Search Results: "Larry Smith"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Exemplary oral history."
Veterans tell personal stories of the iconic 1945 island battle. Read full book review >

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The Last "True" Roller Derby by Larry Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2016

"An intriguing peek into a piece of Americana that will likely appeal mainly to derby enthusiasts."
A debut memoir offers a decade's worth of insider stories from a roller derby star. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"An easily read compendium of brief inspirational memory pieces—not necessarily literature, but more in the style of a college-application essay or an assignment in an adult creative-writing course."
Writers and other artists candidly report on the private moments that transformed their destinies. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A novelty, yes, but one worth having in the era of Twitter. (Nonfiction. YA)"
SMITH, an "online magazine obsessed with personal storytelling," invited almost 800 teens, famous and not, to take a page from Hemingway and submit their own six-word memoirs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Written with the help of Orbach's daughter, this is totally compelling, and one of the rarer stories of the Holocaust. (illustrations, not seen)"
An exciting and unusual mixture of Holocaust journal, coming-of-age story, and memoir of life on the seedy underside of Berlin during WW II. 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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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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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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CONTRARY IMAGINATIONS by Larry Callen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 1991

Dad left after the divorce ``a bunch of years ago,'' and Alex and his twin siblings haven't seen him since. Read full book review >

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THE RAGTIME KID by Larry Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 30, 2006

"Karp (First, Do No Harm, 2005, etc.) succeeds admirably in making both ragtime and Joplin more compelling than his mystery."
A young man's obsession with ragtime leads him to his idol Scott Joplin, and into the middle of a murder puzzle. Read full book review >