Search Results: "Mark Kriegel"


BOOK REVIEW

PISTOL by Mark Kriegel
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Sure to send readers in search of the highlight reel."
The bittersweet tale of Pistol Pete, one of basketball's most talented and tragic legends. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD SON by Mark Kriegel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Mostly entertaining but not a standout. Coulda been a contender, but the author touches too lightly on the hard questions about celebrity, violence and money in America."
FOXSports.com columnist Kriegel (Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich, 2007, etc.) tells the story of a Youngstown, Ohio, lightweight boxer whose brief championship reign included a notorious 1982 bout that ended with the death of opponent Duk Koo Kim. Read full book review >

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NAMATH by Mark Kriegel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2004

"Namath was no angel, thank goodness, but this evocative portrait shows him at play in the fields of magic."
Meaty biography of Broadway Joe from sports-columnist-turned-novelist Kriegel (Bless Me, Father, 1995). Read full book review >

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BLESS ME, FATHER by Mark Kriegel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 1995

"The plot wanders off at the end and barely finds its way back; such a lapse, in an otherwise impressive debut, is easy to forgive."
Another Mob book? 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 >

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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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WOLF MARK by Joseph Bruchac
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A solid entry into the paranormal market, with an appealingly different hero. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
A loner teen finds himself caught up in a paranormal paramilitary threat—but he has both untapped personal resources and some unlikely allies to help him out. Read full book review >

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THE MARK by Jacques Leslie
Released: March 16, 1995

"Good snapshots rather than a coherent moving picture. (12 pages photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A journalist's recollection of reporting in Vietnam—and its force in shaping his consciousness. ``I must have been the greenest reporter who ever set foot in Vietnam,'' declares former Los Angeles Times reporter Leslie, who arrived there in 1972, less than four years out of Yale. Read full book review >

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MARK MORRIS by Joan Acocella
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"By throwing a clear light on both the man and his gift, she endears Morris to us, allows us to respect him more, and gives us a greater understanding of both him and his art. (Forty-plus photos—not seen)"
Choreographer Mark Morris always elicits extreme reactions in audiences—but even those who hate, or are baffled by, his work can't deny that he's one of the most important creative figures in dance. Read full book review >

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EXCLAMATION MARK by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Funny and spirited (and secretly educational, but nobody will notice). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Punctuation with pizzazz. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 19, 2012

"This smart, stylish series opener raises the bar for paranormal fiction, leaving readers impatient for the next installment. (author's note) (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)"
Crime noir meets paranormal romance in this addictive thriller about two London teens in whom the fae awakens, conferring abilities at once exhilarating and harshly stigmatized. Read full book review >

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PAPA’S MARK by Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2004

"Heartfelt. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Talk of the upcoming election permeates the African-American community because, for the first time, they will be permitted to vote alongside their white neighbors. Read full book review >