Search Results: "Michael B. King"


BOOK REVIEW

Democracy's Missing Arsenal by Michael B. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A flawless blending of actual and potential events, aided by an engaging narrator."
In the first of their planned three-volume alternative American history, King and Bredehoft expertly plot the effects of the South's victory in the Civil War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"Stay tuned for the third installment: a treatment of WWII (here the 'Third Alliance War')."
In an alternative history sequel, King and Bredehoft (Democracy's Missing Arsenal, 2013) chart the solidification of a Great Power Alliance and envision a subtly different 1914-18 war. Read full book review >

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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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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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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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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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BOOK REVIEW

LORIEN LOST by Michael King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Quirkily charming in a literary way, though many readers will be put off by Milton's lack of substance—or that of any other of King's characters."
A dreamy first novel, owing more than a little to Lewis Carroll, that's set in a wholly imaginary Victorian England. Read full book review >

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MILLI, JACK, AND THE DANCING CAT by Stephen Michael King
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"There's a raft of picture books on the theme out there; with such examples as Peter H. Reynold's The Dot (2003) available, this stands as an additional purchase. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A parable of creativity fails to deliver enough story to hang its message on. Read full book review >

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MUTT DOG! by Stephen Michael King
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"If it lacks the mastery of Marc Simont's The Stray Dog (2001), it is still nicely satisfying in its own right. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A scruffy little street mutt finds a home in this small, sweet tale. Read full book review >

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FIRST CALL: GREETING 2017 WITH TROUBLE-FRAUGHT STORIES IN HAND
by J. Kingston Pierce

There are some years when it’s pretty easy to pick out which first-quarter crime, mystery, and thriller novels are destined to become the Big Reads, those books that enjoy extraordinary promotions and generate the most word-of-mouth. Such is not the case heading into the initial three months of 2017. There are so many promising new works by so many familiar ...


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A SPECIAL KIND OF LOVE by Stephen Michael King
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"The illustrations are endearingly soft and a bit sentimental, like the story itself. (Picture book. 3-7)"
There's more to this exploration of a father-son relationship than is suggested by the dreary title. Read full book review >