Search Results: "Lisa Sandlin"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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LISA CAREY
by Megan Labrise

The Stolen Child may be set on a fairy-filled Irish island, but it is “Magical realism of the best kind, utterly devoid of whimsy,” according to Kirkus’ starred review.

“My friends loved that quote, ‘utterly devoid of whimsy,’ ” says author Lisa Carey, who was recently abroad in Turkey, where we reached her by phone. “They said that ...


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LISA BUNKER
by Megan Labrise

Some of the best advice Lisa Bunker received for writing a book had nothing to do with writing a book.

“The best advice I ever got for naming a child was ‘use all the names you love,’ ” says Bunker, author of Felix Yz. “By the time the next kid comes along, you’ll love different names—don’t hold one for ...


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FOR VALENTINE’S WEEK, A HAPPY READING SIGH
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I’ve been waiting to read Lisa Kleypas’ Devil in Spring since I heard it was coming. Combining her current Ravenel series with the Wallflowers is a stroke of brilliance—and since one of my all-time favorite romance couples is Sebastian and Evie – and this one matches their son Gabriel with the quirky entrepreneur Pandora Ravenel – I simply ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SPARKLING PRINCESS 1 2 3 by Lisa Perrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"While the attempts at diversity should be lauded, both are shiny bits of board-book bling without much substance. (Board book. 2-4)"
Count up to 10 with various fairy-tale characters. Read full book review >