Search Results: "Mark Winegardner"


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THAT’S TRUE OF EVERYBODY by Mark Winegardner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"A short string of gems in a beautifully constructed and well-ordered collection."
From novelist Winegardner (Crooked River Burning, 2001, etc.), a debut collection of 13 stories, mostly set in Cleveland or the rural Midwest. Read full book review >

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CROOKED RIVER BURNING by Mark Winegardner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Vance Bourjaily and Harvey Swados used to write replete, ambitious novels like Crooked River Burning. A wonderful read that brings the (recently much neglected) urban tradition in American fiction vibrantly back to life."
Dos Passos's classic trilogy U.S.A. now has a rival, in this richly plotted, consistently engrossing big novel, which examines "the enormous dreams of a great northern city" as lived by its two principals and other members of the political and personal "worlds" through which they move. Read full book review >

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THE VERACRUZ BLUES by Mark Winegardner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"An absorbing, episodic account of a brief fiesta that still lights up the summer game's storied past."
In the age-old tradition of romancers who refuse to let facts stand in the way of a great story, first-novelist Winegardner (Prophet of the Sandlots, 1990) hits the outside corner with an evocative reprise of Mexican baseball's single season in the sun. Read full book review >

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THE GODFATHER’S REVENGE by Mark Winegardner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Bloody and bombastic—a top-notch addition to the saga."
Faux Kennedy brothers, elaborate detailings of byzantine Cosa Nostra politics, steamy pulp-fiction prose, a hot murder mystery and a cartoonishly epic cast make this Godfather installment a worthy addition to the chronicle of la famigilia Corleone. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1991

"Another six months playing a young man's game—and some accolades for that rarity, a baseball book unblemished by egomania."
A diary of the 1990 minor-league season, written by Fireovid, the minor's winningest pitcher in the 1980's, and edited by Winegardner (Prophet of the Sandlots, 1989; Elvis Presley Boulevard, 1987). 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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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 >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Providing an expansive view of Rothko and his milieu, and rich in information about the New York art scene—but a breathless enthusiasm for his subject leads Breslin to descriptive excess, especially with regard to individual paintings. (Color & b&w illustrations)"
The full-bodied fruit of seven years' labor—a zealous, uncommonly kind portrait of one of Abstract Expressionism's irascible masters—from Breslin (William Carlos Williams, 1970). 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 >