Search Results: "Michael Crummey"


BOOK REVIEW

RIVER THIEVES by Michael Crummey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2002

"There's a literary renaissance underway just north of us, and Crummey's quite literally astonishing debut novel is one of the brightest jewels in its crown."
A little-known historical atrocity—the extinction of the Beothuk ("Red") Indians of central Newfoundland—becomes an authentic tragedy in this brilliantly constructed, immensely moving debut novel by an award-winning Canadian poet and short-story writer. Read full book review >

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SWEETLAND by Michael Crummey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2015

"Through its crusty protagonist, Crummey's shrewd, absorbing novel tells us how rich a life can be, even when experienced in the narrowest of physical confines."
On the small fictional island of Sweetland, just south of Newfoundland, a former lighthouse keeper becomes the last man standing when he refuses to accept a government resettlement package—much to everyone's exasperation. Read full book review >

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GALORE by Michael Crummey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2011

"A lively, eccentric, mythmaking novel inspired by 200 years of Canadian history."
Ghosts, gangsters, mermen and a Christ-like healer who emerges from the belly of a beached whale are among the attractions in a boisterous, one-of-a-kind folk epic about feuding intermarried clans in Newfoundland. 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 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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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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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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TUGBOAT by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"Children who love boats will thrill at the sights and see that small size does not preclude great strength. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
It's all in a day's work for a tugboat. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S MY HOMEWORK? by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"If only all students were as diligent and truthful as this one (and every homework search turned out as happily). (Picture book. 5-7)"
It turns out the dog really did eat the homework. Read full book review >