Search Results: "Leland Myrick"


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MISSOURI BOY by Leland Myrick
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Short, gleeful and precise."
One artist's mild childhood, told in episodic flashes. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 12, 2012

"Highly recommended for genre buffs and newbies alike, this adventure carries readers through a land of magic, laughter and tears."
In the second installment of his Kingdom of Graves fantasy trilogy, Myrick (The Ten, 2012, etc.) delivers high adventure, back-alley espionage and a little bit of romance. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 12, 2012

"An exemplar of storytelling and character-driven adventure."
Graphic novelist turned fantasy author Myrick (Feynman, 2011, etc.) releases the first installment of a promising trilogy that trails an elite warrior as he adventures through foreign lands, weaves magic and vanquishes his enemies. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 12, 2009

"Challenging poetry that's well worth the effort."
An exceedingly unique compendium of brief, formal poems by a talented poet. Read full book review >

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MOTHER TO A STRANGER by Leland Bardwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2003

"Tough-minded and moving."
A pianist is shocked to be found by the son she gave away three decades ago. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2007

"A harmless enough entertainment, but vaporous and rather frivolous—an attempt, one suspects, to ride the crest of an anniversary wave that has yet to take shape."
A pop-culture trifle that tries too hard to make its already accessible subject au courant among the 20-somethings. Read full book review >

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CHASING SPACE YOUNG READERS' EDITION by Leland Melvin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"A detailed picture of astronaut training and work, threaded on a decidedly unusual storyline. (Memoir. 11-14)"
Memoir of an astronaut whose road to space took an unusual twist—through the National Football League. Read full book review >

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HIP by John Leland
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2004

"Codifies underground myths for both academe's cult-studs and the trucker-hat set."
Comprehensive but overwrought account of how American-style coolness became the purported universal ideal. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1994

"Real McCoy'' colloquial voice of a local boarder is forced and obtrusive, breaking the spell, but this is otherwise a nearly flawless American gothic tale."
The life of an isolated couple with a disturbing family mystery is blown apart by an outsider: an Ethan Frome-like novel from the author of The Book of Marvels (1990), etc. Jay Skikey, molested as a boy by an adoptive mother, was also tutored in French and acquired other elegant traits that earn him- -after he becomes a smooth, unflinching killer for the mob—the nickname ``Professor of Aesthetics.'' Then, in 1932, when it comes time for Jay to disappear for a while, he moves to a small-town boardinghouse run by the Farrells—spinster Edna and her brother, Morris, the formerly gorgeous hope of the family who was psychologically shattered in WW I. Now a trackwalker (in his 15 years of service there hasn't been an accident on that stretch of railway line), Morris remembers his two lovers—a hometown boy who died of battlefield wounds in France, and a Frenchman. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 2012

"Covers territory other scholars have trod, but nevertheless, a personal, easy-to-read discussion of Jesus' humanity."
An approachable distillation of modern views about Jesus. Read full book review >

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THE SAGA OF SAN FRANCISCO’S WILD WESTERN ADDITION AND ME by Robert Leland Speer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Enough material for multiple, engrossing memoirs—a Midwestern childhood, San Francisco gay culture, the history of a neighborhood—that don't receive enough focus here."
A wide-ranging debut memoir about a gay man in San Francisco. Read full book review >

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RESISTANCE by Carla Jablonski
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"An honorable attempt to illuminate the realities of life during war. (Graphic historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Vichy, 1942: French teenager Paul Tessier, an artist never far from his drawing pad, assumes charge of his family after his father is taken prisoner by German troops. Read full book review >