Search Results: "Mark Lee"


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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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YOU HAVEN’T DIED OF DYSENTERY. YET.
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Platinum Edition x 2

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: Going Out West

Bonus Factors: Diversity, Oregon Trail, Shakespearean Retelling

Relationship Status: Friends Forever

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

I adore this cover. It’s so simple, but manages to incorporate so many story references: the ...


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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 ...


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MARK HELPRIN
by Rhett Morgan

In both his travels and his writing, novelist Mark Helprin purposefully avoids the well-known icons and emblems associated with Paris, opting instead for everyday suburban streets and lesser-known architectural gems like the Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière. “That’s one of the reasons that Paris is so beautiful,” the author of Paris in the Present Tense points out. “They’ve taken such great ...


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THE SECRET'S OUT
by Leila Roy

While there’s no explicit rule against romantic relationships, our colonial ancestor jinxed them in her Last Word: “Beware ye aromateur; lay your traps of love, but do not yourself get caught.” Fall in love and, like Aunt Bryony, lose your supersniffer. It’s why Mother chose my father from a list of donors she got in the mail like a ...

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