Search Results: "Michael Farquhar"


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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 21, 2015

"Candid snapshots of some truly bad days in the bleak annals of civilization."
This potpourri of pop history presents tales of bad calls and unanswered calls, of mishaps, mayhem, murder and a few innocent mistakes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2014

"An easy-reading, lightweight history lesson. Farquhar's tales of totalitarianism make one wonder if the secrets behind so many centuries of cruelty could be in the DNA."
More tales from the nasty lives of global royalty. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2011

"A palatable, lively rendition of the British imperial blues."
A succinct romp through the perennially popular gyrations of British royalty. 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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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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CAT SAYS MEOW by Michael Arndt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"This is one of those rare picture books with something for everyone to enjoy, beginning with colors, sounds and shapes for the youngest. (Picture book. 2-7)"
No other book of simple sentences about animal sounds also boasts eye-catching, often humorous graphics that show the letters of the sound forming the animal's head or body. Read full book review >

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IT'S AN ORANGE AARDVARK! by Michael Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Suspenseful and entertaining; all-around great fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Get ready for some hilarity and hijinks as five ants discover what's really outside their stump home in this die-cut offering from Hall. Read full book review >

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THE CARDINAL AND THE CROW by Michael Moniz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Though the theme's upstanding, the book as a whole is little more than just pleasant. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A picture-book parable set in the animal world with the themes of bullying and forgiveness. Read full book review >

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TAFFY SALTWATER'S YUMMY SUMMER DAY by Michael Paraskevas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"A muddled and not particularly pleasant tale of a day at the beach. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Taffy Saltwater and her friends set out to build the most spectacular sand castle ever. Read full book review >

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CUTE & CUTER by Michael Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Cute overload. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Janie Jane's birthday presents are cute—and in competition for her attention. Read full book review >