Search Results: "Lou Ureneck"


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CABIN by Lou Ureneck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2011

"Ureneck's story is simple, but it rewards abundantly by affirming the unexpected possibilities for renewal that life offers."
A modern-day Walden with a midlife twist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"More memoir and less Alaska adventure than the subtitle suggests, but still an enjoyable, heartfelt narrative."
In the wake of divorce, Ureneck (Journalism/Boston Univ.) tries to reconcile with his college-bound son and his own past during a ten-day fishing trip in the Alaska wilderness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2015

"An inspiring illumination of a hero who deserves recognition."
Ureneck (Journalism/Boston Univ.; Cabin: Two Brothers, a Dream and Five Acres in Maine, 2011, etc.) brings to light the miracles of a little-known hero.Read full book review >

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FROSTBORN by Lou Anders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Future fans of Tolkien and George R.R. Martin can happily cut their serial-fantasy teeth on this first book of an eventual series. (map, illustrated guide to the Thrones and Bones game) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An obsessive gamer and a sassy half-giant affirm that power lies in being underestimated. Read full book review >

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SKYBORN by Lou Anders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A throneworthy consort in a series forged in fantasy. (maps, glossary) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Friends are the family you choose, and family is the enemy you combat in an oppressive empire ripe for rebellion. Read full book review >

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HEART OF THE HIDE by Lou Petrucci
Released: Feb. 20, 2006

"A lengthy yet endearing treat for young sports fans."
Elementary-school teacher and former sports reporter Petrucci weaves a poignant tale of a young boy with a cleft palate, who finds respite from the harsh realities of small-town life by playing baseball. Read full book review >

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RIZZO'S FIRE by Lou Manfredo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"Bar none, Joe Rizzo is the most authentic cop in contemporary crime fiction."
In the gripping sequel to Rizzo's War (2009), maverick Detective Sergeant Joe Rizzo investigates the murder of a man too unimportant to murder. Read full book review >

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SHATTERED BADGES by Lou Reiter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"A set of cases whose details are more riveting than their protagonist."
A Santa Fe, New Mexico-based police consultant works cases across the United States, investigating possible police corruption, in Reiter's (Broken Badges, 2013) procedural novel.Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON'S MARE by Lou Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"The intentions are clear, the images vivid, but the cumulative effect is that of a dense piece of pretentious writing accessible to only the most persistent."
A collage of images and ideas—which both reconstruct and deconstruct as feminist writer Robinson's protagonist searches for identity and meaning through words. Read full book review >

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Bless Me Father by Lou Saulino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"A solid crime story sharing the spotlight with a priest's family and nagging doubts."
A man of God debates his next course of action when a penitent's confession reveals startling information regarding a woman's unsolved murder in this quiet mystery. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE LEARNING IS A MURDEROUS THING by Lou Allin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2005

"The staccato, herky-jerky prose is distracting, but the quirky humor and red herrings—or quail, as the case may be—are thoroughly enjoyable."
A professor's toil in the mines of Copper University's English department is unpleasantly relieved when a student falls from a library window to her death at the teacher's feet. Read full book review >