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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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 >

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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 >

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GRAVITY CHANGES  by Zach Powers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"A fanciful take on life, love, tragedy, and human connection that draws its strength from insight instead of artifice."
Flying children, lovely light bulbs, and unusually expressive faces are just some of the wonders that populate the world of Powers' debut short story collection. Read full book review >

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THE YELLOW BIRDS by Kevin Powers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Powers writes with a rawness that brings the sights and smells as well as the trauma and decay of war home to the reader."
A novel about the poetry and the pity of war. Read full book review >

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SPARTANICA by Powers Molinar
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A sci-fi adventure with action, fantastical creatures and worthy protagonists that will likely make readers want to know what happens next."
Molinar's debut sci-fi adventure offers the tale of two brothers who travel to another world, where survivors of ruined cities battle ferocious beings and sinister forces. Read full book review >

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THE GOLD BUG VARIATIONS by Richard Powers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 1991

"A formidable masterpiece, deeply vital and sparkling in its many facets, whimsical in its prose yet precise in its elucidation- -rewarding in every sense but, in particular, a profoundly moving love story."
Triumphantly true to form, Powers continues the densely layered and intricate plotting found in his earlier novels (Prisoner's Dilemma, Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance) in this stunning epic that delves into molecular genetics, music, and information science, eloquently combining the mysteries of love and the passionate pursuit of knowledge. Read full book review >

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THE ECHO MAKER by Richard Powers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"One of our best novelists (The Time of Our Singing, 2003, etc.) once again extends his unparalleled range."
The theme of cognitive disorder, variously explored in Powers's forbiddingly brainy earlier fiction, is the central subject of his eerie, accomplished ninth novel. Read full book review >

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PASSAGE by Sandy Powers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2011

"The rare family scrapbook that isn't boring to the outsider."
A mother's collected memories reveal her remarkable life in this work of nonfiction. Read full book review >

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OPERATION WANDERING SOUL by Richard Powers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 1993

"Mingling wisps of whimsy and a hard-edged, surgical view, this cuts deeply into the human condition—to a dark, profoundly troubled place where hope and despair exist side by side."
Childhood innocence—imperiled through the ages and nowhere more at risk than in the heart of modern Los Angeles—stands as the imposing theme of Powers's latest complex, wrenching saga. Read full book review >