Search Results: "Larry Durstin"


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STILL LOOKING by Larry Durstin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"A wickedly funny send-up of the sexual revolution and its discontents."
Lonely, single men search for love in the 1980s in this hilarious battle narrative from the war between the sexes. Read full book review >

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ATTACK OF THE SMART PIES by Larry Gonick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Sporting an array of odd forms in the tiny vignettes with which this tale is sprinkled, the New Muses may keep their current fans amused, but they're unlikely to draw many new ones with this offbeat episode. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A zany premise and an equally off-the-wall plot keep this wandering tale—the first separate outing for characters with a regular gig in MUSE magazine—afloat, but just barely. Read full book review >

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PEBOAN AND SEEGWUN by Charles Larry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

"Afterword. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)"
An Anishinabe (Ojibwa) riddle/myth about the turning seasons. Read full book review >

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THE CARTOON GUIDE TO CALCULUS by Larry Gonick
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"This is no idiot's guide to math, but it could be useful as a supplement to a standard course in calculus."
A tour of calculus from the polymath whose illustrated guides have illuminated a wide range of subjects, from genetics and sex to the environment and the universe. Read full book review >

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TANGLED LIP IN BLUE by Larry Duplechan
Released: March 18, 1989

It's hard to imagine a fluffy novel about AIDS, but, here, Duplechan (Blackbird Singing, 1987) offers just that. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Though they sometimes have an ephemeral, dashed-off feel, these pieces will please McMurtry fans and be of interest to students of the American West."
Occasional writings on matters western by a noted interpreter of the region. Read full book review >

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WHITE CROSSES by Larry Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"Powerful in its evocation of awkward rural lives lunging for any sort of consummation, even if the result is destruction, this frequently haunting portrait of a doomed man is an unlikely but compelling blend of Appointment in Samarra and A River Runs Through It. (Author tour)"
The coverup of a scandal by a well-intentioned Montana sheriff and its devastating consequences lie at the heart of this sequel to the well-received Montana 1948 (1993). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"Although there is much to enjoy here, the overall impression is that of a book by a man who really didn't want to write one. (Author tour)"
A grab-bag of reminiscences, commentaries, bright jokes, and dark thoughts by a gifted comedy writer. Read full book review >

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FOLLY AND GLORY by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"A fitting end to McMurtry's odd but wise saga of Old Europe in the New World (By Sorrow's River, 2003, etc.)."
Lord Berrybender's epic four-year hunting trip through the unsettled West comes to a wistful close. Read full book review >