Search Results: "Madelon Powers"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1998

"Social history with a hard edge, highly recommended. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
A fascinating, not to say spirited, study of the play of alcohol in Gilded Age history, focusing on the neighborhood bar. Read full book review >

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CRYING AT THE MOVIES by Madelon Sprengnether
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Another who-cares addition to the already groaning shelves of tell-alls. (10 photos)"
Sprengnether (English/Univ. of Minnesota) grapples with unresolved grief expressed in the unlikely setting of a movie theater. Read full book review >

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RON POWERS
by Megan Labrise

When Kelly Rindfleisch wrote the words, “No one cares about crazy people,” she never dreamed Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author Ron Powers would read them. 

“I cannot describe to you the emotion, the shockwave, that hit me when I read that quote,” says Powers, author of No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TARA'S TIARA by Mark Powers
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Slight missteps with puns and humor do not detract from this charming children's fantasy that deftly integrates real-life facts about an important ecosystem."
The natural world of the redwood forest and a fantasy world of fairy-like creatures combine in Powers' children's tale of a treasure quest and justice served. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DAY WITH NUMBERS by Christine Powers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"A companion volume, My Day with Animals, is in the same format. (Picture book. 1-5)"
``One child'' puts on ``two slippers'' and is greeted by ``three muffins'' at breakfast, then uses ``four crayons'' to make ``five drawings,'' and so on through a day that ends with ``nine books'' and ``ten yawns'' (labeled with Arabic numerals in their one appearance here). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CONFESSIONAL by J.L. Powers
FICTION
Released: July 10, 2007

"11 world revisiting issues of nationalism and prejudice makes this tale relevant to modern audiences. (Fiction. YA)"
Strained racial tensions snap after a student's violent death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUNFLOWER by Martha Powers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A hardcover debut that puts a harder edge on Mary Higgins Clark's early thrillers (Sheila has an active sex life, and so, regrettably, does the killer) but can't compete with the original's narrative drive."
For two years the Wisconsin town of River Oaks has been terrorized by somebody the press is dying to call the Goldilocks Killer because he preys on fair-haired young girls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BURY MY HEART ON KEPLER-452B by J.S. Powers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Big-idea sci-fi readers will likely find this an awesome, challenging ride."
A wealthy visionary races to launch humanity's first starship to a habitable planet before overpopulation, religious fanatics, and other 21st-century horrors destroy Earth in this sci-fi tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GAIN by Richard Powers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1998

"Yet another unconventional work from Powers, a novelist who never does the same thing twice, but not his strongest."
Never one to tread lightly or think small, Powers (Galatea 2.2, 1995, etc.) here tackles 170 years of US capitalism as embodied by a single corporation, binding it to the struggle of a midwestern mom to a cancer most likely caused by the same company's malfeasance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Three narrative strands that never fully come together."
Powers (The Man Who Flew the Memphis Belle, 2001, etc.) waxes nostalgic for his long-gone youth in Hannibal, Missouri, a place he shared "with a god of American literature," Mark Twain. Read full book review >

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THREE DAYS TO NEVER by Tim Powers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Not exactly a shapely construction—but, as Shakespeare's Othello might say, there's magic in the web of it."
Middle Eastern power struggles, the structural integrity of the space-time continuum and the secret life of Albert Einstein are among the ingredients blended with Machiavellian cunning by prizewinning fantasy author Powers (Declare, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE HISTORY OF SWIMMING by Kim Powers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2006

"A powerful nod to familial bonding, written with verve and genuine affection."
Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Powers initiates a desperate manhunt for his suicidal gay twin brother, who has vanished seven years after their tumultuous college days. Read full book review >