Search Results: "M.H. Abrams"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FOURTH DIMENSION OF A POEM by M.H. Abrams
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 3, 2012

"A pleasant whiff of nostalgia for old libraries and older books, gently held and translated for us by a man who loves them."
A former professor and distinguished literary critic who will reach his 100th birthday this year offers a collection of essays and speeches dealing with the art of poetry and the nature of criticism. Read full book review >

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BUDDY by M.H. Herlong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"A touching tale of hope, of holding on when you can, and of letting go when it's the right thing to do. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Li'l T offers an absorbing first-person account of a poor, tightly knit, multigenerational family's experience in Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, focused through the lens of Li'l T's relationship with a special dog named Buddy. Read full book review >

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MIXED FOURSOME by M.H. Burton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2012

"A solidly entertaining, mildly raunchy quartet of golfing capers."
A retired police detective turned wannabe golf professional can hardly find his way to the green without finding a body in Burton's fun mixture of mulligans and mayhem. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 1992

"An articulate and insightful examination of a problem with unlimited downside potential. (Photographs, drawings—not seen.)"
From a radiologist attached to both the Stanford Univ. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2016

"Abrams weaves a compelling tale about a transformational era in the NBA that also speaks to the sometimes-desperate pursuit of sporting stardom."
How teenage basketball stars transformed the NBA. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 1992

"While there's no question that Abrams suffered much at the heavy hands of the OIC, his cause is not well served with vintage whine."
A victim's damning, if querulously overstated, case against the Office of Independent Counsel (OIC), which, in its pursuit of Iran-contra malefactors, seems to be as concerned with scalps as with justice. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT WIDE SEA by M.H. Herlong
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A fast-moving plot and life-or-death situations will keep readers interested, but uneven characters and a lack of connection with their plight will ultimately leave them empty. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Following the death of his wife, a father takes his three sons on a yearlong sailing trip. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 28, 2000

"An agreeable snapshot of an interesting time and class in New York—but a less-than-satisfying historical critique. (b&w illustrations throughout, not seen)"
Entertaining if insubstantial look at the goings-on among late-19th-century New York's upper classes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 1995

"A contribution to 19th-century American social and regional history that is as enjoyable as it is substantial."
A lively study of the real and the legendary American Midwest based on accounts by 300 foreign and domestic travelers. Read full book review >

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YOU BELONG HERE by M.H. Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"This lyrical picture book will draw readers under its soft wing, lulling children with its velveteen artwork and assured affirmations of each creature's special nook in such a spectacularly varied world. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A narrator whispers sweet assurances of belonging in the ear of a beloved, invoking animals' analogous habitats and hollows to bring the comforting ascriptions powerfully home. Read full book review >