Search Results: "Jim Meehan"


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MR. BOSTON OFFICIAL MOBILE BARTENDER'S GUIDE by Anthony Giglio
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 6, 2010

"A solid, slightly stodgy workhorse of an app."
Everything you want to know about mixology in the palm of your hand. Read full book review >

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STORMY WEATHER by Michael Meehan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Another unusual and original novel from Down Under."
This lively and increasingly engrossing second novel from the Australian author of The Salt of Broken Tears (2001) reinvents Shakespeare's The Tempest as the story of a traveling vaudeville troupe's impact on a remote northwestern backwater. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2011

"Family Circus meets The Simpsons."
Frolicking adventures of an award-winning mommy blogger whose humorous kid story sold a baseball on eBay for $1,125.00 and launched her Internet career. Read full book review >

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HANNAH’S WINTER by Kierin Meehan
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"A fine fantasy debut (first published in Australia in 2001). (author's note) (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Twelve-year-old Australian Hannah has been sent to spend the winter with Japanese family friends in Kanazawa so she can improve her ability to speak the language. Read full book review >

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Lifethreat by B.J. Meehan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2016

"A skillfully rendered but overly ambitious medical thriller."
A mysterious disease is gradually sterilizing men, and a federal health worker struggles to find out why in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE SALT OF BROKEN TEARS by Michael Meehan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A bold, stylized debut that doesn't always work, yet is mainly compelling."
A first novel from Australian author Meehan, whose young protagonist, like a Cormac McCarthy boy, is compelled by enormous emotional confusion to undertake a perilous journey that pits him against nature for survival. Read full book review >

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JIM SHEPARD
by Vincent Scarpa

“I’m trying to put less food on my kids’ tables,” Jim Shepard jokes. This, in reference to the years he spent researching the Minoan eruption of Thera—a catastrophic volcanic event in mid-second millennium B.C.E.—with the intent to write something fairly substantial about it and ending up instead with “Cretan Love Song,” a story that, at ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 1992

"While their prose style can most charitably be described as serviceable journalese, the authors offer a damning, dirt-dishing bill of particulars on a corporate chieftain arguably not up to the task of running his own show. (Eight pages of photos—not seen.)"
An unsparing and gossipy audit of James D. Robinson III's bumbling stewardship at American Express. Read full book review >

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CRINKLEROOT'S GUIDE TO GIVING BACK TO NATURE by Jim Arnosky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"Renewed public interest in a 'green' world makes this a timely and welcome return for Crinkleroot. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Forest-dweller Crinkleroot reappears to lead 21st-century readers outdoors, urging them to appreciate and give back to nature. Read full book review >

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TURTLE IN THE SEA by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Arnosky's gentle combination of lesson and beautiful artwork will serve to capture the nature-lover in every child. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another nature lesson and environmental message from a specialist in translating the wonders of the natural world into terms children can understand. Read full book review >

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GRANDFATHER BUFFALO by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"While the attachment between Grandfather Buffalo and the newborn calf may be zoologically suspect, this is unlikely to bother young readers, who will instead find the intergenerational bond pleasingly recognizable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An old buffalo finds himself slowing down, but he still maintains a place within the herd in this gentle nature story. Read full book review >