Search Results: "Lee Sandlin"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"Raucous, fascinating and fun."
Before the Mississippi River became a fairly sedate liquid highway for barges, it was wild, cruel, punishing, gorgeous and a whole lot more fun. Read full book review >

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STORM KINGS by Lee Sandlin
NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"Well-constructed history of the politics and personalities of weather."
Sandlin (Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild, 2010, etc.) offers a lively account of early investigators who, through both "grinding stupidity and unaccountable insights," eventually came to understand and learned to coexist with—but never tame—the furious force of tornadoes. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCERS by Lee Sandlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A bit of general Americana and the ghosts of one family that settled comfortably for a while in a place between Chicago and the Mississippi provide an amalgam that now and again buttresses important matters known to all of us."
A Midwestern journalist shakes his family tree and discovers a crop of distinctly American characters. Read full book review >

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JIMI HENDRIX TURNS EIGHTY by Tim Sandlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2007

"Sandlin's seventh novel (after Honey Don't, not reviewed) has some lively flourishes, but the one-note humor quickly palls."
Ancient hippies, defying mortality, rise up against the administrators of their retirement community in this near-future black comedy. Read full book review >

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ROWDY IN PARIS by Tim Sandlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2008

"An occasionally funny novel with an ultimately unlikable hero."
A rodeo rider rampages through the City of Lights. Read full book review >

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SORROW FLOATS by Tim Sandlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 1992

"Good for your next long flight."
Another yahoo yarn from Sandlin (Skipped Parts, 1991; Western Swing, 1988), who steps out in narrative drag this time as Maury Talbot, a dipso Wyoming cowgirl who hits the road, dries out, and grows up en route to North Carolina. Read full book review >

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THE DO-RIGHT by Lisa Sandlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Despite plot pieces that fit together a little too snugly, Sandlin blends pathos, humor, and poetic prose in a strong debut."
A former oilman and a determined parolee form a detective team in Texas' bayou country. Read full book review >

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SOCIAL BLUNDERS by Tim Sandlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 1995

"Good clean fun, but not much else."
In the final installment of his GroVont trilogy (Skipped Parts, 1991; Sorrow Floats, 1992), Sandlin completes the backwoods soap opera in which our hero loses his girl, searches for his father, and finally comes of age at 33. Read full book review >

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YOU HAVEN’T DIED OF DYSENTERY. YET.
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Platinum Edition x 2

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: Going Out West

Bonus Factors: Diversity, Oregon Trail, Shakespearean Retelling

Relationship Status: Friends Forever

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

I adore this cover. It’s so simple, but manages to incorporate so many story references: the ...


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THE SECRET'S OUT
by Leila Roy

While there’s no explicit rule against romantic relationships, our colonial ancestor jinxed them in her Last Word: “Beware ye aromateur; lay your traps of love, but do not yourself get caught.” Fall in love and, like Aunt Bryony, lose your supersniffer. It’s why Mother chose my father from a list of donors she got in the mail like a ...

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MACKENZI LEE
by Shara Zaval

In Mackenzi Lee’s first month working at the Harvard Coop while earning her M.F.A in Children’s Literature from Simmons College, the store sold 40 copies of Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Until then, they had sold five copies. Total. Customers would say, “ ‘I’m looking for a board book for a baby shower,’ and I would ...


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I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE UNDER MY FEET
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Platinum Edition

Swoonworthy Scale: 5

Talky Talk: I Feel The Sky Come Tumbling

Bonus Factors: San Francisco, Diversity, Boarding School

Relationship Status: I Feel My Heart Start Trembling Whenever You’re Around

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

Boy, has Stacey Lee ever lucked out with covers! I ...


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