Search Results: "Michael Byers"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"A thoughtful introduction to a complex, often baffling subject."
If Britain suspected that a Boston bar harbored IRA terrorists, would it be justified in lobbing cruise missiles into the city? Canadian legal scholar Byers doesn't raise the question, but he achieves plenty of similar provocations in this lucid primer. Read full book review >

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THE COAST OF GOOD INTENTIONS by Michael Byers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 1998

"The sensitivity to simple human drama is acute in all of these stories, and rather than being ruined by a certain sameness, they offer steady reassurance that quiet determination can make a difference."
A strong debut collection of eight stark stories about decent, ordinary people getting on with life in the Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >

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PERCIVAL’S PLANET by Michael Byers
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A fine study in the psychology of yearning, elegantly told."
A closely observed saga of scientific discovery—but with stolen kisses, madness and plenty of other complications. Read full book review >

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LONG FOR THIS WORLD by Michael Byers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2003

"Deep and real."
Superheated Seattle is the setting for a wise story of ethics and family affection. Read full book review >

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THE HOLOCAUST OVERVIEW by Ann Byers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"This is a solid introduction to the series, but is also effective as a stand-alone volume, a starting point in the curriculum. (chronology, notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
In this introductory volume to the Holocaust Remembered series, Byers presents a comprehensive and dramatic history of the Holocaust aimed at middle-schoolers. Read full book review >

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IDIOPATHY by Sam Byers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"Throughout, words are platitudes, words are weapons, words are what distinguish this generation from the diseased cattle across the novel's backdrop. Perhaps. Here's hoping the promising novelist finds a depth of meaning that eludes his characters."
A darkly comic novel turns bleaker and sadder as a generation of perennially adolescent Britons struggles to find love, or meaning, or maturity or something. Read full book review >

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SHUCKED by Erin Byers Murray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An average foodie memoir."
The toils and pleasures of oystering. Read full book review >

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GOAD OF HONOR by Stephen P. Byers
Released: July 13, 2012

"An intricately drawn family saga."
Family ties are both a curse and a blessing in the latest novel from Byers (Bent Coin, 2012, etc). 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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