Search Results: "Michael Wex"


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RHAPSODY IN SCHMALTZ by Michael Wex
NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 2016

"Informative, merrily entertaining culinary and cultural history."
An enticing tour of Judaism's culinary past. Read full book review >

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SHLEPPING THE EXILE by Michael Wex
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Wex's humorous writing is crisp. Note: There's a lot of Yiddish threaded through the story, so the glossary at the back of the book may prove helpful."
A fish-out-of-water tale of an outcast adolescent growing up in exile out in the Canadian wilderness. Read full book review >

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THE SEEMS by John Hulme
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The authors have a firm grasp on the potential complexity of their world, and the end result can only be described as fun. (Fiction. 11-14)"
"Reality," as we understand it, is a lie. Read full book review >

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THE SEEMS by John Hulme
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The cutesy puns can wear somewhat but are charming overall—in this small, book-length dose. (appendices: glossary, 'Time Is of The Essence,' 'Tools of the Trade,' 'Post Mission Report') (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Thirteen-year-old Becker Drane's career as the youngest-ever Fixer brings him up against a World-threatening explosion in this sequel to The Seems: The Glitch in Sleep (2007). Read full book review >

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VOICES OF THE XILED by Michael Wexler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 1994

"Every voice is strong, moving, and meaningful. (6 b&w linecuts, not seen)"
Two young writers from New Jersey got tired of the images of apathetic, pessimistic, cynical slackers that ``guys in their forties'' have been creating and set the record straight with a collection of short stories that offers honest snapshots of America's Generation X. They've selected stories with no agenda in mind—except that they didn't want to have an agenda, just good stories by ``some young people and what's happening in their worlds.'' All the tales demonstrate that cynicism and pessimism mix with hope, faith, passion, and principle. 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

The Truth The Whole Truth Nothing but the Truth by Michael
NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2011

"Sprightly throughout, this volume portrays a belief system that is vehement though rarely novel."
A debut book offers a no-nonsense guide to biblical teachings, with a particular emphasis on the truth found in the Bible itself. Read full book review >

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LOST DOG by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A delightful story with wide appeal beyond the early-reader designation. (Early reader/picture book. 2-8)"
A huge dog named Pete gets really lost on the way to Grandma's house for a birthday celebration. Read full book review >

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MR. BALL MAKES A TO-DO LIST by Michael Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A wild romp, with the volume turned up to 11. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
A manic Pac-Man lookalike loves making to-do lists, but he has a certain amount of trouble (read: major difficulties) following through. Read full book review >

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TUGBOAT by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"Children who love boats will thrill at the sights and see that small size does not preclude great strength. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
It's all in a day's work for a tugboat. Read full book review >