Search Results: "Michael P. White"


BOOK REVIEW

RETURN OF THE LIBRARY DRAGON by Carmen Agra Deedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Pro-book and -library quotes on the endpapers and multiple punny book titles in the illustrations add an extra touch of fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What could cause the Library Dragon to return (The Library Dragon, 1994)? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIBRARY DRAGON by Carmen Agra Deedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Entertaining nevertheless, with snappy confections from newcomer White. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Miss Lotta Scales, the new librarian at Sunrise Elementary, is a real dragon, literally and figuratively. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"A worthy resource for those mourning a sibling or others."
An expert offers advice, based on personal experience, for those who have lost a sibling. Read full book review >

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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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A LEAGUE OF HER OWN
by Leila Roy

“I want you to do this because you genuinely want to play, not because—well, because you feel the weight of historical responsibility.”
“Can’t both be true?” Jill asked.
“I don’t know,” her mother said. “Can they?”
She sure hoped so.
A Season of Daring Greatly, by Ellen Emerson White

High school senior Jill Cafferty had ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Sometimes clumsily written, but an interesting look at the human element in science."
A solid account of some memorable squabbles reminds readers that scientists are as prone to turf wars and ego trips as any other mortals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUL CATCHER by Michael White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2007

"Well-intentioned, but heavy-handed."
In White's sixth novel (The Garden of Martyrs, 2004, etc.), a man captures a runaway slave and discovers moral qualms he's been repressing for years. Read full book review >

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WEEPING UNDERWATER LOOKS A LOT LIKE LAUGHTER by Michael J.  White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2010

"A dull debut, with no chemistry between its sweethearts."
Boy gets girl in this high-school romance, but only after an interminable wait. Read full book review >

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THE BLIND SIDE OF THE HEART by Michael C. White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"But White's narrative is strong enough to overcome his own verbosity and provides some nice twists along the way."
Editor and novelist White (American Fiction IV, 1993, etc.; the mystery A Brother's Blood, 1996) describes the trial of a Catholic priest for sodomy and murder in a small Massachusetts town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 1999

"Covers the gamut of current scientific research on the possibility of life elsewhere in our solar system and beyond. (17 illustrations)"
A sweeping look at the many possible places we can search for signs of extraterrestrial life, from distant galaxies to our own back door. Read full book review >