Search Results: "Michael Moore"


BOOK REVIEW

HERE COMES TROUBLE by Michael Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Indeed, Moore considers himself a patriot; as he writes, if you see his movies, 'you will instantly know that I deeply love this country.' This spirited, most welcome book is more evidence of that affection."
Filmmaker and progressive activist Moore comes roaring back with his first new book since Dude, Where's My Country? (2003). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Kiernan and Moore are senior editors at the Book-of-the-Month Club."
``All the reasons that a writer shouldn't rush too quickly into print are on display in this collection,'' novelist Jane Smiley's introduction dauntingly informs us. Read full book review >

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GOD’S MOUNTAIN by Erri De Luca
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2002

"A holiday tale of wondrously humble miracles without once becoming saccharine. Lovely indeed."
After Sea of Memory (1999), De Luca offers another symbolic tale of adolescence, filling a few crucial months in the life of a Neapolitan boy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 1996

The man behind the popular documentary Roger and Me and the short-lived series TV Nation takes a stab at authorship—and at every conservative sacred cow available. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AGOSTINO by Alberto Moravia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"Perceptive and razor-sharp insights into the agony of adolescence."
Originally published in 1945, this novel about the loss of innocence shines in a new translation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OH, LITTLE JACK by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"These soft, warm drawings are precious, in the best sense. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A simple, predictable story about a little rabbit who's too small to help his parents or join the play of his older siblings; fortunately, the tricycle Granpa has fixed for him is just the right size, as is Granpa's lap when they share a book later that evening. Read full book review >

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A BIG DAY FOR LITTLE JACK by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Only someone with a heart of stone wouldn't love the winsome Rabbit family and this charming, undidactic approach to fears of the unknown. (Fiction/Picture book. 3+)"
When the youngest of the Rabbit clan (Oh, Little Jack, 1992, etc.) is invited to his first party, the rest of the family helps him get ready. 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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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"While more historical context would be useful, this is a provocative work of dogged investigative research."
An investigative report of the current pope's "revolution" to reform Vatican finances. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUIET CHAOS by Sandro Veronesi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2011

"Veronesi's point, that Pietro is no crazier than anybody else in a world that has lost its bearings, is made sympathetically but at too great length."
Your wife dies suddenly. You're left with your little girl. Now what? The Italian Veronesi (The Force of the Past, 2003, etc.) explores a widower's eccentric behavior in his prize-winning eighth novel, later an art-house movie. Read full book review >

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VODNÍK by Bryce Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A shy boy blossoms in this surprisingly witty debut. (author's note, further reading) (Fantasy. 11-16)"
An American teen encounters monsters both fantastical and human in the land of his birth. Read full book review >