Search Results: "Lisa Waite Bunker"


BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Jan. 16, 2009

"Nonetheless, stealing a march on all competitors by treating The Tales of Beedle the Bard (2008) as a separate title, this wins points for currency, and all but the most obsessive readers will find it unexcelled for ease of use as a quick reference guide. (source list) (Reference. 10-adult)"
His publisher having lost 2008's courtroom battle against J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers over an initial print version of his popular fan site's encyclopedia of everything Potter, Vander Ark offers a revised second take. Read full book review >

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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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FELIX YZ by Lisa Bunker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 6, 2017

"Joyful, heartbreaking, completely bonkers, and exuberantly alive. (Science fiction. 10-adult)"
A freak scientific accident leaves an ordinary Maine boy atomically bonded to a fourth-dimensional being in this debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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READING ACROSS THE COUNTRY MAINE
by Leila Roy

One of the funny things about living in a state nicknamed ‘Vacationland’—especially living near the coast—is that, for locals, a huge part of summertime is about avoiding the tourist-heavy spots. You know, like the beach.

So, rather than actually leaving our houses and enjoying these lovely, lovely days in public, a large percentage of us Year-Rounders do quite a lot ...


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BOOK REVIEW

AN EMPIRE ON THE EDGE by Nick Bunker
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A scholarly yet page-turning, superbly written history."
Bunker (Making Haste from Babylon: The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World: A New History, 2010) delivers an eye-opening study of the British view of the American Revolution and why they were crazy to fight it. Read full book review >

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EDUCATION OF A FELON by Edward Bunker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2000

"Needs a jolt of energy, an injection of craft. (Author tour)"
The felon-turned-author (Little Boy Blue, 1997, etc.) revisits the sorry, sordid scenes of his endless crimes. Read full book review >

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FOOTFALLS IN MEMORY by Terry Waite
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"In other hands such a work might seem a curious indulgence, but Waite's frankness and faith make this slender book surprisingly moving."
Waite, who was taken hostage in Beirut in 1987 while negotiating the release of other Western hostages, spent 1,760 days in captivity. Read full book review >

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STARK by Edward Bunker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2008

"Ellroy's introduction pronounces this fledgling effort, presumably written around 1970, 'a prophecy of the fine writer Mr. Bunker would become.' Strike 'fine,' exactly the wrong word for Bunker's real gifts, and that description is spot-on."
This recently discovered first novel by Bunker (1933-2005), who wrote his way out of prison with a series of tough-guy novels and memoirs (Education of a Felon: A Memoir, 2000, etc.), hints at both the accomplishments and the limitations of his later work. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BOY BLUE by Edward Bunker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 1997

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 16, 2010

"A well-executed, comprehensive overview of some of America's earliest settlers."
In an ambitious debut, former investment banker and Financial Times writer Bunker sets out a new history of the Mayflower pilgrims. Read full book review >

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DOG EAT DOG by Edward Bunker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 13, 1996

"A jolt of frozen adrenaline, relieved only by the walk-ons of the latest accomplices and victims."
A grim '90s noir caper by the celebrated ex-con author of Little Boy Blue (1981), etc. Troy Cameron is a savvy, good-looking sociopath whose career goal is to be an outlaw with a lifetime income. Read full book review >