Search Results: "Lee Sandlin"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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SOME SUNNY READING FOR A STRANGE SPRING
by Bobbi Dumas

Is spring a little wiggy for you this year? In Wisconsin, it really can’t figure out what it wants to do. A week or so ago it was a sunny eighty degrees and now it’s cool and rainy, hovering around fifty. Thankfully there are so many bright books releasing these days that we can find sun in their pages, if ...


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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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BOOK REVIEW

POOL by JiHyeon Lee
by JiHyeon Lee, illustrated by JiHyeon Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"While the contrast between the slender explorers and the fat intruders is unfortunate, Lee's control of palette and pacing makes this Korean import otherwise a delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two children with phenomenal lung capacity have an astonishing adventure in the neighborhood pool. Read full book review >

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PI-RAT! by Maxine Lee
by Maxine Lee, illustrated by Maxine Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Good piratical fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pirate rat and his fearless crew sail the seas—until a "monster" ends the voyage. Read full book review >