Search Results: "Lois Banner"


BOOK REVIEW

MARILYN by Lois Banner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"Surely not the last word, but a complete and honest effort and a good starting place."
Fifty years after her death and hundreds of books later, are we any closer to understanding Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)? Probably not, but this new biography brings the known facts up to date and offers a fresh, modern take on the tragic star's life and choices. Read full book review >

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LOIS LOWRY by Lois Markham
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"She stuck with it, and the rest is historyand two Newbery medals. (b&w photographs, notes, chronology) (Biography. 10-14)"
Any institution needing works for those writing about authors will find this first installment of the Meet the Author series a serviceable title. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 1998

"A spiritual quest that encompasses the roots of family and friendship - it will resonate with the women of Banner's generation and beyond. (25 photos, not seen)"
Reflections on a friendship initiated 40 years ago in high school and reestablished across an ocean and a great cultural and spiritual divide. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 1992

"And perhaps one of those will do a more successful job of picking up the threads and weaving a tapestry than she has done. (Illustrations—24—not seen.)"
A somewhat unfocused but heavily researched volume on the images and roles of aging women from Neanderthal times to the present. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT STARRY BANNER by Alden R. Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Buffs will love it; the audience could go wider."
Veteran YA author Carter's first adult title is the fascinating story of a ferocious three-day battle, among the bloodiest ever fought on US soil. No, not Gettysburg. Read full book review >

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THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER by Peter Spier
Released: Oct. 1, 1973

"Spier omits Key's more vindictive third stanza from the body of the book and his scenes of slum clearance, field plowing, lab research and moon walking to illustrate 'Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,' must be admired as a nifty maneuver; chiefly this is for patriots who believe that what we need now is more flag waving."
Peter Spier has put together a real long-may-it-wave 4th of July celebration, with over 100 "flags of the American Revolution, those of its Government and its Armed Forces, and those of the United States of America" for endpapers, and with the music and all four verses of Francis Scott Key's song, a reproduction of the original manuscript, a map of the Battle of Baltimore, and a three-page background note on the war and the song's genesis appended. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"A long ride on a dirt bike, on the mild side as often as the wild."
Another spunky gal takes things in hand and becomes empowered, this time astride a small Yamaha motorcycle with cell phone and e-mail ever at the ready. Read full book review >

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HIS BANNER OVER ME by Jean Little
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The book becomes steadily more difficult to put down; the ease with which the narrative unfolds, the confidence with which Little avoids unnecessary explanations, and the sense of authority with which she takes any liberty she wantsit's extraordinary. (Fiction. 11+)"
From the author of Bats About Baseball (p. 713) and so many other works, another example of exceptional storytelling, unforced and powerful. Read full book review >

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JAKE BANNER: SURT by Chris Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A well-planned starting point for a complex action series."
A debut novel creates a square-jawed hero who continues to fight despite formidable obstacles. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF LOIS JANEWAY by Vanderzee Robert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2017

"A reluctant but absorbing detective headlining an equally entertaining story."
In this thriller, a man tries beating a murder rap by helping cops take down a mobster laundering money. Read full book review >

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THE MAN FROM BANNER LAKE by Tim  Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2014

"An often entertaining espionage thriller set against the racial dynamics of 1940s America.
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Black (Daydreams & Diaries, 2014, etc.) tells the tale of an unlikely government agent attempting to foil a German plot during World War II. Read full book review >