Search Results: "Joe Meno"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2012

"Just like Times Square itself, the pages are filled to the brim. (sources) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
An unexpected history of a very famous intersection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SWING by Joe Cepeda
by Joe Cepeda, illustrated by Joe Cepeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Engaging fantasy with bright watercolor illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Josey finds a virtual treasure trove, in a very unusual way. Read full book review >