Search Results: "Michael Albo"


BOOK REVIEW

RUNNING WITH MONSTERS by Bob Forrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An adequate recovery memoir."
A walk on the wild side of Los Angeles rock, as a junkie musician-turned-celebrity rehab counselor tells the story of his recovery, while suggesting that he still has some issues. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"The rare one-joke book that never gets old, with a pleasingly tangy aftertaste."
As heard on This American Life, here's a little something for any who've ever had a "friend" whose amazing life made their own seem pathetic. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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THE SCARY WIND by Pablo  Albo
by Pablo Albo, illustrated by Gómez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"This pair of Spanish friends should find fans in the States. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Are those swirling leaves…or a monster!? Read full book review >

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MICHAEL TWITTY
by Gregory McNamee

Recipes, like people, have DNA. It may take some ferreting out, some hard kitchen testing, some documentary research, and some more tasting and adjusting, but eventually that yellowed slip of paper tucked into grandmom’s copy of Joy of Cooking will yield its ancestry, reveal its origins through the patina of the past, and show how tastes and ingredients have changed ...


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ÉDOUARD LOUIS
by Rhett Morgan

In 2014 at the age of 22, Édouard Louis published his first novel, The End of Eddy, in France and caused a sensation in the French press. Like another recently celebrated European author, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Louis takes directly from his own life to craft bleak images. Also like Knausgaard, he came under intense media scrutiny as investigative journalists sought ...


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SPIN THE WHEEL OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY TO FIND A GREAT READ
by John DeNardo

Speculative fiction comes in many flavors.  Want to see for yourself? Spin the wheel of Science Fiction & Fantasy and find your next excellent read!

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In More of Me by Kathryn Evans, a teenage girl deals with the trials of her teenage years and then some. To all outward appearances, Teva appears like an ordinary teenager with all ...


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MAKING MUSIC WITH MUDDY
by Julie Danielson

I love to see well-crafted picture book biographies of musicians. Some of my favorite picture books ever fall into this category—Chris Raschka’s Charlie Parker Played Be Bop; Andrea Davis Pinkney’s Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, illustrated by Brian Pinkney; Gary Golio’s Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow,illustrated by Javaka Steptoe; and Spirit Seeker: John Coltrane’s Musical Journey, also ...


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THE SEEDS OF FRIENDSHIP by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"An immigrant story without angst and with lots of love and hope. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small, brown boy named Adam loves his new home, a tall building in a big city, but he misses the warmth of the place he is from. Read full book review >

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WAZDOT? by Michael Slack
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"Good, silly fun wrapped in crisp graphics. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Robot extraterrestrials encounter a farm on Earth. Read full book review >

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BULLY BAIT by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An important message, humorously delivered, that will appeal to Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In an illustrated novel, the first in a proposed series, cartoonist Fry (Over the Hedge) humorously mines the world of middle school as seen through the eyes of bullied Nick to answer the question: Can three oddballs team together to take down the school bully? Read full book review >