Search Results: "Michael Andrew"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 6, 2011

"Andrew's intentions are beyond reproach, but his tendency to preach his lessons learned without allowing readers to experience the learning alongside him makes the memoir less effective and memorable than if he were to detail in more depth the recovery he helped advance."
Andrew's memoir of time spent as an independent aid worker in earthquake-stricken Haiti details the red tape faced by large aid organizations. 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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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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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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GLORIOUS BASTARDS
by Thea James

I look around, from face to face. We all knew the same thing. We were in this together.

Until the very end.

Sixteen-year-old Tilla is the daughter of Lord Kent, preeminent noble of the Western Province. She is also a bastard—and try as she might to impress her father, there’s no changing the fact that her mother was a lowly ...


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THE CELLO PLAYER by Michael Krüger
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Wonderful. Alert all who hunger for the stimulus of real intellectual entertainment."
From Krüger (Himmelfarb, 1993, etc.), prize-winning author in his native Germany, a seriocomic gem about a modern composer whose past—it seems—comes back to haunt him. Read full book review >

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THE LONEY by Andrew Michael Hurley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"Mysterious and bleak, atmospheric and creepy—but, ironically, the novel lacks soul."
Years after a disturbing incident changes his life, a man finally tells the story of what happened to him and his brother in Hurley's tension-filled debut. Read full book review >

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ANDREW SEAN GREER
by Megan Labrise

For bestselling novelist Andrew Sean Greer, Less represents a grand departure in more ways than one.

“I was writing another book that was my typical style,” says the author of five preceding fictions, including The Path of Minor Planets and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, “sort of poignant, sort of wistful. And I was getting nowhere with ...


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BITCH PLANET AND ANOTHER CASTLE - GRIMOIRE

I recently read two trades that on the surface, could not be more different but which underneath present similar arcs of feminist liberation.

Bitch Planet: President Bitch is the second volume in the ongoing dystopian science fiction saga written by Kelly Sue DeConnick and illustrated by Valentine De Landro. The series is set in a futurist world where the Patriarchy ...


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CREATURE ABC by Andrew Zuckerman
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Older children won't tire of staring into the eyes and souls of such beautiful, mysterious creatures. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This adaption of Zuckerman's adult pictorial Creature (2007) uses white backdrops in striking juxtaposition with brilliantly detailed photographs to introduce animals and the ABCs. Read full book review >

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LES & RONNIE STEP OUT by Andrew Kolb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"This odd couple doesn't need any lessons on friendship, though perhaps they could use some pointers on safe skateboarding. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Type-A personality learns to walk in someone else's shoes (literally!) after an accident. Read full book review >