Search Results: "Joe Mauck"


BOOK REVIEW

JOE by Larry Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"It's lean, mean, and original."
With this, his fourth book in as many years, Brown delivers on the huge promise of his first, the tough-as-nails collection of stories, Facing the Music. Read full book review >

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CLAW by Ken Eulo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1994

"Despite inconsistencies and an inconclusive climax, this humane thriller is both touching and exciting, thanks to snappy dialogue and heart-stopping action."
This tale of a tiger on the loose takes a slash at modern society's coldness toward the animal kingdom. Read full book review >

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JOE by Ron Padgett
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Written with profound admiration and affection, but the author should have hit Delete more frequently. (38 b&w and color photos and illustrations)"
A fond chronicle of the nearly 40-year friendship between poet Padgett (Great Balls of Fire, not reviewed) and artist Brainard, who died of AIDS-related pneumonia in 1994. Read full book review >

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JOE JOE by Mary Serfozo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

``Bang''; ``bong''; ``hop''; ``stop'': each word appears twice, in large type and also creatively integrated into a sequence of illustrations depicting a small boy exploring his yard and neighborhood, making noise by dragging a stick along a picket fence and by banging on garbage pails, then considering a stop sign, splashing and squishing through puddles, and finally bringing his muddy footprints home—where Mom greets his dawning awareness of the tracks he's just made with rueful indulgence. Read full book review >

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TIPTOE JOE by Ginger Foglesong Gibson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"This beguiling, cumulative woodland tale will make a great addition to bedtime routines. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Tiptoe fast, // tiptoe slow. / Say hello to Tiptoe Joe." Read full book review >

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JOE DIMAGGIO by Jerome Charyn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2011

"Though sometimes over the top as he reimagines DiMaggio—'[Yankee] Stadium's suffering Christ'—Charyn supplies an intriguing, plausible take on this notoriously opaque hero."
A novelist's sympathetic meditation on the life of the legendary New York Yankee. Read full book review >

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SILENT JOE by T. Jefferson Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 25, 2001

"His story could have been pared down without harm, but, still, this is another highly professional score from a savvy veteran (Red Light, 2000, etc.)."
"The Acid Baby," the media dub him when his sociopathic father douses him with battery acid, ravaging half his face. Read full book review >

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JOE VICTIM by Paul Cleave
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A little Hannibal Lector. A little Richard von Krafft-Ebing. A lot of gore."
In his latest noir thriller, Cleave (Cemetery Lake, 2013, etc.) again stumbles into the evil environs of contemporary Christchurch, New Zealand. Read full book review >

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FATHER JOE by Tony Hendra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 25, 2004

"Heartfelt tribute to a kind and wise teacher, though the author seems to have kept the best words of wisdom for himself."
The Anglo-American humorist tells of visits to a wise and understanding spiritual guide. Instead of Morrie on Tuesdays, make it a Catholic ecclesiastic in an English monastery—and tick up the prose a notch. Read full book review >

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HEY, JOE by Ben Neihart
Released: April 1, 1996

"The hip patois and up-to-the-minute dance track pulsing in the background can't disguise the clichÇs of young love, nor explain the absurd counterplot."
Two very different narratives crash (and burn) in this breezy first novel set in New Orleans over a single day: A spunky gay teen comes of age and almost collides with the characters in a strange courtroom drama. Read full book review >

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MAGNIFICENT JOE by James Wheatley
Released: April 9, 2013

"A grim and gritty novel, with a slight ray of hope at the end."
Joe's the only magnificent one in this novel about working-class life in northern England, for his simple-mindedness protects him from the despair and hopelessness of his friends. Read full book review >

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JOE RAT by Mark Barratt
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A chilling mystery that will haunt readers long after the final page. (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
Joe, orphaned and unschooled, doesn't know his own age or surname. Read full book review >