Search Results: "Mike Burns"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"An ethnographic and historical prize from 'that anthropological desideratum above all others—the native point of view.'"
One shattered life in what was to become Arizona in the second half of the 19th century, on a personal scale and from a native perspective. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE BURNS
by Megan Labrise

To make it to the oratorical Valhalla that is The Moth Mainstage, you’ve got to have bravery, vulnerability, and a hell of a story to tell. You absolutely cannot have that story printed on sheets of paper.

“People wanted us to do a book for a long time...but I was a little bit reluctant because it’s The Moth—our storytellers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A pertinent, you-are-there historical page-turner with a strong moral message."
Gripping re-creation of the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. Read full book review >

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BLACK HOLE by Charles Burns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"This volume should expand the cult following of a cutting-edge illustrator."
There's nothing funny about high school in this black-and-white comics collection, which should strike a particularly sharp chord among those who endured and survived their adolescent rites of passage in the early 1970s. Read full book review >

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LAUGHING DOG by D.C. Burns
Released: Jan. 10, 2011

"Take comfort in Burns' big-hearted philosophy."
A woman, her family and her effervescent dog come together to navigate life and love in this surprising story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 26, 1993

"Burns renders his blues with an almost unfailing ear, and if he occasionally hits a wrong note (an episode on Jessica Savitch seems unnecessarily mean-spirited), he's redeemed by his sharp observations, comedic timing, and rare self-understanding."
A crisp report, both funny and sad, on the career of a TV-news correspondent. Read full book review >

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CLASSROOM COMMUNITY BUILDERS by Walton Burns
NON-FICTION
Released: July 18, 2017

"A useful group of recommended activities, with examples and documents, to assist educators in establishing positive classroom dynamics."
A collection of exercises seeks to help teachers create a strong and supportive classroom atmosphere. Read full book review >

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A NEW LEASH ON LOVE by Debbie Burns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"An appealing setup and plot can't overcome dull characterization and lack of sizzle."
A no-kill animal shelter in St. Louis is the setting for a clash between its spunky, bighearted director and a grieving businessman who needs rescue himself. Read full book review >

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THE VENERATION OF MONSTERS by Suzanne Burns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Burns is an unmissable heir to writers of the peculiar, from Shirley Jackson to Roald Dahl."
A parade of eccentric women retreat into fantasy as they attempt to cure their loneliness. Read full book review >