Search Results: "Mick LaSalle"


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MICK by Chris Lynch
FICTION
Released: March 31, 1996

"Stay tuned: Lynch continues this harsh, headlong tale in two other entries in the Blue-Eyed Son series: Blood Relations (ISBN 0-06- 025399-1) and the upcoming Dog Eat Dog. (Fiction. 12+)"
When the bars, brawls, and trash-talk he's grown up with start to wear on an Irish-American teenager, he learns that it's not that easy to walk away. Read full book review >

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MICK by Christopher Andersen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2012

"Skip it and read Life instead."
Journalist and best-selling celebrity biographer Andersen (William and Kate: A Royal Love Story, 2010, etc.) brings his taste for the titillating tales of British royalty to this breezy, shamelessly shallow recap of rock god Mick Jagger's life so far. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"By no means a social or cultural history of the period, LaSalle nevertheless offers an engaging and often-affectionate account of the strong women who dominated the films of this pre-Code Hollywood."
An overdue tribute to the myriad of strong and independent women film stars of pre-Code Hollywood (1929-34). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Trenchant film-by-film analysis from an author clearly in love with his subject. A compelling introduction to one of Hollywood's golden eras."
Companion volume to LaSalle's Complicated Ladies (2000), about female stars of Hollywood's aesthetically rich pre-Code era. Read full book review >

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MICK JAGGER by Davin Seay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"You won't get no satisfaction here. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen)"
Unrevealing bio of the lead singer of the Rolling Stones. Read full book review >

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MICK JAGGER by Philip Norman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Not the definitive Jagger life, but an enjoyable, entertaining biography."
The second, livelier and all-around better of two major unauthorized Jagger biographies (after Christopher Andersen's Mick) out in time for the Rolling Stones' 50th year. Read full book review >

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MICK JAGGER by Christopher Sandford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 1994

"Sandford may manage to inch closer to the real Jagger, but only die-hard fans will be caught up in his account."
A sloppily rendered bio of the Rolling Stones' lead singer offers glimpses of a more human Mick Jagger than previously seen, but gets mired in contradictions and the details of the group's long decline. Read full book review >

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MICK HARTE WAS HERE by Barbara Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 1995

"By the end of the book, readers miss him, too. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's always difficult reading about the death of a child, especially when he's ``one of the neatest kids you'd ever want to meet.'' That's how Phoebe Harte, 13, describes her slightly younger brother Mick, in a poignant story by a writer more associated with making readers laugh (Maxie, Rosie, and Earl—Partners in Grime, 1990, etc.) than cry. Read full book review >

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THE CITY AT THREE P.M. by Peter LaSalle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"An up-and-down collection of essays on what a fiction writer does when he isn't writing fiction."
A collection of what could be called literary travel criticism. Read full book review >

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WIDOW WALK by Gerard LaSalle
Released: April 27, 2012

"An earnest, intelligent treat for fans of historical fiction."
Hardy settlers and savage Native Americans trade blows in the changing 19th-century Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >

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WHAT I FOUND OUT ABOUT HER by Peter LaSalle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2014

"LaSalle's stories are subtle, evocative, haunting—and brilliantly written."
A beautiful collection of 11 stories focusing on love, loss and—as the subtitle suggests—dreams. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2003

"An introspective, honest account that may offer solace, if not hope, to other families coping with challenging children."
Psychologist and documentary filmmaker LaSalle frankly reveals her embarrassment and disappointment with her son and the guilt those feelings caused her. Read full book review >