Search Results: "Mark Allen Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"This distinguished book merits a place on every shelf, not just those built to meet multicultural needs. (index, b&w photos and illustrations, not seen, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Allen and Smith eschew polemics to deliver a collection of biographies marked by integrity and balance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 1992

The unnerving tale of Al Smith, a Fort Lauderdale police detective who went undercover as a hit man for hire, as told by crime writer McDonald (Blue Truth, 1991). Read full book review >

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BALLOON TREES by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2013

"Books for young listeners about how things are made are relatively rare; this one will stretch to fit a variety of goals. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
No, these trees don't bear balloons, but they are the starting place for the production of these popular objects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Exquisitely revealing and written with real polish: a first-class account."
A history of the modern stock market, detailing its transmogrification from a "gambling hell" run by speculators and cronies to a rational, sophisticated exchange open to all. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2012

"Witty, civilized and intelligent narcotourism."
A personal quest for the world's finest weed. Read full book review >

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SALTY by Mark Haskell Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"A romp to relish."
Thai pirates kidnap a chubby ex-rock star's supermodel squeeze. Read full book review >

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In the Shadow of a Pale Horse by Mark Smith
Released: Jan. 25, 2013

"Even though it drags in places, Smith's first novel successfully blends deep family drama with dark, supernatural elements."
A supernatural soap opera with compelling family dynamics at its center. Read full book review >

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GHOST(S) by Mark Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2017

"A sometimes-flippant tale of puzzling murders bolstered by an amiable, unlikely hero."
In Smith's debut thriller, a psychologist comes to believe that a patient, who claims to have four ghosts in his body, is responsible for a number of deaths. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Of considerable interest to all readers of Twain but especially to working writers following Twain's habit of tracking his astonishing writing income—even though, as he writes, 'if I should run out of all other nourishment I believe I could live on compliments.'"
In which the greatest of American writers goes into the night—and not such a good night at that, and not at all gently. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 1996

"This is essential reading for anyone interested in the course of contemporary American Indian politics. (25 b&w photos, not seen)"
A well-documented, highly readable history of three turbulent years in the history of Native America. Read full book review >

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THREE TERRIBLE TRINS by Dick King-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 1994

"A lively comic adventure. (Fiction. 8-12)"
King-Smith (Sophie in the Saddle, 1994, etc.) parodies human behavior in another of his animal fantasies. Read full book review >

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MOSES AND THE ANGELS by Ileene Smith Sobel
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 9, 1999

"It's an entertaining volume, surely destined for applications beyond the obvious religious ones. (Folklore. 8-12)"
In a collection that shows religion brushed with mystery, Sobel retells the stories of Moses, who is always surrounded by angels, his life washed in magic, miracles, and exaggerations. Read full book review >