Search Results: "Matt Greene"


BOOK REVIEW

OSTRICH by Matt Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Looming over this novel is Mark Haddon's tale of an autistic boy, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. This work is its miniature."
Are Mum and Dad splitting up? What's with the hamster? And how to handle this brain tumor thing? These questions weigh on the 12-year-old protagonist of British author Greene's slack first novel. Read full book review >

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LADIES FIRST WITH RUBY SHAMIR AND MATT FAULKNER
by Julie Danielson

During any given year, readers would be entertained and uplifted by Ruby Shamir’s What’s the Big Deal About First Ladies, illustrated by Matt Faulkner. The first in a series for children about American history, it’s an engaging, fact-filled celebration of the first ladies in the White House and the unique contributions each made to this country – and with such ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PRODIGAL SONS by Sheldon Greene
Released: July 13, 2009

"A page-turner with emotional depth."
An Israeli secret agent hunts Nazi war criminals in this rich psychological thriller. Read full book review >

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HE WAS A MIDWESTERN BOY ON HIS OWN by Bob Greene
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"Occasionally, his prose steers into the pious or the sentimental (dying children, the lost joys of youth), but for the most part this is a softly philosophical, gently humane, highly entertaining harvesting from one of America's very best columnists."
Another greatly engaging collection of Greene's Chicago Tribune and Esquire columns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL SUMMER LONG by Bob Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1993

"Rose-tinted, high-rolling male wish-fulfillment: the answer to every man's mid-life crisis, but terminally tedious as a novel."
A treacly fiction debut from veteran journalist and Chicago Tribune columnist Greene (Hang Time, 1991, etc.): the story of three former high-school chums who decide to take a last summer off together after attending their 25th reunion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CURSED by Victoria Greene
Released: March 13, 2012

"Young and old readers can sink their teeth into this one."
In first-time author Greene's paranormal young-adult thriller, Ethan survives a beast's attack only to realize that he's slowly turning into a werewolf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 2002

"There's always something afoot in these pages, but the atmosphere bespeaks sweet torpor as Greene pursues an infusion of pleasure, a modest slice of history, an honest sense of place."
The story of yet another French country house and its travails in the hands of its new, non-French owners, this time told in a relaxed, un-selfconscious, and observant fashion by poet Greene (American Spirituals, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DENISE LEVERTOV by Dana Greene
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2012

"This compelling study deftly blends personal details with consideration of the poet's craft."
A major poet of the 20th century receives her first biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1961

"All in all, it is expectedly fragmentary and unexpectedly revealing, and of primary concern to those who are more seriously interested in Greene- the writer."
This slim book consists of two journals which Greene kept on two trips to Africa- in 1941 and in 1959. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2011

"Timely, accessible and compelling guidance from a veteran health-and-wellness guru."
Bestselling author and life motivator Greene (The Life You Want, 2010, etc.) plumbs the secrets to looking and feeling younger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUIET AMERICAN by Graham Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 1956

"It should assure a wider audience than Robert Shaplen's A Forest of Tigers (Knopf) which deals with this theme and this part of the world."
........ is a disquieting examination of a central, contemporary issue, and substitutes political conscience for the spiritual concern of Greene's recent vela but the battleground is still a highly personal terrain- and an individual is the chief casualty. Read full book review >