Search Results: "Michael Holroyd"


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ON WHEELS by Michael Holroyd
NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2013

"An entertaining personal essay, short and sweet, about the cars in the life of Holroyd."
Prodigious British biographer and memoirist Holroyd (A Book of Secrets, 2011, etc.) tells of memorable automobiles in his life and in the lives of those about whom he has written. Read full book review >

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MOSAIC by Michael Holroyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Navel-gazing, then, but redeemed by the author's rich power of memory and mellifluous voice: the telling's the thing, not the story."
Veteran biographer Holroyd (Bernard Shaw, 1998, etc.) digs up some more material on his most recent subject: his own family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Holroyd keeps a lightly even voice throughout so that every word Shaw utters—and he is clearly the greatest wit in the English language—glistens with intelligence against his fading hopes for humanity. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Triumphant closing of Holroyd's massive life of George Bernard Shaw (1856-1951), begun with The Search for Love (1988) and The Pursuit of Power (1989)—a work 15 years in the writing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Purportedly Holroyd's 'last book,' this is an elegant literary study by a seasoned biographer and wonderfully engaging writer."
An elegiac work of literary archaeology by the knighted British biographer of Bernard Shaw and Lytton Strachey. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2009

"A crowded, thoroughly captivating canvas of cultural history."
Biographer and memoirist Holroyd (Mosaic, 2004, etc.) re-creates the separate and shared histories of two theater immortals. Read full book review >

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Journey into Faith by H. Holroyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Tackles emerging religion in a world of violent political infighting; should appeal to AGame of Thrones fans."
The son of a lord in long-ago Britain must choose between being a warrior or following the teachings of the "new religion" of Christianity. 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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RED by Michael Hall
by Michael Hall, illustrated by Michael Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Smartly designed and appealing, Red's story offers much for discussion and affirmation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a red-labeled crayon discovers he's actually blue, he finds joy, ebullience and acceptance. Read full book review >

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THE TORTOISE AND THE SOLDIER by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An original middle-grade novella with unusual richness and depth. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Trevor Roberts is a cub reporter in a small town in eastern England during the 1950s whose big break as a journalist comes when he interviews a World War I Navy veteran about his famous pet tortoise. Read full book review >

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TOILET PAPER MUMMY by Michael  Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Hits the gross-out sweet spot. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Readers with a soft spot for gross-out humor will find plenty to keep them gagging in Rex's latest novel (Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian, 2012) for the early-middle-grade set. Read full book review >