Search Results: "Merrill Meadow"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Will resonate most with those who have already sat through Stevenson's classes."
The man who essentially invented the concept of entrepreneurship discusses some of the lessons he's learned. Read full book review >

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MERRILL MARKOE'S GUIDE TO LOVE by Merrill Markoe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A fun romp through the sillier side of love, best savored in small does."
Markoe (How to Be Hap-Hap-Happy Like Me, 1994), a columnist and Emmy Awardwinning former writer for David Letterman, is like a sassy friend who's fun to spend time with—although maybe not too much time all at once. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A unique travelogue boosted by wonderfully creative thinking with a political slant."
A celebrated poet, essayist and newly appointed (by President Obama) member of the National Council on the Humanities eloquently considers the global impact of our "Age of Terror." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 10, 1993

"Readers of Merrill will be naturally curious, but also probably at a bit of a loss. (Four pages of photographs)"
The still-tender gay identity of his early adulthood is the overarching theme of poet Merrill's memoir of a postwar European sojourn—30 months, beginning in 1950, during which he tried (impossibly) to keep his parents from too full a knowledge of his homosexuality while immersing himself in the high aesthetics common to Italy and to the group of gay expatriate exquisites he surrounded himself with. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Brace hilariously captures the tongue-wagging canine-turned-human trio with off-kilter perspectives that fill this offbeat look at a dog's life with fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Readers who ever hoped that their pets could become people will embrace this silly fantasy from Markoe (for adults, Merrill Markoe's Guide to Love, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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HERE BENEATH LOW-FLYING PLANES by Merrill Feitell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Altogether, a talented newcomer, winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award. (See Desaulniers, above.)"
Eight stories in a first collection, lightened by buoyant wit. Read full book review >

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GRASSHOPPER FALLS by Merrill Gilfillan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2000

"'Regionalism' that shows what honest, true writing is—and what it can do."
From poet and storywriter Gilfillan (Sworn Before Cranes, 1994), more story-sketches—or sketch-stories—with tone, texture, and detail that keep them invariably interesting and humane. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"'What Orthodoxy offers,' Merrill writes, 'is light.' As does he."
A gem that shows off Merrill-the-poet's gorgeous writing, and Merrill-the-reporter's sharp eye—and introduces a new Merrill, the pilgrim. Read full book review >

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SWORN BEFORE CRANES by Merrill Gilfillan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 1994

"Like the land they describe, Gilfillan's stories reward close attention by revealing layered signs of life."
Heart-wrenchingly well-written stories, often as stark as an Andrew Wyeth farmscape. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOSE DOWN, EYES UP by Merrill Markoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2008

"An amusing work, improved by the irresistible talking dogs."
In Markoe's latest comic novel (Walking in Circles Before Lying Down, 2006, etc.), a 47-year-old California dude learns some life lessons—mostly from his pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 1993

"An intelligent and literate work that could broaden American interest in soccer in time for our 1994 hosting—for the first time ever—of the World Cup."
An engaging journey through, as poet Merrill puts it, ``the enchanted lands of soccer.'' When, in 1990, the US team qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 40 years, Merrill (an avid amateur soccer player) followed the team through preliminary games stateside and then to Italy for the month-long tournament. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE NUMBERS by Judy Merrill Larsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The kind of uninspired melodrama seen on made-for-TV movies."
A pallid debut of revenge and redemption as a woman grieves the death of her young son. Read full book review >