Search Results: "Michael Levi"


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The Man Who Gave Away His Organs by Richard Michael Levine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2015

"Strong characters and stories that, whether bitter or sweet, unquestionably elicit an emotional response."
In Levine's (Catch and Other Poems, 2015, etc.) stark nine-story collection, characters with seemingly ordinary lives endure loss, both palpable and transcendental. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2013

"Calm, reasoned and balanced, presenting arguments and evidence, not wish lists and beliefs."
How far-reaching transformations in United States energy sources and production techniques may be affecting the country and world. Read full book review >

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ALIVE AND KICKING by Michael Levin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Entertaining and mildly satirical, with layers of intrigue deftly juxtaposed, though the saccharine sweetness leaves an unpleasant aftertaste."
Returning to the legal background of his debut (The Socratic Method, 1987), Levin focuses his comic eye here on the world of contested wills and acrimonious family disputes as a filthy-rich yet charmingly eccentric band of money-grubbers maneuvers to divide the latest spoils, while their lawyers scheme to siphon away as much of it as they can. Read full book review >

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TRIANGLE OF DEATH by Michael Levine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"A bull's-eye for Rogue Warrior fans but not nearly as interesting, or entertaining, as Levine's nonfiction. (Author tour)"
Action, adventure, karate kicks, and just about every spy thriller clichÇ possible in a federal drug-buster's roman Ö clef debut fiction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Flawed by Levine's endless snarling and a sometime sluggish style—but undeniably the real nitty-gritty at its core. (Eight- page b&w photo insert—not seen)"
Former DEA agent Levine's account of his South American sting operation to capture major cocaine traffickers—a sting, he claims, that was sabotaged by the CIA. 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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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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SPIN THE WHEEL OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY TO FIND A GREAT READ
by John DeNardo

Speculative fiction comes in many flavors.  Want to see for yourself? Spin the wheel of Science Fiction & Fantasy and find your next excellent read!

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In More of Me by Kathryn Evans, a teenage girl deals with the trials of her teenage years and then some. To all outward appearances, Teva appears like an ordinary teenager with all ...


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BLACK DOG by Levi Pinfold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A great pick for storytime, bedtime, anytime. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pinfold's story has a timeless quality despite its entirely original flair, with sumptuous paintings and thumbnail embellishments adding narrative and descriptive content. Read full book review >

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OTHER PEOPLE'S TRADES by Primo Levi
Released: May 1, 1989

In this posthumous collection of essays selected by the author (d. 1988) from pieces originally appearing in the Turin newspaper La Stampa, Levi treats subjects as diverse as writing, fear, insects, word processors, exams, and chess. Read full book review >