Search Results: "Karl Meade"


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ODD JOBS by Karl Meade
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2009

"Gritty and fun, with a surprisingly rewarding finish, this dark comedy entertains throughout."
A bumbling, Canadian ne'er-do-well painfully learns to find his way in Meade's debut novel. Read full book review >

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JOHN WILLY AND FREDDY McGEE by Holly  Meade
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Particularly remarkable is how Meade, through impressive cut-paper pictures, captures the guinea pigs in their vacant, caged stage, and then, with little anthropomorphization, fashions two personable adventurers, full of brio. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Meade (Minfong Ho's Hush!, 1996, etc.) solos for this fine adventure about John Willy and Freddy McGee, guinea pigs whose caged existence is boring. Read full book review >

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BRANDENBURG by Glenn Meade
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"Another literate and suspenseful thriller from an estimable storyteller who proves that beginner's luck had nothing to do with his impressive debut. (First printing of 125,000; $250,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Having cleared up the mystery of Stalin's death (Snow Wolf, 1996), Meade chronicles to chilling effect the rise and fall of a Fourth Reich led by Hitler's long-lost son. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2010

"A funny, informed, daringly constructed literary biography."
An ingenious dual biography of a classic American author and an unlikely literary muse. Read full book review >

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IF I NEVER FOREVER ENDEAVOR by Holly  Meade
ADVENTURE
Released: April 11, 2011

"An irresistible invitation to test those wings and fly. (Picture book. 4-8)"
To fly or not to fly is the question for a little bird weighing the pros and cons of launching into the unknown. Read full book review >

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INSIDE, INSIDE, INSIDE by Holly  Meade
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Truly a book caught betwixt and between, this is hard put to be placed inside any category. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Stilted text and a convoluted concept cause this latest effort from Meade to flounder. Read full book review >

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A PLACE TO SLEEP by Holly  Meade
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An interesting experiment that doesn't succeed. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
An assortment of animals and two children choose where to snooze in this colorful, oversized picture book. Read full book review >

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SNOW WOLF by Glenn Meade
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 1996

"An impressive debut by a storyteller worth watching. (Author tour)"
While doubts have persisted down through the years as to the exact circumstances of Joseph Stalin's 1953 death, ex-journalist Meade fictionally clears up the mysteries in a deft, dramatic cliffhanger. Read full book review >

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THE SANDS OF SAKKARA by Glenn Meade
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1999

"A desperately churning plot seldom compensates for a cast of stick-figures speaking wooden dialogue."
After two successful previous outings (Brandenburg, 1997; Snow Wolf, 1996), Meade slumps here—with a monster-sized thriller about a monstrous attempt to assassinate Roosevelt and Churchill during WWII. Read full book review >

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BUSTER KEATON by Marion Meade
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A competent biography, seldom stirring but highly informative."
Meade (Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This?, 1988, etc.) returns to the Jazz Age with this bio of the great filmmaker and actor Joseph Frank ``Buster'' Keaton, timed to coincide with the centennial of his birth. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2004

"Largely apocryphal and hardly scholarly, but a lot of fun."
A snappy, anecdotal tale of the writerly Jazz Age ladies—Fitzgerald, Millay, Parker, and Ferber—and the men who adored them. Read full book review >