Search Results: "Howard Owen"


BOOK REVIEW

OWEN by Kevin Henkes
by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A delectably amusing look at a true first love. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Owen loves his blanket "with all his heart.'' "Fuzzy'' goes where he goes and likes what he likes—"grape juice, chocolate milk...'' Leaning over the back fence, nosy Mrs. Tweezers "fills his parents in'' on various cures for Owen's affection—the "Blanket Fairy'' (Fuzzy survives safely inside Owen's pajama pants); the "vinegar trick'' (Owen finds a new favorite corner to cuddle). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Their story is recapitulated in this volume, so even if they don't own the first, eager young readers can catch right up and be mesmerized, mystified and charmed. (natural history, maps, notes) (Picture book. 5-10)"
In 2005, this father-daughter team, with the ecologist and the photographer, chronicled the irresistible story of the baby hippopotamus, orphaned by the December 2004 tsunami, which imprinted on the more-than-a-century-old Aldabra tortoise in a nature preserve in Kenya. Read full book review >

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VIRGIL & OWEN by Paulette Bogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A story so simple it appears to only skim the surface, but it just might be what territorial toddlers need to hear. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bow tie-resplendent penguin finds a fluffy polar bear and declares he is going to keep him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOWARD HAWKS by Todd McCarthy
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"It portrays in wide-screen format a life until now presented only in sketches. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
A pleasingly thorough, if not critically groundbreaking, retrospective of the works and life of Hollywood's most versatile (and, to some cineasts, best) director. Read full book review >

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HOWARD ZINN by Martin Duberman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Recommended for readers already smitten with Zinn."
A star-struck biography of the prominent historian and activist. Read full book review >

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HOWARD HUGHES by Charles Higham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1993

"Undeniably a hypnotic portrait of a great American monster."
An outing of the billionaire closet bisexual by Higham, whose bios include lives of Cary Grant, Brando, Orson Welles, the Duchess of Windsor, and L.B. Mayer, among others. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"The definitive word on a loved, loathed, maddeningly complex broadcasting legend."
You could make a case that Howard Cosell (1918-1995) was the single most important sports broadcaster ever. You would be right. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S TRIANGLE by Howard Owen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2017

"Despite an overlong last act, Owen produces another grim, tightly woven, and resolutely professional piece of work with a memorably nightmarish payoff."
Richmond reporter Willie Black's sixth adventure kicks off when one of his favorite watering holes becomes the site of a truly epic brush with the law. Read full book review >

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OREGON HILL by Howard Owen
Released: July 1, 2012

"Willie Black deserves a sequel."
Owen's (The Reckoning, 2010, etc.) 10th novel, part mystery, part character study. Read full book review >

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THE RECKONING by Howard Owen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"A compelling tale of different eras and generations undercut by its undercooked mystery component."
Two mismatched college roommates from the late '60s reunite under very different circumstances in the days following 9/11, when dark forces threaten each of them and the 16-year-old son of one of the men. Read full book review >

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TURN SIGNAL by Howard Owen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A good premise animates what might have been a rather dull story into a witty, literary send-up along the lines of The King of Comedy."
A poison-pen letter to the publishing industry from Owen (The Rail, 2002, etc.), whose loser protagonist hits the big time once he stops playing by the rules. Read full book review >

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HARRY AND RUTH by Howard Owen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A complicated drama, told with compassion and humor."
Owens's strong fifth novel (after The Measured Man, 1996, etc.) depicts two elderly lovers tying up loose ends and saying good-bye. An interwoven narrative, meanwhile, reveals their lifelong connection. Read full book review >