Search Results: "Mark Lee Gardner"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2016

"A rousing and robust story about the immortal charge and the significant role played in the war by Theodore Roosevelt, the only American president to be awarded the Medal of Honor."
One of the "iconic moments in American history" is scrutinized in heroic detail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Written in the breathless prose that seems obligatory for this genre and with more sympathy to the subjects than seems necessary, the book is still a gripping read and probably tells all there is to tell about a legendary group of psychopaths."
An action-packed, admiring portrait of the James-Younger gang that robbed people, banks and trains for a decade before retiring, dying or stewing in prison. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST TRIBE by Mark Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1998

"Still, diverting and unusual, from Lee's mad expatriates to his often desperate but bemused Africans. (Author tour)"
Poet/playwright's Lee's first novel, set in contemporary West Africa and loosely reminiscent of Heart of Darkness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CANAL HOUSE by Mark Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2003

"Journalist Lee (Atlantic Monthly, Los Angeles Times, etc.) uses his foreign correspondent experience impressively. Once he matches that with well-developed characters, we'll be looking at a major talent."
Second-novelist Lee (The Lost Tribe, 1998) spans three continents, mixing high-stakes suspense with erotic intrigue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PROVINCE OF HOPE by Mark Lee Kirchmeier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2006

"A simple, flawed novel that somehow manages to be affecting."
A young, bipolar gay man struggles to find love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNOCKING AT THE OPEN DOOR by R.E. Mark Lee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2016

"Thorough, if dry, recollections from a guru's follower."
A debut philosophical memoir describes the life of a spiritual thinker's devotee. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

20 BIG TRUCKS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET by Mark Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Truck-lovers will beg for repeat reads, with little ones 'reading along' from memory. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When an ice cream truck breaks down, a truck traffic jam ensues: the perfect attraction for the vehicle-obsessed in this captivating counting book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"A compelling combination of techno-history and visionary philosophy. (First serial to Vanity Fair; author tour)"
The inventor of the World Wide Web tells how he did it, and what it means. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


Read the full post >

BLOG POST

SOME SUNNY READING FOR A STRANGE SPRING
by Bobbi Dumas

Is spring a little wiggy for you this year? In Wisconsin, it really can’t figure out what it wants to do. A week or so ago it was a sunny eighty degrees and now it’s cool and rainy, hovering around fifty. Thankfully there are so many bright books releasing these days that we can find sun in their pages, if ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

PERDITA by Faith Gardner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"An edgy, intriguing debut novel of suspense, suspicion, and surprise. (Suspense. 14-18)"
When she starts seeing the ghost of her sister's recently drowned friend, troubled 16-year-old Arielle worries she may be "a little bit crazy." Read full book review >