Search Results: "Larry Stempel"


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SHOWTIME by Larry Stempel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2010

"Not just a catalog or reference book, but a highly astute, integrative cultural history."
A comprehensive critical analysis of significant Broadway shows from the 18th century to The Lion King and beyond. 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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Released: Jan. 1, 1990

Kettelkamp introduces technologies for the physically challenged, envisioning a future when "a properly repaired human will actually be improved in physical function. Read full book review >

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RED PHOENIX by Larry Bond
Released: June 2, 1989

This first techno-thriller from Bond, who collaborated with Tom Clancy on Red Storm Rising, tells the story of a power grab by the son of North Korea's dictator—a grab perfectly timed to benefit from South Korean disarray when civil unrest and American politics lead to drastic revision of America's military policy for that country. Read full book review >

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POSTCARDS FROM PINSK by Larry Duberstein
Released: May 1, 1991

"In all: an affectionate portrait of a lost soul who doesn't know it until he finds out for himself."
An exuberant account of a Boston psychiatrist whose wife leaves him, who then takes a roommate, and who later discovers that a late midlife crisis is better than none at all. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Heartfelt, yet so threadbare of fresh material that it hardly merits even article-length treatment. (Photographs, 60-minute CD of interviews)"
Radio newsman Kane may have been the only journalist to travel with the Beatles on all the stops of their 1964-65 tour, but this recounting offers little more than a chronology of screams and adulation. Read full book review >

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IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT by Larry Pollock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Shot through with personal and often underdeveloped pieces, this collection nevertheless has tender spirit to share. "
A somewhat random collection of free verse and short prose reflections with a Midwestern flair. Read full book review >