Search Results: "Joseph McBride"


BOOK REVIEW

JOSEPH by Shelia P. Moses
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"Moses's heart-wrenching story of a young man's struggle to cut ties with his mother and a dead-end life will leave readers profoundly moved. (Fiction. 12-16)"
It is hard to imagine a more irresponsible, indifferent, negligent mother than the one 15-year-old Joseph Flood has endured. Read full book review >

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The Broken Places by Joseph McBride
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"A very good memoir, and with the right cast, its movie version would be even better."
A memoir that recalls a gifted but troubled youth's first love in the brutal setting of a psychiatric ward. Read full book review >

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SEARCHING FOR JOHN FORD by Joseph McBride
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Skip over the minutiae for a wonderful account of one of Hollywood's greatest artists. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A fine but overlong biography of the brilliant, cantankerous director who fashioned such movie classics as The Grapes of Wrath, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Quiet Man, and The Searchers. Read full book review >

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STEVEN SPIELBERG by Joseph McBride
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Film history at its best: rich in information, often dazzling in perception. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A penetrating, incisive biography of the young but already legendary filmmaker. Read full book review >

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FRANK CAPRA by Joseph McBride
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Superb in every way. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Huge, richly researched, absorbing revisionist biography of the filmmaker renowned for standing up for ``the little man''; by the author of studies of Orson Welles, Howard Hawks, John Ford, and others. Read full book review >

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THE REMARKABLE FARKLE MCBRIDE by John Lithgow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Encore! (Picture book. 4-8)"
A welcome debut from an accomplished actor, the remarkable Lithgow. Read full book review >

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WHAT HAPPENED TO CASS MCBRIDE? by Gail Giles
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A damn scary read. (Fiction. YA)"
In this harrowing, brutal mystery, college student Kyle Kirby believes a snarky rejection letter written by popular Cass McBride may have driven his younger, love-thirsty nerd of a brother to hang himself. Read full book review >

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COUSIN JOSEPH by Jules Feiffer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Expertly off-kilter."
In this prequel to his graphic novel, Kill My Mother (2014), Feiffer delivers another noir fever dream, sending America right to the top of the flagpole with a hard-boiled, lyrical punch of immigrant stories, labor relations, and the almighty dollar. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH FIPPS by Nadine Robert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2014

"A stormy clash between parent and child ends with sunshine and bird song. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A 5-year-old "all filled up with feelings" dreams of wings and walruses in this ruminative import. Read full book review >

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THE SEDUCTION OF ELLIOT MCBRIDE by Jennifer Ashley
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"Ashley integrates high-stakes romance, scorching sensuality and moments of taut suspense into a powerful, compelling story that is both breathtaking and sweet."
When Juliana St. John is stranded at the altar, her first love, Elliot McBride, steps in to save the day; little does she know Elliot has high hopes that Juliana can save him. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH SMITH by Richard Lyman Bushman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2005

"More complete but less evenhanded than Robert Remini's Joseph Smith (2002); some readers may find parts of Bushman's narrative to be overly credulous."
Orthodox life of the decidedly unorthodox Joseph Smith, founder and prophet of Mormonism. Read full book review >