Search Results: "Joe Meno"


BOOK REVIEW

BLUEBIRDS USED TO CROON IN THE CHOIR by Joe Meno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Musical tales of love and loss with hardly a word wasted."
A jazzy collection of short stories and little moments from genre-hopping Meno (Hairstyles of the Damned, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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DEMONS IN THE SPRING by Joe Meno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Illustrations enhance the already vivid storytelling."
An inspired collection of 20 stories, brilliant in its command of tone and narrative perspective. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT PERHAPS by Joe Meno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Definitely out of the ordinary, and not the ideal book to digest in one sitting, but a mature step forward for this unsettling postmodernist."
Purposefully fragmented, often beguiling novel about a Chicago family's slow disintegration as its disgruntled members search in vain for the ethereal things they believe will set them free. Read full book review >

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MARVEL AND A WONDER by Joe Meno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A grandiose, atmospheric portrait of Middle America in all its damaged glory."
The mysterious gift of a snowy white quarter horse upends the rural existence of a family in Indiana. Read full book review >

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THE BOY DETECTIVE FAILS by Joe Meno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 2006

"A full-tilt collision of wish-fulfillment and unrequited desires that's thrilling, yet almost unbearably sad."
What happens when a Hardy Boy grows up? Read full book review >

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OFFICE GIRL by Joe Meno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2012

"A sweetheart of a novel, complete with a hazy ending."
Sometimes things just don't work out, no matter how hard we wish they would. But there's irony, so we have that going for us. Right? Read full book review >

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HOW THE HULA GIRL SINGS by Joe Meno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The evil eyes of small-town America seem to peer from every page of Meno's claustrophic noir, where the good and the bad are forced down the same violent paths."
An ex-con can't seem to catch a break in his old hometown. Read full book review >

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TENDER AS HELLFIRE by Joe Meno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 1999

"As a novel, though, it has the stilted, heavy feel of a wingless bird trying to fly."
A rambling and oddly good-natured debut describing a childhood spent on the wrong side of the tracks. Read full book review >

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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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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 >