Search Results: "Michelle Orange"


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THIS IS RUNNING FOR YOUR LIFE by Michelle Orange
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An intriguingly different take on today's culture."
Film critic and essayist Orange (The Sicily Papers, 2006) situates this collection of new and previously published pieces around her thoughts on leaving "the Next Generation," which she "had unwittingly been a part of for two decades." Read full book review >

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MICHELLE OBAMA by Peter Slevin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Slevin delivers a somewhat fawning portrait, but when necessary, he is willing to criticize and reveal his subject's missteps."
A Chicago-based journalist probes the fortunate yet humble upbringing of the first lady and, in a tedious refrain, her effective blackness. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Sometimes accused of being a complainer on the court, Boeheim comes across as likable in this readable, thoughtful book about coaching college basketball."
An autobiography from a legendary coaching lifer. Read full book review >

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MISTER ORANGE by Truus Matti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2013

"A poignant story of art, growth and loss. (further reading, websites, list of museums) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A young boy discovers the power of art during wartime in Matti's second novel (Departure Time, 2010). Read full book review >

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ORANGE CRUSHED by Pamela Thomas-Graham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 21, 2004

"Watch your back, Cornel West."
Another body blow to Harvard: the murder of the Princeton African-American economist they're wooing. Read full book review >

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ORANGE CRUSH by Tim Dorsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Too cute."
An accidental Florida governor gets political religion and steers a virtuous reelection campaign through the roadside stands and swamps of the state that gave us both our current president and Pee-Wee Herman. Read full book review >

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ORANGE CHEEKS by Jay O'Callahan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"Raine's impressionistic, rather formal paintings nicely capture the boy's feelings, especially his loving relationship with Grandma. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A well-known storyteller evokes the emotions and conflicts of childhood with a somewhat discursive story about a four-year- old who gets into mischief, half on purpose, on a visit to Grandma's—though his mother has threatened that ``if there's any trouble you won't go overnight for a year.'' Mom has cautioned that Grandma can be ``a grump,'' but Grandma helps Willie cover up; then, when Willie almost lets the cat out of the bag, she explains the ``trouble''—``The trouble was Willie and I didn't have enough time together.'' Not quite trusting his readers, O'Callahan stretches words for emphasis (``No troubl-l-l-llllle ma-ma-a-a-a''); the drama and nuances of this warmly perceptive story might be enhanced by an accomplished reader, but children Willie's age may like a simple delivery just as well. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

"As much fun as a Texas barbecue, but with its serious side. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A colorful history of the Univ. of Texas Longhorns football program by Austin sportswriters Maher and Bohls, who help explain the mentality behind the unofficial team slogan, ``Be number one, or be no one.'' The Longhorns won their last national championship in 1969, crowning the glory days of coach Darrell Royal, a legendary figure who led the team to ten Cotton Bowls and never had a losing season in 20 years. Read full book review >

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ARMADILLO’S ORANGE by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"The lesson contained within is a comforting one for young children, but the realities of the natural world, usually Arnosky's strong point, are here regrettably subverted to that lesson. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young armadillo learns to value his neighbors in this slight tale. Read full book review >

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ORANGE LAUGHTER by Leone Ross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Strong and weak, imitative and authentic, by turns."
British author Ross debuts with a Faulkner-like saga of love and hate in a racially divided South—ending it in melodrama staged with blood, tears, and tricks. Read full book review >

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BLOOD ORANGE by Karen Keskinen
Released: June 4, 2013

"Mark first-timer Jaymie as one more private eye California could do very nicely without."
A fledgling California PI, more accustomed to finding runaways than murderers, attempts to upend a frame-up. Read full book review >