Search Results: "Lester Bangs"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2003

"A choice cut of Bangs's work, more than enough to understand why he developed so ardent a following, much of it post-mortem."
A cerebrally smoking (dope-fueled?)—but sharp, very smart—collection of writings from the late, legendary rock journalist, who never had an opinion he couldn't set on fire. Read full book review >

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A GIRL NAMED 
CHARLIE LESTER by Carissa Halston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2007

"A lovely piece of female confessional."
The razory hip Charlie sallies forth from a hateful adolescence to find sex, self-awareness and then, in its many guises, the thing called love. Read full book review >

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LESTER FIZZ, BUBBLE-GUM ARTIST by Ruth Spiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Pop art in the most literal sense. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The scion of an artistic family—a very artistic family, as the boxed "collections" of cousin Cornell, along with the small paintings of uncle Edouard and cousins Claude and Vincent taped to the refrigerator reveal—finds his medium and métier at last. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 11, 2016

"An engaging personal growth 'script,' casting the reader as a questing hero."
Two Canadian leadership coaches map out a process to cultivate inner awareness and outer effectiveness in this personal/professional development guide. Read full book review >

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RUNNING WITH THE HORSES by Alison Lester
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Very well done indeed. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Aussie Lester crafts a believable wartime adventure loosely based on the World War II rescue of the Lipizzaner stallions of Vienna's Spanish Riding School. Read full book review >

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TESSA SNAPS SNAKES by Alison Lester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A concept book that is as entertaining as it is instructive. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The seven kids in Rosie Sips Spiders (1989) are back, each behaving in his or her unique way: different things make them laugh; they have seven secrets and seven fears, and each has a special way to earn pocket money and to send messages. Read full book review >

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Forgiven by Richard D. Bangs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2016

"An appealing fictionalization of the mysteries surrounding humanity's desire to communicate with aliens."
A quest to find life elsewhere in the cosmos causes trouble on Earth in this sci-fi sequel from Bangs (Forsaken, 2011). Read full book review >

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ISABELLA'S BED by Alison Lester
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

When they visit Grandmother, the children sleep in ``Isabella's'' handsome bed and explore the trunk of South American treasures at its foot. Read full book review >

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ARE WE THERE YET? by Alison Lester
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"North American kids will be left with both a far greater understanding of the varied wonders of Australia and a sense that their own homeland may offer similarly gorgeous possibilities. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A three-month odyssey around Australia forms this infectiously enthusiastic love letter to the author's homeland. Read full book review >