN by Howard G. Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"A thriller with a unique story idea and a well-captured historical mood but hampered by one-dimensional characters."
An idealistic young public defender and his colleagues decide to stop plea-bargaining in Franklin's (An Irish Experience, 2008, etc.) historical novel. Read full book review >

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WHERE IS JOE MERCHANT? by Jimmy Buffett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 1992

"The uninitiated may be baffled; his fans will be enchanted."
The relaxed and reigning king of beach music, who most recently told Tales From Margaritaville (1989), tries his hand at a relaxed and rambling novel. Read full book review >

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A SALTY PIECE OF LAND by Jimmy Buffett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 30, 2004

"As usual, a pleasant and legal buzz all the way through."
A Wyoming cowboy on the lam drifts into the good life of the Gulf Stream in the latest stream-of-semi-conscious opus from the Pied Piper of Parrotheads (A Pirate Looks at Fifty, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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A PIRATE LOOKS AT FIFTY by Jimmy Buffett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1998

"Both Parrotheads and those with a taste for the Caribbean find something for their palates here. (Author tour)"

BOOK REVIEW

DOCTORS AFIELD by Mary G. McCrea Curnen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"A diverting glimpse into some unusually creative minds. (40 b&w and 8 color illus.)"
A quirky, intriguing collection of portraits of an extraordinary group of physicians—21 men, 6 women—whose leisure time is spent immersed in creative pursuits. Read full book review >

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WHEN SANTA FELL TO EARTH by Cornelia Funke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The humor, plus some unusual character types, sets this apart from the general run of holiday tales. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Two children discover that Santa's not just one person when a brightly decorated wagon crashes down in their neighborhood shortly before Christmas. Read full book review >

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THE HUBBUB ABOVE by Arthur  Howard
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"The United Nations could use a Sydney—most households could, too. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A heavenly quiet on the 52nd floor, high above chaotic Manhattan, is shattered when the new upstairs neighbors turn out to be elephants. Read full book review >

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MY DREAM DOG by Arthur  Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Certainly an ode to dog lovers, the conclusion may leave readers perplexed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A boy wonders what his dog dreams about. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROOTLESS by Chris Howard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Readers willing to go with the flow can look forward to the sequel. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
In a blasted, post-apocalyptic future, only three life-forms remain: humans, omnivorous locusts and the bioengineered corn that has become the sole source of food and fuel to civilization's remnants. Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS! by Howard Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"Dinosaur and monster fans may be left wide-eyed, but they'll find more to chew over in Dougal Dixon's Amazing Dinosaurs (p. 128). (Web sites, chart of groups, index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Melodrama is the name of the game in this tall-format browsing item. Read full book review >

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SCOTCH ON THE ROCKS by Howard Browne
Released: Feb. 12, 1990

The Grapes of Wrath remade as farce: the sweetly shambling odyssey of a dispossessed Texas family and their truckload of Prohibition whiskey. Read full book review >