Search Results: "Joe Flower"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 1991

"A captivating tale with intimations—in this rendition—of a happy ending. (Fifteen photographs—not seen.)"
Valiant Michael Eisner fights the mighty dragons of corporate takeovers, union demands, and executive complacency in this re- creation of the Disney rags-to-riches myth by a free-lance business journalist (Esquire, GQ, etc.)—this version livelier and more thoroughly researched than Ron Grover's The Disney Touch (p. 376). ``I like Michael Eisner,'' Flower admits in his introduction- -and this statement, in the face of Eisner's refusal to be interviewed (a refusal that many of his subordinates at Disney instantly echoed), offers a clue to the contradiction, which Flower finds fascinating, between personal charm and corporate ruthlessness in both the Disney Company and in Eisner himself. Read full book review >

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THE FINAL VOW by Amanda Flower
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2017

"Flower's third features less history, more romance, and a stronger mystery than its predecessors (The Final Tap, 2016, etc.)."
Only murder is worse than having to help plan your ex-husband's wedding—and it's not that much worse. Read full book review >

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ANDI UNEXPECTED by Amanda Flower
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A fun little detective story with some simple life lessons. (Mystery. 10-14)"
This series opener for middle-grade mystery fans introduces sixth-grade amateur detective Andi Boggs and her sidekick, next-door-neighbor Colin. Read full book review >

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MAID OF MURDER by Amanda Flower
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 2010

"The first bud in a new series that fans of Donna Andrews's lighthearted Meg Langslow mysteries will be eager to see bloom."
Some tales of murdered brides are pretty grim. Not this one. Read full book review >

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JOE HILL
by Gregory McNamee

Climate change is a strange business: it’s turning hot places cold and cold places hot, making desert areas green and turning grasslands into desert. And then there’s what’s going on in Boulder, Colorado, where downpours of sharp steel shards are slicing the locals to ribbons, gruesome deaths first announced, as the narrator of Joe Hill’s novella Rain tells us, by ...


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ASSAULTED CARAMEL by Amanda Flower
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Flower launches her new series by evoking the nightmare nuptials of The Final Vow (2017), throwing in a few Pennsylvania Dutch words to provide atmosphere in a cozy as light as the heroine's handmade mousse."
Murder in a candy store upends an Amish community. Read full book review >

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THE FINAL REVEILLE by Amanda Flower
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2015

"In kicking off her Living History Museum series, Flower (Maid of Murder, 2010, etc.) combines a plethora of suspects, a soupçon of history, and a dash of romance."
A living history museum teeters on the brink of extinction. Read full book review >

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THE FINAL TAP by Amanda Flower
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2016

"Kelsey's second appearance reviews the past and present of maple sugar, adds some romantic complications, and tosses in perhaps too many suspects for a truly cohesive story."
Who knew maple sugar could provide a motive for murder? Read full book review >

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MODERN MYTHOLOGY WITH JOE TODD-STANTON
by Julie Danielson

Debut author-illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton, who lives in the UK, brings readers the first in a new series called Brownstone’s Mythical Collection. Arthur and the Golden Rope—complete with a daring young protagonist; a monstrous, hand-chomping wolf; and “artefacts of great power and rarity”—is based on Norse mythology. This first volume of the series opens with a Professor Brownstone, welcoming readers ...


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CITY NOISE by Karla Kuskin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"An exuberant poem that captures the hubbub of urban life. (Poetry/Picture book. 3-6)"
A young girl holds a tin can to her ear and hears an ocean of city sounds: ``Squalling/Calling/Crashing/Rushing/...Cars and garbage/Reds and greens/Girls and women/Men/Machines....'' Kuskin (Patchwork Island, p. 847, etc.) describes the city as a vibrant, chaotic place, but she adds occasional touches of humanity. Read full book review >

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YUMMY! by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Together, the poetry and illustrations fit tightly, like a sandwich cookie—meant for each other and yummy to the core! (Picture book. 4-6)"
A whimsical kaleidoscope of watercolor and gouache illustrations whets the appetite of voracious children eating their way through breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, and dessert in 16 delectable, poetic menu choices. Read full book review >