Search Results: "Mike Lubow"


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PAPER AND INK by Mike Lubow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2015

"Craftily built survival stories worthy of a wide readership."
Lubow's (In a Chicago Minute, 2012, etc.) story collection skewers the world of marketing, with far-flung tales of business and geography mixed in.Read full book review >

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IN A CHICAGO MINUTE by Mike Lubow
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 5, 2012

"A clever, humorous collection."
A debut collection of short reflections on time, life and being a regular guy. Read full book review >

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Time Pieces by Mike Lubow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 23, 2016

"Overall, a satisfying collection of vignettes about family and career suitable not only for fans of the author's previous works, but also for new readers."
A random assortment of over 100 short texts that reflect on a life well-lived. Read full book review >

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Wild Notes by Mike Lubow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2015

"Fast-flying, if sometimes-simplistic, pieces that celebrate patient observation and the beauty of birds."
Short pieces capture a Chicago-area bird watcher's thoughts as he looks for glimpses of life on the wing. Read full book review >

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Released: July 20, 1992

"Competently organized and smoothly written but lacking significant insights into a potentially intriguing protagonist. (Two eight-page photo inserts—not seen.)"
Sporadically engaging biography of Richard Harding Davis (1864-1916), the once-celebrated journalist who, among other accomplishments, reported on nearly every international conflict from the 1897 Cuban Revolution to WW I, posed for the male counterpart of the Gibson girl, and introduced the avocado to American dining tables. Read full book review >

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DIANE ARBUS by Arthur Lubow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"Despite limitations on research, Lubow sharply captures Arbus' restlessness, pain, and artistic vision."
Photographer Diane Arbus (1923-1971) was addicted to danger, sex, and human oddities. Read full book review >

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MIKE WALLACE
by Megan Labrise

When it comes to chronicling turn-of-the-twentieth-century New York City, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Mike Wallace takes a novel approach.

“History is written in the grooves,” says Wallace, author of Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898-1919. “There are economic historians, political historians, cultural historians, social historians, gender historians, African-American historians...and people who are specializing in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

JUNKYARD by Mike Austin
by Mike Austin, illustrated by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"While some kids will be fascinated with the robotic Munching Machines, the takeaway is unclear, and the represented ease of getting rid of garbage is certainly wrong. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title on the cover is a clue to the tale—"JUNK" is rendered in a rusty-colored scribbly style, while "YARD" is a light green with a grassy pattern—but the ultimate message is murky. Read full book review >

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WAKE UP, RUPERT! by Mike Twohy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Preschoolers will bleat for a repeat. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rupert the Rooster just wants to sleep in! Read full book review >

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123 VERSUS ABC by Mike  Boldt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Readers won't care whether it's about letters or numbers—they will be too busy poring over the artwork and laughing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On a scale from one to 10, what's your favorite color of the alphabet? Read full book review >

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WHERE IS MILO'S BALL? by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2012

"Just as visually appealing as the app at first glance, and possibly even more durable—but showing considerable fall-off in narrative quality and awareness of audience. (Board book. 2-3)"
The blue cat that starred in the excellent app A Present for Milo (2010) makes an awful crossover from the digital domain. Read full book review >