Search Results: "Kim Rich"


BOOK REVIEW

Steel Maiden by Kim Richardson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"Solid start to a new series, with a heroine engaging enough to distract from less-than-convincing villains and threadbare tropes."
Richardson (Seals, 2015, etc.) threads romance through the hammered steel of her latest creation: the fantasy tale of a young woman with a mysterious gift in a bloody race in which success might be freedom and failure is death.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 23, 1993

"Smartly written and compelling."
Superbly well-balanced and thoughtful reconstruction of a family life in the Anchorage underworld; based on Rich's series of articles that appeared in the Anchorage Daily News. ``Family life'' may be too loose a phrase to bind the fragments of existence excavated by Rich while digging up the bones of her murdered father and mad mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A memorable adventure, told with great immediacy. (timeline, author's notes, bibliography, resources) (Nonfiction. 11 & up)"
A remarkable collection of documents paints a picture of the Klondike gold rush in vivid detail. Read full book review >

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FISHING FOR UNDERSTANDING WITH BAO PHI
by Julie Danielson

Minneapolis-based writer and poet Bao Phi, who has made his way in the world of poetry (he has a poem in 2006 Best American Poetry and is a National Poetry Slam finalist), sees his debut early next month in the world of children’s literature. A Different Pond, illustrated by Thi Bui, is an autobiographical picture book, a tender story striking ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2007

"Great advice from a show-business veteran."
Respected character actor and stage coach reinterprets Stanislavsky's Method for a modern audience. Read full book review >

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THE DAY DONNY HERBERT WOKE UP by Rich Blake
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 27, 2007

"The carpe-diem message resonates clearly in this moving, bittersweet account of another of life's mysterious miracles."
A brain-dead man regains consciousness to greet his family one final time. Divine intervention or medical miracle? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Best when plaintive and sensitive to the modest pleasures of her sounds, Rich's 'I——less lines, with their pretentious denial of ego, sound more like the breathless phrases of George Bush."
Ever since her first volume of poetry in 1951, A Change of World, was selected by Auden for the Yale Younger Poets, Rich has enjoyed a wide and mostly laudatory readership, though it has changed over the years, from admirers of her modest, formal pleasures to believers in her often strident, anti-male rhetoric. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRAND TOUR by Rich Kienzle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 29, 2016

"The expanding country bookshelf has another welcome addition."
A solid, incisive biography of the last singer universally acknowledged as the greatest in country music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPOILED BRATS by Simon Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Humor comes easily to Rich, but he's at his best when he pushes against the boundaries of his jokes."
Humorist Rich's (The Last Girlfriend on Earth, 2013, etc.) latest collection is predictably funny, though sometimes digs deeper.Read full book review >

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ELLIOT ALLAGASH by Simon Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"A high-school romp that John Hughes should be so lucky to direct."
Two outsiders from opposite sides of the tracks join forces to survive that most heinous of limbos: high school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 1994

The international Bank for Reconstruction & Development (aka the World Bank) turns 50 in 1994. Read full book review >