Search Results: "Ivan Brunetti"


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AESTHETICS by Ivan Brunetti
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 28, 2013

"Essential for fans but fascinating for those new to Brunetti's work as well."
A handsomely designed encapsulation of the artistic life of a unique American illustrator. Read full book review >

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AN ANTHOLOGY OF GRAPHIC FICTION, CARTOONS, AND TRUE STORIES by Ivan Brunetti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Broad in scope if somewhat narrow in emotional pitch, this stands to be, along with Houghton Mifflin's The Best American Comics 2006 (also October), a definitive text on American comic art for a good while."
An ambitious compendium of graphic narratives, designed to showcase both the varied styles and emotional depth of the field. Read full book review >

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WORDPLAY by Ivan Brunetti
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Praiseworthy! (Early reader. 6-8)"
Fun with compound words defines this early reader. Read full book review >

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AN ANTHOLOGY OF GRAPHIC FICTION, CARTOONS, AND TRUE STORIES by Ivan Brunetti
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The anthology suggests that, thankfully, this extended family isn't close to exhausting its creative potential."
Don't be fooled by the prosaic title or the whiff of pedagogy in the introduction; this is the world of comics—or at least the North American, English-speaking part of that world—at its liveliest. Read full book review >

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STUFF by Ivan Amato
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 1997

"It is a heady time for this new discipline, and Amato gives a good sense of its energy and potential. (illustrations, not seen)"
Materials science sees the world as fodder for new and better structural materials; here's an overview of this new discipline. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1995

"A quiet but searing portrait, as powerful as any of Kl°ma's pre-revolutionary novels, of a man and a society irreparably wounded by an oppressive past. (Author tour)"
Czech writer and former dissident Kl°ma (My Golden Trades, 1994, etc.) eloquently limns the troubling dilemma of a life set free too late. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"A well-researched warning that the US and the West must have the best technology and trained personnel to survive in a partially hostile and competitive world in which US air power is once again being tested."
A highly detailed report of the rapid development of jet aircraft, which became the heart of US global power just as Britain's sea power was in the 19th century and before. Read full book review >

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PRAIRIE NOCTURNE by Ivan Doig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Fine work from a quintessentially American writer."
Another atmospheric Montana drama from Doig (Mountain Times, 1999, etc.), this one taking a side trip to Manhattan during the Harlem Renaissance as it portrays three strong, self-willed protagonists grappling with racial prejudice and their own emotions. Read full book review >

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THE EXPLODED VIEW by Ivan Vladislavic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"Vladislavic's plain and understated style gives force to the longing and frustrated desires of his characters."
These four short stories set in South Africa focus on mildly unsuccessful people with modest ambitions who are continually thwarted either by chance or by their own inadequacies. Read full book review >

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WORK SONG by Ivan Doig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"More atmospheric, pleasingly old-fashioned storytelling from Doig (The Eleventh Man, 2008, etc.), whose ear for the way people spoke and thought in times gone by is as faultless as ever."
Returning to Montana in 1919, ten years after he pinch-hit as a rural schoolteacher in The Whistling Season (2006), Morris Morgan finds the city of Butte roiled by labor unrest. Read full book review >

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NO SAINTS OR ANGELS by Ivan Klíma
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Not quite as deep as it wants to be, but pensively sad in how sheltered it feels, like people crawling from a tomb."
Czech author Klíma (Lovers for a Day, 1999, etc.) returns with a tale about the emotionally lost in contemporary Prague: modern lives haunted by the history of Soviet incursion. Read full book review >