Search Results: "Lawrence Buell"


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THE DREAM OF THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL by Lawrence Buell
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"Although readers will encounter many usually canonized suspects, Buell's scope is wide enough to encompass the varieties of novelists' imaginations and to consider the implications of multiculturalism and globalism in redefining the future of American fiction."
A history and investigation of a literary concept that has "refused to die." Read full book review >

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CAPITAL OFFENSES by Samuel Buell
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A book that will challenge conventional wisdom among readers who intuitively believe that corporations often game the system."
The federal prosecutor for the massive Enron investigation examines why corporations and their executives rarely face criminal charges, no matter how widespread their hurtful conduct. Read full book review >

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SAIL AWAY, LITTLE BOAT by Janet Buell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Deeply respectful of the places where man and nature meet, this is a serene journey of beauty. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this illustrated rhyme, readers follow a toy boat's journey from brook to ocean. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"In the end, though, it all feels a little sad, and Buell has the smarts to know it: 'I wanted to make others happy more than I wanted to make myself happy.'"
A name-dropping memoir ("I had a similar experience with Salvador Dalí") by the ex-model who became lover and muse to a 30-year stretch of American glitterati. Read full book review >

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by Gregory McNamee

In the winter of 1941, nine members of an Inuit community in a remote corner of the Hudson Bay died at the hands of three neighbors, one of whom proclaimed himself to be Jesus Christ returning at the end of days. The victims were presumed to be safe harbors for the devil, and one of the killers, a teenage girl ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"A rich vein of wisdom runs through this highly entertaining, swashbuckling series debut. (1862 map of Virginia City, glossary) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old P.K. "Pinky" Pinkerton was born with a poker face—he can't show or read emotion—but it's not until he lands in Nevada Territory's silver-mining country that he comes to terms with the hand he's dealt. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE BY SEA by L.S.  Lawrence
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Although the end is abrupt, it will also give readers cause to hope for a sequel. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
The sheltered daughter of a wealthy merchant flees Roman forces and strikes out on her own in this invigorating historical adventure. Read full book review >

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THE POLTERGOOSE by Michael Lawrence
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Fans of garbage and bathroom humor, who don't mind cardboard characters and contrived situations, will be in hog heaven with this series opener—the next installment of which, Killer Underpants, is due soon. (Fiction. 9-11)"
There's a dark edge to this slapstick import. Read full book review >

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THE CONVICTS by Iain Lawrence
FICTION
Released: April 12, 2005

"Brilliant writing, adventure and a likable character mired in the claustrophobic dark of a 19th-century convict ship will entrance all readers who love an old-fashioned tale well told. (author's note) (Fiction. 10+)"
In Greek mythology, Lachesis was the Fate who measured the thread of a man's life. Read full book review >

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THE TOILET OF DOOM by Michael Lawrence
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Fans of Mary Rodgers's Freaky Friday (1972) and Summer Switch (1982), as well as readers who find those classics a bit creaky in the joints, won't be able to put this down. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A computer game becomes a little too interactive for Jiggy McCue and buds in this all-out, innuendo-laden farce. Read full book review >