Search Results: "Michael Moran"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2012

"For policy and financial wonks, a smart, bracing and sobering read; for voters, fair warning about possible outcomes of the looming November elections."
The fiscal sky is falling, and it's George W. Bush's fault. Read full book review >

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BLOODLINE RISING by Katy Moran
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Grim, lyrical and unforgettable. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
A boy becomes entangled in his family's mysterious past in this stand-alone sequel to Bloodline (2009). Read full book review >

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ALL THE RAGE by Martin Moran
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2016

"A courageous release from the pain, guilt, and fury of sexual abuse."
A sexually abused man addresses his residual unprocessed anger. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BUILD A GIRL by Caitlin Moran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Hilarious autobiographical fiction debut for Britain's Lena Dunham—if you can forgive a dot too much nasty sex and poignant lessons learned."
From British humorist Moran (How To Be A Woman, 2012, etc.), an overweight, socially inept teen drops out of school to become a rock critic and sexual adventuress. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO ME by Kelly Moran
ROMANCE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Moran's ability to create romantic and psychological tension makes us care about the characters and root for their happily-ever-after."
Two star-crossed lovers are reunited when she's hired to help him recover from war injuries, allowing them to revisit their past and start over. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2012

"Important historical points that would glow brightly if illuminated by more narrative fire."
Moran (History/Univ. of Kansas; The Scopes Trial, 2002, etc.) provides a scholarly look at the antievolution "impulse," focusing on the interactions of the social forces that animated, propelled and changed it. Read full book review >

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THE THANKSGIVING GANG by Russell F. Moran
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A time-travel adventure with well-developed characters, but more than a few (worm) holes."
The second volume of Moran's (The Gray Ship, 2013) Time Magnet series continues the adventures of Jack Thurber, an investigative journalist who has a knack for finding time portals.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

THE MAN IN THE BOX by Thomas Moran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 1997

"A commendable first effort, then, but flawed by some flat secondary figures and a rather slow pace.(Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection)"
First-novelist Moran, who edits W magazine, has chosen an unconventional debut subject: a childhood encounter with the shadow of Nazism and the consequences of ethnic prejudice, set in Austria during WW II. Read full book review >

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MADAME TUSSAUD by Michelle Moran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Mannered and elegant; reminiscent in many ways of novels of days long past, particularly the Baroness Orczy's swifter-paced Scarlet Pimpernel."
Well-plotted if sometimes slow-moving novel of the French Revolution and one now-famous survivor of that heady (or, perhaps, be-heady) time. Read full book review >