Search Results: "James Sullivan"


BOOK REVIEW

MURDER &  SULLIVAN by Sara Hoskinson Frommer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 18, 1997

"Ardent Gilbert and Sullivan followers will enjoy the Ruddigore replay, but puzzle fans will find little to admire here in the dull characters, repetitive details of investigation procedure, endless domestic trivia, and clumsy plotting."
Oliver, Indiana, is now home to widow Joan Spencer and her college student son Andrew (Buried in Quilts, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT SILKY SULLIVAN by Laurie Alberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 1995

"Originally, the most impressive stories here—some of which first appeared in American Fiction and Nimrod—read like small novels, by turns lyrical and gritty."
A debut collection of six stories from Alberts (the novel Tempting Fate, 1987)—a writer especially good at weaving together, in a few pages, a saatisfying tapestry of voice, character, situation, and detail. Read full book review >

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GILBERT AND SULLIVAN by Michael Ffinch
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Not without its uses, but a more balanced account would help the beginning listener enjoy these works as comic operas, not just as comic texts. (Photographs)"
Introductory guide to the life and works of the famous British duo, by poet/biographer Ffinch (G.K. Chesterton, 1987). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

In the My Name Is America series, Durbin (Wintering, 1999, etc.) offers the story of Sean Sullivan, whose first day in Omaha, Nebraska, brings him face to face with a victim of an Indian attack; the man survived, but carries his bloody scalp in a bucket. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 17, 2012

"With its soap-operatic storyline, Friday Night Lights transcended geography, but this less linear, more episodic book likely won't resonate far beyond New England."
Friday Night Lights, Northeast division. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF THE SULLIVAN SISTERS by Natalie Standiford
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Further, the conclusion seems rushed, and there are some loose ends that remain, but readers may not be bothered—there is still plenty in this light read to enjoy. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A wealthy family is desperate to be reinstated in the good graces of its matriarch in this often funny but uneven family drama. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 8, 2010

"Sullivan isn't able to fully penetrate Carlin's inner life, resulting in a fairly standard showbiz praise narrative. Still, this is an apt, detailed memorial to a groundbreaking performer."
Straightforward biography of George Carlin (1937-2008), who survived countercultural excess to become a seminal American stand-up comedian. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2008

"Sullivan may not capture the fiery soul of the best James Brown performance, but he shines a light on an important instance of music affecting real change."
A music journalist looks at one of the soul legend's key performances—as well as his overall legacy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"An entertaining and informative history of an unlikely subject."
The San Francisco Chronicle's pop culture critic engagingly charts the rise of blue jeans from humble laborers' togs to haute couture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Cultures clash, but love conquers, with some fascinating twists and plenty of intimate details."
A recounting of the author's courtship of his wife-to-be in the ancient Vietnamese city of Hue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES JOYCE by Alfonso Zapico
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A solid account of the development of a writer not easy to encapsulate."
A graphic biography of the literary master. Read full book review >