Search Results: "Larry Witham"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A thorough account of an actual 'Renaissance man'—in every way."
Cultural historian Witham (Picasso and the Chess Player: Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp and the Battle for the Soul of Modern Art, 2013, etc.) returns with a wide-ranging account of the life, work and legacy of Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca (1412-1492). Read full book review >

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Gallery Pieces by Larry Witham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2015

"A thoughtful, well-written, and well-developed novel about the art world that's an exuberant, satisfying read."
In this mystery/thriller set in New York City, an art restoration consultant stumbles upon clues pointing to his grandfather's possible association with World War II looting. 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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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 ALIBI BREAKFAST by Larry Duberstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Duberstein has created a warm, witty, and self-effacing male protagonist whose funny insights and quirky ways make him immensely appealing."
Writer/husband/father Maurice Locksley faces a midlife crisis consisting of writer's block and marital uncertainty in this fourth novel and sequel, of sorts, to Duberstein's debut, The Marriage Hearse (1987). Read full book review >

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GO, MUTANTS! by Larry Doyle
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 1, 2010

"Rollickingly inventive and often hilarious—but it seems at times like a skit that, perhaps in the wake of an atomic accident, has mutated into (dear God!) an epic."
In a melting-pot society populated by the aliens and humans of 1950s space-invader movies, a brooding blue rebel with a giant brain grapples with prejudice and hormones in that most horrific of earthly battlegrounds—high school. Read full book review >

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THE LAST PICTURE SHOW  by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1966

"It's a commercial book guaranteed to the talented author's audience won with Horsemen Pass By (filmed as Hud) but chockablock with all the devices for teaching fictional heroes the facts of life one meets in print, with monotonous regularity."
Thalia, Texas is the sort of God foresaken small town where, "...you can't sneeze without somebody offerin' you a handkerchief." 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 >