Search Results: "Matt Collins"


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MICHAEL COLLINS by James Mackay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Despite minor shortcomings, this is the best life of Collins now available, published just in time to coincide with Neil Jordan's film Michael Collins, with Liam Neeson in the lead role."
A stirring, comprehensive life of the great Irish patriot. ``If you think you understand what's going on, you're just confused,'' says a graffito current in Belfast. Read full book review >

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WILKIE COLLINS by Peter Ackroyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A compact, pithy, and generous biography of a novelist who found great success despite writing in the age of Dickens, Eliot, and Trollope."
The latest installment in the author's Brief Lives series is dedicated to the popular British novelist Wilkie Collins (1824-1889). Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Investigative journalism at its relentless and compassionate best."
An award-winning journalist uncovers the suppressed story behind the death of Matthew Shepard, the gay University of Wyoming student whose 1998 murder rocked the nation. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Readers will be charmed by Mamie's story of hope in a difficult moment in American history. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's 1969, and 10-year-old Mamie Anderson is writing letters to Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins. Read full book review >

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SACAJAWEA by Kathleen Krull
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"The author of the justly renowned What the Neighbors Thought series digs a little deeper with these equally engaging single volumes. (source and reading lists, indexes) (Biography. 9-11)"
This brisk and pithy series kickoff highlights Sacagawea's unique contributions to the Lewis and Clark expedition. Read full book review >

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ROLLER DERBY RIVALS by Sue Macy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Positively riveting. (author's note, timeline, sources, further reading) (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
As they did in Basketball Belles (2011), Macy and Collins offer a superb social study through a sports lens. Read full book review >

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TRUDY'S BIG SWIM by Sue Macy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A valuable addition to picture-book biographies of women who made waves in history. (afterword) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This picture-book biography of the first woman to swim the English Channel makes a big splash. Read full book review >

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OUT IN LEFT FIELD by Don Lemna
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Young fans of Robert Newton Peck's Soup titles will find much to enjoy in this funny, episodic, historical novel full of realistic characters and light family drama. (Historical fiction. 8-11)"
How is a guy supposed to live down taking a baseball to the noggin in the critical moment of an inter-town baseball game in the waning days of summer 1947? Read full book review >

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COLLINS COMPLETE WORKS OF OSCAR WILDE by Oscar Wilde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"A necessary volume for libraries and a very welcome one for those wishing to explore more of the facets of one of the most original minds of late—Victorian England."
paper 0-00-472383-X Almost from the moment of his death in1900, Oscar Wilde's astonishingly large and diverse body of work has been dismissed by a succession of critics as mediocre, distinguished only by—in the words of the Times Literary Supplement——one perfect play, one memorable poem, and —De Profundis.—— This hefty gathering of his plays, stories, poems, essays, and criticism has been continuously in print in England since 1948, suggesting that a persistent body of readers feels otherwise. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND MATT AND HENA THE WHORE by Adam Zameenzad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 1993

"Much powerful writing, and the events described have all too many parallels, but cumulatively more homily than novel."
Also from Zameenzad (see above): a well-meaning, often mystical story of children trying to survive in war-torn Africa—a story with special resonances considering the situation in Somalia but one that makes more for inspiration than literature. Read full book review >