Search Results: "Michael Sledge"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"A very promising topic, and one worthy of a better book. For now, though, this will do."
What is the most fitting way to honor those slain in battle? These days, you make a speech, fire a salute and perhaps build a memorial—being careful, of course, that no one publishes photographs of the fallen. Read full book review >

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MOTHER AND SON by Michael Sledge
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 1995

"Confessions of a mama's boy: From early childhood up to the writing of this book, Sledge's love for his mother is nothing short of obsessive."
In the tradition of that ill-fated Greek king comes the tale of a boy who really loves his mother. Read full book review >

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THE MORE I OWE YOU by Michael Sledge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"A moving novel of an illicit and impassioned relationship."
Sledge (Mother and Son: A Memoir, 1995) turns his gaze southward to re-create the passionate love affair between Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian Lota de Macedo Soares. Read full book review >

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A MAP OF PARADISE by Linda Ching Sledge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A superior work of history, then, with some genuinely affecting moments among its fictional characters—and a demonstration of how much of the West was East in the rambunctious Manifest Destiny days of the late 19th century."
Unusual historical accuracy distinguishes an otherwise formulaic novel of a plucky Chinese family: a portrait of Tang immigrants, on whose backs so much of the infrastructure of California and Hawaii was built. 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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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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BOOK REVIEW

RED by Michael Hall
by Michael Hall, illustrated by Michael Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Smartly designed and appealing, Red's story offers much for discussion and affirmation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a red-labeled crayon discovers he's actually blue, he finds joy, ebullience and acceptance. Read full book review >

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THE TORTOISE AND THE SOLDIER by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An original middle-grade novella with unusual richness and depth. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Trevor Roberts is a cub reporter in a small town in eastern England during the 1950s whose big break as a journalist comes when he interviews a World War I Navy veteran about his famous pet tortoise. Read full book review >

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TOILET PAPER MUMMY by Michael  Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Hits the gross-out sweet spot. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Readers with a soft spot for gross-out humor will find plenty to keep them gagging in Rex's latest novel (Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian, 2012) for the early-middle-grade set. Read full book review >

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KASPAR THE TITANIC CAT by Michael Morpurgo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"Surprisingly (and disappointingly) dull. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Readers might be tempted to check the copyright date on this old-fashioned rags-to-riches tale that manages to turn a major historical disaster into just another incident in the narrator's very full life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"From the beaver's coat to the tiger lily's petals to the snakeskin, this fish tale is a keeper. (Picture book/early reader. 4-8)"
Take a conventional story, add a new art technique—and voilà, a striking picture book is born. Read full book review >