Search Results: "Howard Sounes"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"A compelling examination of the effects of sudden fame on mentally fragile artists."
In his latest pop-cultural study, Sounes (Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney, 2011, etc.) offers a stern corrective to the adage that it's better to burn out than to fade away. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Despite its often fannish tone, a biography that listens to Bukowski's all-night barroom anecdotes and then checks the facts the morning after. (b&w photos and illustrations, not seen)"
A soberly investigated picaresque life of the barfly author of Notes of a Dirty Old Man. Read full book review >

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FAB by Howard Sounes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Despite covering well-trodden ground, the graceful prose and superb storytelling create a riveting narrative."
Solid addition to the ever-expanding library of books about the Beatle named Paul. 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 >

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WHEN I WAS FIVE by Arthur  Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"A quietly comic work. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Jeremy tells what his life was like when he was five. Read full book review >

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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 >

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ROSEBLOOD by A.G. Howard
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A rich, atmospheric story that readers will be hard-pressed to put down. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
The Phantom of the Opera is reborn in this supernatural tale of music, passions, and love. Read full book review >

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Released: May 13, 2012

"A well-written book of verses for the thoughtful Christian reader."
Webber offers spiritual verses about what he sees as man's destructive avarice and the hope that man can heal himself and the world through faith. Read full book review >

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GIDEON'S WAR by Howard Gordon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"An action-packed story that would have worked better as a graphic novel."
Jihadis. Oil rig. Typhoon. Connect the dots and you get this first novel from a TV writer and producer of the show 24. Read full book review >