Search Results: "Joseph McBride"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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A MILLION TIMES GOODNIGHT by Kristina McBride
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 5, 2016

"Clever, taut storytelling helps to overcome bland characterization. (Thriller. 13-17)"
Hadley spends the night of her life facing two different but equally dangerous paths. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE AND LIGHTNING by Susan McBride
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"McBride's modern romance is enhanced by the charm of the supernatural—who doesn't love a hottie whose passion brings lightning—but that doesn't prevent the predictability of the plotting."
Magic, and four decades of unrequited love, form the plot of McBride's latest pajama-party read. Read full book review >

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Betrayal by Blood and Demons by Ian McBride
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"An admirable but too-squeaky-clean protagonist in a story that capably manages its contentious subject matter."
In first-time novelist McBride's dramatic thriller, a successful businessman is shocked when his troubled teenage son accuses him of molestation. Read full book review >

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VERY BAD THINGS by Susan McBride
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"While the pages may fly, the shortcomings are abundant in this overly ambitious offering. (Mystery. 13-16)"
At an exclusive, picture-perfect prep school, a grisly discovery leads to more sinister—and deadly—revelations. Read full book review >

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PYROMANTIC by Lish McBride
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 21, 2017

"Gruesome, snarky high jinks, with just the right amount of feels. (Fantasy. 14-17)"
Giant snails, terrified kelpies, and supernatural knitting: this is life for the teenagers running supernatural law enforcement in small-town Maine. Read full book review >

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MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA by James McBride
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2002

"McBride's heart is on his sleeve, but these days it looks just right."
Four Americans from the 92nd Buffalo Division and a Tuscan village endure the worst of the war in a brutal and moving first novel from McBride (a bestselling memoir: The Color of Water, 1996). Read full book review >

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FIVE-CARAT SOUL by James McBride
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"McBride emerges here as a master of what some might call 'wisdom fiction,' common to both The Twilight Zone and Bernard Malamud, offering instruction and moral edification to his readers without providing an Aesop-like moral."
A versatile, illustrious author brings out his first short-fiction buffet for sampling, and the results are provocatively varied in taste and texture; sometimes piquant, other times zesty. Read full book review >