Search Results: "Mark K. Shriver"


BOOK REVIEW

SHRIVER by Chris Belden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Good writers from Mary McCarthy and Randall Jarrell to Jane Smiley and David Lodge have written fine sendups of academia, and while Belden makes no bid to join that pantheon with his slight effort, he does supply a welcome reminder of the genre's more rewarding practitioners."
Misadventures follow when a man who believes he has been mistaken for a famous novelist still accepts an invitation to attend a college's annual writers' conference. Read full book review >

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PILGRIMAGE by Mark K. Shriver
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Excerpts from Bergoglio's writings give an even more intimate look at our current pope, although it's unfortunate Shriver was unable to interview him."
The author's personal journey to find out whether the new pope is "the real deal" and thereby get in closer touch with his own Catholicism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"A fairly straightforward, rueful memoir in which the author achieves frank self-acceptance."
The son of recently deceased Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy Shriver reflects on his father's towering achievements. Read full book review >

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K by Hong Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A delicate and exquisite success: Hong infuses real life with the drama and pathos of the best fiction."
A fictionalized account of a love affair Julian Bell conducted with a Chinese woman during the mid-1930s, by London-based novelist Hong (Summer of Betrayal, 1997; a memoir, Daughter of the River, 1999). Read full book review >

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DOSSIER K by Imre Kertész
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"The author's novels may provide a better introduction to his work, but this memoir will help to further illuminate them."
Kertész, the first Hungarian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, interrogates himself in a provocative memoir that will deepen the understanding of those already familiar with his novels. Read full book review >

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K-9 by Rohan Gavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"A teeth-gnashing thriller more macabre than its predecessor, it will have readers (ahem) howling for a third. (Mystery. 10-14)"
The second in the Knightley and Son series gets a little darker, offering more bite, tragedy and paternal dysfunction, as well as respectable levels of gore. Read full book review >

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K-POP by Stuart A. Kallen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Though English-language books on Korean pop culture are unfortunately quite rare, only complete newbies will find this overview informative. (glossary, recommended albums, source notes, selected bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A breezy but flawed introduction to Korean pop music for novice fans. Read full book review >

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K FALLS by Skye Kathleen Moody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 16, 2001

"A fish-counter has an easier job than the poor reader, who must sort out an overabundance of fishy characters, politics, and (bad) poetry."
Fleeing Kettle Falls, Washington, for Astoria, Oregon, Darla Denny lands a job at a bank and a nameless boyfriend. Read full book review >

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MISSING MARK by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2009

"Nicely done, if not groundbreaking, with a likable heroine in an intriguing profession."
TV investigative reporter Riley Spartz has an instinct about stories, and the unexplained disappearance of a groom-to-be gets her juices flowing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 20, 2001

"A coffee-table volume that someone might actually read—and enjoy. The wonders of Burns and Company never cease. (110 b&w and 40 color illustrations)"
What comes after baseball, the Civil War, and jazz? Mark Twain, of course. Read full book review >

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K STREET by M.A. Lawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"With characters as flat as construction paper and a formulaic plot, this book manages what other thrillers about the NSA have failed to do: make it boring."
Kay Hamilton—former Drug Enforcement Administration agent and woman of steel—takes on the all-knowing National Security Agency in the third entry in Lawson's series (Viking Bay, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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ZERO K by Don DeLillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"DeLillo's latest novel asks compelling questions, but its answers are a bit shopworn."
A cryogenic facility beyond the edges of civilization provokes a series of meditations on death and life. Read full book review >