Search Results: "Michael Cho"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Szpirglas, who describes himself as 'Just a guy who happens to think weird animals and gross facts are cool,' lists 38 researchers and experts consulted in an impressive concluding page of 'Amazingly Awesome Acknowledgments.' (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Face it, Szpirglas tells us, the world we live in is definitely gross—and we're pretty yucky, too. 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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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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COUNTING DOWN TO MIDWINTER
by Leila Roy

The American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting starts in a little under two weeks. Most people look forward to the conference because it’s when the Youth Media Awards are held—when we get to find out which books won the Newbery and the Caldecott and the Printz and the Pura Belpré and the Stonewall and the Coretta Scott King awards. For award ...


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I HAVE CHOSEN TO STAY AND FIGHT by Margaret Cho
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2005

"More or less a transcript from an Air America show on the verge of being cancelled."
Standup comic Cho continues her reinvention as mouthy leftist radical, with mixed results. Read full book review >

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SORCERER TO THE CROWN by Zen Cho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A decidedly promising start."
Set in an alternate, magical England during the Napoleonic Wars, Cho's debut novel is at once a comedy of manners and a sharp metacomment concerning racism and misogyny in the fantasy genre. Read full book review >

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American Water Tears: A Grandmaster's Story by Han D. Cho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"A slim but potent slice of Korean history, told through the lives of a troubled family."
Two estranged Korean brothers weather their differences to rediscover their blood bond in martial arts instructor Cho's debut novel. Read full book review >

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PHOENIX IN A JADE BOWL by Bonnie Bongwan Cho Oh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2013

"A powerfully understated memoir that offers a glimpse into Korean history and a story of the strength of familial bonds."
A slim memoir about life in Korea from the mid-1930s through the Korean War and beyond. Read full book review >

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The Truth The Whole Truth Nothing but the Truth by Michael
NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2011

"Sprightly throughout, this volume portrays a belief system that is vehement though rarely novel."
A debut book offers a no-nonsense guide to biblical teachings, with a particular emphasis on the truth found in the Bible itself. Read full book review >

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LOST DOG by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A delightful story with wide appeal beyond the early-reader designation. (Early reader/picture book. 2-8)"
A huge dog named Pete gets really lost on the way to Grandma's house for a birthday celebration. Read full book review >

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MR. BALL MAKES A TO-DO LIST by Michael Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A wild romp, with the volume turned up to 11. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
A manic Pac-Man lookalike loves making to-do lists, but he has a certain amount of trouble (read: major difficulties) following through. Read full book review >