Search Results: "Jimmy Buffett"


BOOK REVIEW

A SALTY PIECE OF LAND by Jimmy Buffett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 30, 2004

"As usual, a pleasant and legal buzz all the way through."
A Wyoming cowboy on the lam drifts into the good life of the Gulf Stream in the latest stream-of-semi-conscious opus from the Pied Piper of Parrotheads (A Pirate Looks at Fifty, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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A PIRATE LOOKS AT FIFTY by Jimmy Buffett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1998

"Both Parrotheads and those with a taste for the Caribbean find something for their palates here. (Author tour)"

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE IS JOE MERCHANT? by Jimmy Buffett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 1992

"The uninitiated may be baffled; his fans will be enchanted."
The relaxed and reigning king of beach music, who most recently told Tales From Margaritaville (1989), tries his hand at a relaxed and rambling novel. Read full book review >

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THE DUMBEST IDEA EVER! by Jimmy Gownley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Humble, endearing and utterly easy to relate to; don't miss this one. (author's note) (Graphic memoir. 10 & up)"
The charismatic creator of the Eisner-nominated Amelia Rules! series recounts his beginnings as a cartoonist. Read full book review >

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GOLDELINE by Jimmy Cajoleas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A folksy fairy tale bridging The Robber Bridegroom and Beasts of the Southern Wild. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A Bible-loving, magic-using orphan and her reluctant companion plunge into the deep dark woods in this Southern fantasy. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1977

"The Inaugural Address and 'highlights' of the Playboy interview are also included."
To open this collection of the new President's campaign speeches is to be assailed by the bothersome thought that such a volume is distinctly precipitate. Read full book review >

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PAPA SPY by Jimmy Burns
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Good and evil blur in this descent into the shadowy, slippery realm of wartime espionage."
Financial Times journalist Burns (Barça: A People's Passion, 2000, etc.) examines his father's career as a British Secret Service agent in Spain during World War II. Read full book review >

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THE CHURCH THAT FORGOT CHRIST by Jimmy Breslin
NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 2004

"The authorities will cry foul, but you can bet American Catholics will be reading and discussing Breslin's latest—and justly so."
A searing indictment of the faithful against a church that has failed their faith, with legendary New York newsman Breslin driving the nails into the cathedral door. Read full book review >

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I DON’T WANT TO GO TO JAIL by Jimmy Breslin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2001

"A meandering, wonderfully colorful hop-skip-and-a-grunt tour of the Little Italy that tourists wish they could visit, told in Breslin's distinctively snappy, side-of-the-mouth style."
New York's greatest newspaper columnist (Not Exactly What I Had in Mind, 1997, etc.) does another number on da Mob. (You got a problem with that?) Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS IN PLAINS by Jimmy Carter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Vintage Carter, with his always-welcome emphasis on family, place, and the way it really was. Perfect for gift-giving."
From the former president, seasonal reminiscences recalling Christmases past, with tempered nostalgia and beguiling frankness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"An inspirational example of unbiased humanitarianism."
The belief system of a lifelong Methodist minister is challenged by the sudden desertion of a gay parishioner. Read full book review >