Search Results: "Jack Fuller"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST OF JACKSON PAYNE by Jack Fuller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2000

"An optimistic, intricately layered rewrite of The Aspern Papers, with grimy jazz clubs standing in wonderfully for James's sinking Venice."
Chock-a-block with religious imagery, mystical epiphanies, rhapsodic lectures on music theory and splendid evocations of the tawdry-but-hip jazz milieu, this sixth novel from Fuller (News Values, 1996, etc.), a journalist who is now president of the Chicago Tribune Company, reconstructs the life of a brilliant but doomed black jazzman through the eyes and ears of his quixotic biographer. Read full book review >

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NEWS VALUES by Jack Fuller
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

A combination textbook and inspirational message to working and would-be journalists. Read full book review >

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SNOOPING OUT STORIES WITH JACK
by Julie Danielson

I’ve probably said this before right here at my Kirkus blog, so I apologize for any redundancy, but it is a spectacular thing to hear award-winning author Jack Gantos give a presentation. Anywhere. I always want to stand up when he’s done, and (complete with lots of fist pumps) yell, “Now, that is why I chose to work in the ...


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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE ELECTRIC by Rex Fuller
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"An engaging novel, which successfully merges a drama and a thriller into a period piece."
A young boy's discovery of bones on his family's Oklahoma farm throws his life into a tailspin in Fuller's (Decency, 2012) post-World War II novel. Read full book review >

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OUR ENDLESS NUMBERED DAYS by Claire Fuller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Fuller's compelling coming-of-age story, narrated from the perspective of Peggy's return to civilization, is delivered in translucent prose. Although attuned readers will likely have foreseen the final revelations, this is memorable first work from a talent to watch."
What do you do if you're 8 and your father tells you the rest of the world has been annihilated and home is now a hut in the middle of nowhere? That's the situation in a British novelist's intriguing debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

80's Baby by Derrick Fuller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"An idiosyncratic but compelling coming-of-age memoir."
Fuller recounts the violent and harrowing incidents of his youth in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A CRITIC by Dean Fuller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 11, 1996

"Delap's murder gets solved, too."
Moments after his late arrival for the premiere of Eurydice, theatrical critic Virgile de la Pagerie (``Delap'' to his enemies, who are legion) collapses and dies of cyanide poisoning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Despite its flaws, this work delivers a well-deserved tribute to a group that's been abused and overlooked; the volume should be useful for scholars and others seeking particular people, places, and themes for their research."
An academic traces the contributions of African-Americans to the United States and the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 26, 2001

"An illuminating, even thrillingly fresh perspective on the continent's much-discussed post-colonial problems."
Fuller's debut is a keen-eyed, sharp-voiced memoir of growing up white in 1970s Africa. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK THAT CHANGED AMERICA by Randall Fuller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A fresh, invigorating history of philosophical and political struggles."
A vibrant history of the reception of Charles Darwin's ideas by American minds and spirits. Read full book review >

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QUIET UNTIL THE THAW by Alexandra Fuller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"A tender, wry homage to Native American wisdom and lore."
A lyrical tale of life on the Rez. Read full book review >