Search Results: "Howie Carr"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 2006

"A classic, seamy portrait of widespread moral turpitude, conveyed with crackling Boston-Irish sarcasm."
Boston Herald reporter Carr tracks a pair of Beantown siblings along a twisted trail of extortion, graft, murder and other crimes that overran even the FBI. Read full book review >

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HARD KNOCKS by Howie Carr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Best for political junkies. Otherwise, wait for his next."
From Carr, Boston Herald columnist, talk-show host and author of true crime books (The Brothers Bulger, 2006, etc.), a first novel in which all politics are local. And dirty. Read full book review >

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NO DOGS ALLOWED by Howie Schneider
ANIMALS
Released: June 14, 1995

"Rollicking illustrations will make children giggle, while the plot will keep them in suspense over whether Mercer's secret will be spilled, right up to the frantic happy ending. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A funny vacation tale, perfect for summertime story hours, from the creator of that other traveling dog, Amos: The Story of an Old Dog and His Couch (1987, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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WILKY THE WHITE HOUSE COCKROACH by Howie Schneider
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The illustrations are typical Schneider, though less energetic than Chewy Louie (2000), but this might be a fun diversion for a middle-grade civics unit. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Wilky lives with his large family in Oscar's Pizza Palace in Washington, D.C., but he longs for adventures like those of his ill-fated Uncle Julius (now a stain on the wall). Read full book review >

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Diary of a Love Affair by Catherine Howie
Released: Sept. 30, 2005

"A realistic tale of one woman's desire to please the man she loves may alternately surprise and frustrate, but it invites discussion."
In Howie's memorable debut novel, a woman tries to seduce a reluctant prospect. Read full book review >

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SNOW by Betsy Howie
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A highly unusual—and irritatingly strange—debut."
What begins as a sharp, clever debut comedy veers bewilderingly (and disappointingly) toward the surreal. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Good-humored bottom-line account of the changes wrought when a successful and independent woman becomes a mother."
With the recent spate of books by primiparas on the joys and conflicts of motherhood, a new one needs a gimmick and this one has it: a brittle, comic, and sporadically insightful month-by-month record of how much baby is costing. Read full book review >

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AMOS CAMPS OUT by Susan Seligson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A silly premise, but the resulting adventures continue to be engaging—especially as elaborated in Schneider's cartoon-style art, where Amos's relaxed, totally guileless interest in his own comfort has its own charm. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
The lazy old red dog who never leaves his couch but has learned to make it ``VAROOM'' wherever he wants to go (most recently in Amos Ahoy!, 1990) is off on another ludicrous expedition with the accommodating Mr. and Mrs. Bobson. Read full book review >

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HOAXED! by YES! Magazine
by YES! Magazine, illustrated by Howie Woo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A short glossary and index complete the appealing package. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Piltdown man, Richard Meinertzhagen the light-fingered bird collector, "Stone Age" Tasaday in the Philippines, crop circles in England, cold fusion energy and UFOs in Roswell, N.M., are the fakes and mistakes described in this lively introduction to fraud in science. Read full book review >

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THE BLOCK MESS MONSTER by Betsy Howie
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"The little girl's priceless quips will have both parents and children in stitches, and the solution just might work with other children who are loath to clean up. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Calpurnia narrates her tale of woe in this debut, chronicling her battle against the Block Mess Monster. Read full book review >

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Preying Hands by Richard Medugno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"A sometimes stilted, sometimes psychologically incisive dramatization of Catholic sex-abuse scandals."
A pedophile priest who targets deaf boys leaves a legacy of blighted lives and lost faith in this heavy-handed play. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO WAHOO by Dennis Carr
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"A humorous, but at times intense, text held together by a strong, intelligent and eventually charming heroine. (Fiction. YA)"
The Carrs convincingly create Victoria Julianne Van Wyck, a haughty heiress that readers will at first love to hate. Read full book review >