Search Results: "Michael M.E. Johns"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A clear, insightful vision of a health care system that could bring about a better, healthier world."
Two doctors envision a future in which many illnesses could be prevented, where "disease, not death…will be the medical failure." Read full book review >

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PURGE by Nicole Johns
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"A revealing glimpse into the trauma wrought by eating disorders—especially important for the afflicted and those who care for them."
A young writer recounts the trials and treatment of her eating disorder. 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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"Johns comes across as an amiable guy who got lucky, and there must be more to it than that."
A matter-of-fact memoir by the renowned record producer. Read full book review >

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ICEBERGS by Rebecca Johns
Released: April 4, 2006

"A sentimental sweep of Canadian-American relations. After a promising start, recent Iowa Writers' Workshop grad Johns unrolls a listless tale with much telling and precious little showing."
An earnest debut that opens with a terrifically exciting plane wreck over Labrador, then dwindles into decades of complacency. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Relying on detailed knowledge of original texts and a magisterial view of the enormous secondary literature, Johns has written a fine-grained study with considerable force of argument. (125 photos, 3 line drawings)"
A scholarly investigation of printing's early cultural history in England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EDGE by M.E. Kerr
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Expertly crafted, with enduring relevance. (Short stories. 12-18)"
Family, honesty, and status emerge as themes in a collection of prolific author Kerr's short stories for teens. Read full book review >

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GOTTA GET SOME BISH BASH BOSH by M.E. Allen
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"This is a funny, funny outing, delivering entertainment to young readers on both sides of the pond. (Fiction. YA)"
Another hilarious offering from Britain will keep readers laughing from first page to last. Read full book review >

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SNAKES DON’T MISS THEIR MOTHERS by M.E. Kerr
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"These critters (also the name of the shelter) and their antics should keep young animal lovers happy and occupied. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Here's the book for readers who've wondered what goes on among the denizens of an animal shelter—and not the human ones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 1998

paper 0-06-446207-2 Kerr ("Hello," I Lied, 1997, etc.) wraps observations about writing in general, and her own work in particular, around five short stories, plus long extracts from four novels and her autobiography. Read full book review >

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LINGER by M.E. Kerr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 30, 1993

"And while Kerr's partisan stance may subvert the message for some, others will find it compelling. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Linger—the restaurant in Berryville, Pennsylvania, traditional spot for community celebrations—is ruled by owner Ned Dunlinger with calculated generosity and shrewd manipulation of his affectionate employees. Read full book review >