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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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THE ROMANOV CONSPIRACY by Glenn Meade
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A flawed book, but one that has its moments."
The fate of Anastasia, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last Russian emperor, is at the heart of this cross-continental tale of espionage, infatuation, martyrdom, massacre and archaeology. Did the Bolsheviks kill her along with the rest of her family, as history tells us, or did she escape? 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 >