Search Results: "Josh Lieb"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Similar to Artemis Fowl but without the supernatural element, Lieb's creative and twisted first novel gets a positive vote. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Beneath 12-year-old Oliver Watson's bumbling persona lurks the mind of a supervillain—cold, devious and focused on winning a middle-school election. Read full book review >

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RATSCALIBUR by Josh Lieb
by Josh Lieb, illustrated by Tom Lintern
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A crowd-pleasing mix of quick action, true valor, clever wordplay, and gross bits. (Animal fantasy. 9-11)"
A young New York City newcomer becomes a rat and then a hero in this tale of knightly derring-do. Read full book review >

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YOU’LL BE SORRY by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2007

"Though even younger ones will reckon the unlikelihood of ever being in the same (so to speak) boat with Samantha, they may come away at least a little more convinced of the frequent connection between rash acts and unforeseen consequences. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Sandwiched between Schneider's stout denials that the episode is based on personal experiences is a puckish tale of impulsive sibling violence and remorse in a family of Kevin Henkes-like mice. Read full book review >

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UNPRECEDENTED by Josh  Blackman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"With his strong connections among the conservative and libertarian lawyers who mounted the constitutional challenge and his talent for translating arcane legal-speak, Blackman more than capably captures this dramatic constitutional showdown."
A young legal scholar delivers an impressive blow-by-blow account of the court battle to defeat the Affordable Care Act. Read full book review >

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ORSON WELLES'S LAST MOVIE by Josh Karp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2015

"Luckily, there's nothing unfinished in Karp's retelling. He follows every story, dollar and last legal battle in full detail. Whether the film sees a 2015 release on the anniversary of Welles' birth, as was speculated as of late last year, we at least have Karp to thank for the next best thing."
What became of The Other Side of the Wind, that crazy movie that took up the last 15 years of the life of Orson Welles (1915-1985)?Read full book review >

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PORN AGAIN: A MEMOIR by Josh Sabarra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Sabarra's multitiered chronicle is salacious and provocative yet also intimate on a whole different level."
The life and times of a randy Hollywood public relations guru. Read full book review >

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ZEKE MEEKS VS. THE PUTRID PUPPET PALS by D.L.  Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Zeke has a good chance at becoming a popular fad for new readers. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Readers who prefer an easier-to-read option to the Wimpy Kid series will find Zeke Meeks' comic responses to the tribulations of life as a third grader amusingly familiar. Read full book review >

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LIAM TAKES A STAND by Troy Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2017

"Hard work, thrift, and ingenuity add up to success not only in business, but social relations too. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Spurned by his hypercompetitive big brothers, little Liam trumps their business plan. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Well-stocked with interviews and evidence—a respectful, understanding portrait of a talented and unique soul who never managed to find a solid perch in the world."
The lost life of a groundbreaking musician and artist, murdered on the (possible) cusp of fame. Read full book review >

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I AM NOT MYSELF THESE DAYS by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Effortlessly entertaining yet still heartfelt: the romance of life as an escape artist."
The true adventures of a drag queen named Aqua: her loves, her trials, her goldfish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2013

"A fascinating discussion that addresses medical, moral and social issues and their implications for understanding consciousness, self-awareness and the soul."
A pioneer in the field of critical-care medicine poses the profound question: "What does the recovery of consciousness after the complete cessation of heartbeat and brain function" tell us about the relationship between the mind and body in the process of dying? Read full book review >