Search Results: "John U. Bacon"


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FOURTH AND LONG by John U. Bacon
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A fan's notes rather than a critic's analysis."
A true believer in the traditions (even sanctity) of the college game gnashes his teeth about the corrosive, corrupting influence of money. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A must-read for Michigan fans and behind-the-curtain peekers."
An insider look at the controversial tenure of Rich Rodriguez at one of college football's most storied programs. Read full book review >

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PLAYING HURT by John  Saunders
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 10, 2017

"A story that merits both sympathy and attention."
The late ESPN host and commentator recounts years of struggle with mental illness. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW QUEEN by Lee  Bacon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Lightweight, fluffy fun—especially good for kids just embarking on reading fantasy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Kara and Prince Fred's mission to rescue Kara's father turns into saving all of Heldstone. Read full book review >

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SNOW IN WINTER by Margaret Bacon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 1996

"A quiet tale, with considerable muttering about physical and political change, but with pleasant people who generate a mild interest."
A gently hortatory tale set in England's Yorkshire and various suburbs from the '40s to the '70s, dealing with the progress of two cousins, one domestic and home-loving, the other an energetic career woman. Read full book review >

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LOST GEOGRAPHY by Charlotte Bacon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"A resonant, impressive debut."
A lyrical first novel from Bacon (A Private State: stories, not reviewed) exploring the cycle of loss and renewal as it works itself out in the lives of four generations of women. Read full book review >

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THE BATTLE FOR URTH by Lee  Bacon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A humorous diversion. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The real world collides with a magical one, accessible through a hidden door in a cheesy fantasy-themed restaurant. Read full book review >

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THERE IS ROOM FOR YOU by Charlotte Bacon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Lovely descriptions of India in a presentation that, still, may puzzle as much as reward."
Bacon's second novel (following Lost Geography, 2000), set in the early '90s, meanders along to India with a recently separated New Yorker who delves with strenuous purpose into the history of her English-Indian mother's upbringing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"An important contribution to the current immigration debate."
Compelling examination of Mexican immigration to the United States, both legal and illegal. Read full book review >

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THE TWISTED THREAD  by Charlotte Bacon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 2011

"A long-winded tome whose creator (Split Estate, 2008, etc.) excels only in proving that uninteresting characters make uninteresting reading."
Murder is added to the curriculum at a posh boarding school. Read full book review >

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LIFE BEFORE by Michele Bacon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2017

"A great concept obliterated by a lack of focus. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A teenage runaway makes the best of a bad situation. Read full book review >