Search Results: "Lucas Mann"


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LORD FEAR by Lucas Mann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"In constructing his aching, poignant narrative, Mann offers a fine meditation on fate and on how 'the story of addiction is the story of memory, and how we never get it right.'"
An ambitious, literary-minded memoir of the author's relationship with his late brother, a much older heroin addict. Read full book review >

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CLASS A by Lucas Mann
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2013

"A grand slam."
In the tradition of football's Friday Night Lights, a young writer spends a year (and more) following the fortunes of a baseball team: the Class A Clinton, Iowa, LumberKings. Read full book review >

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THE LYING CARPET by David Lucas
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Fabulous (as in fablelike), this will tug relentlessly on the mind and heart of any child ready to read it. (Fable. 8-12)"
Children are ready for philosophy at a very young age: "What is real?" asked the Velveteen Rabbit, after all. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING TO DO by David Lucas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"While reminiscent of other imagination adventures like Harold and the Purple Crayon and Antoinette Portis's Not a Stick (2008), this stands out as a unique work because of its emotionally simple charm. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little bear wakes up big bear, bouncing on its stomach and lamenting, "There's nothing to do." Read full book review >

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"A beguiling adventure fable for younger readers with an environmentalist bite."
A fellowship of animals embarks on a quest to save their wetland in this rousing children's fantasy. Read full book review >

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LIP SERVICE by Russell Lucas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Candide and Tom Jones repackaged as comic apocalypse for the late 20th century: ingeniously and remarkably inventive, but be prepared, too, for the numbing effect of the long cartoon."
Lucas's best stories (Evenings at Mongini's, 1991) found a beauty and human grace even in the very deepest heart of squalor. Read full book review >

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A YEAR FOR KRISTINE by Bruce Lucas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2012

"Engaging teen turmoil that only rarely slips into cliché."
Lucas' novel, Part 1 in a three-part series, tells of a young woman's coming-of-age in the 1960s. Read full book review >

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WHALE by David Lucas
by David Lucas, illustrated by David Lucas
ANIMALS
Released: June 12, 2007

"A good choice for readers in search of stories about compassion rewarded or, like Lynda Gene Rymond's Village of the Basketeers (2005), illus by Nicoletta Ceccoli, of young people rescuing communities threatened by unusual natural disasters. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Another unabashedly oddball tale from the author of Nutmeg (2006). Read full book review >

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NUTMEG by David Lucas
by David Lucas, illustrated by David Lucas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"Readers' imaginations will soar along with Nutmeg's as bursts of color transform her dreary world with promises of adventures, culinary and otherwise, to come. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Countering the raft of cautionary stories about the hazards of reckless wishing, this topsy-turvy tale suggests that sometimes the results are...delectable. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

The subtitle here best reflects the content: a handbook that includes an exploration of the concept of nonviolence and a survey of its strategies and most famous practitioners. Read full book review >