Search Results: "Mike Edison"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Brash and fun, but the biographical research yields few titillating surprises—not as consistently entertaining as the electric I Have Fun Everywhere I Go."
Veteran porn editor and novelist looks at the history of American girlie mags. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2008

"A beer-sozzled, speed-cranked nail bomb of a book—what everybody's Saturday night should be like."
Edison's juicy screed of a memoir is like a kick in the solar plexus: It may hurt like nobody's business, but at least it wakes you up. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2014

"A passionate call for 'responsible meat-eating' and what that means, as well as an explanation of the small steps required for accomplishing it."
A loosely organized, lively and challenging collection of observations, ideas, philosophical meanderings and ethical concerns related to the meat we put on our plates. Read full book review >

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Not One Among Them Whole by Edison McDaniels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2013

"A gritty, unalloyed treatment of a savage conflict."
A Civil War-era novel that documents the grim wages of battle. Read full book review >

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THE WAKING ENGINE by David Edison
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A magic carpet ride—but the carpet just hovers."
Edison's debut is an extraordinary and bewildering fantasy. Read full book review >

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The Matriarch of Ruins by Edison McDaniels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2015

"A dark, artistically rendered, and historically edifying tale."
A Civil War novel that follows the struggles of a family as their world crumbles around them. Read full book review >

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PINCKNEY'S GENERAL by Betsy Ross-Edison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2013

"A fine wartime novel that avoids the common landmines of its genre."
In this debut novel, a young man from North Carolina enlists in the Confederate Army and finds himself fighting in critical battles of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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SIGHTSEEING WITH MARGARITA ENGLE AND MIKE CURATO
by Julie Danielson

In Margarita Engle’s All the Way to Havana, illustrated by Mike Curato, a young boy in Cuba sets out with his parents in their noisy old family car to visit his new cousin on his “zero-year birthday.” Driving down potholed streets, beside the farms and beaches and forests of Havana, readers join the boy in taking in the sights ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FIRE ENGINE NO. 9 by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Bold and energetic, and complete with fire-safety tips and fire-gear endpapers, this is one surefire win for the firefighter fan. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's firefighters to the rescue in this action-packed homage to both the heroes and their truck. Read full book review >

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COLORS VERSUS SHAPES by Mike  Boldt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Not nearly as much fun as the showdown between letters and numbers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Boldt (123 versus ABC, 2013) continues to mix things up; this time, colors and shapes audition to be the stars of a book. Read full book review >