Search Results: "Mike Sager"


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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Sager (Revenge of the Donut Boys, 2007, etc.) bounces readers from one subnarrative to another, and his attempt to wring a happy ending from these materials ultimately strikes a false note."
The lives of pimps, hustlers and other "deviant" denizens crisscross and eventually intersect on the mean streets of Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Compelling and stylish magazine journalism, rich in novelistic detail. A reminder of what can make sifting through all of those glossy advertisements and subscription cards worthwhile."
Sager plays Virgil in the modern American Inferno. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Difficult but rewarding reading."
Esquire writer at large Sager (Deviant Behavior, 2008, etc.) collects some of his bleakest investigative pieces in a downbeat but engrossing volume. Read full book review >

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FINAL GIRLS by Riley Sager
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A fresh voice in psychological suspense."
An original take on a familiar pop-culture motif. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD'S GREATEST CHOCOLATE-COVERED PORK CHOPS by Ryan K. Sager
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Only for the most die-hard of Food Network fans. (recipes) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Zoey Kate is an ambitious culinary prodigy who's out to prove that she's San Francisco's best chef. Read full book review >

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HYACINTH AND THE SECRETS BENEATH by Jacob Sager Weinstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"Middle graders will adore clever Hyacinth and enjoy the other humorous characters, the puns (Oaroboarus, indeed), and the suspenseful narrative. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Set in a magical version of London, this fantasy features white, 12-year-old Hyacinth, an American girl who discovers on a visit that "history is a big fat liar" and that magic truly exists. Read full book review >

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THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG by Carole Bayer Sager
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"An undemanding yet deeply felt memoir of a life lived through melody, lyrics, and the limelight of hard-won fame."
The driven life of an award-winning, hit-producing singer/songwriter. Read full book review >

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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 >

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DALEN & GOLE:  SCANDAL IN PORT ANGUS by Mike Deas
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Squeaky-clean, good fun, even if a little underdeveloped. (Graphic science fiction. 8-11)"
A crisp, clear comic romp about two alien friends who uncover a gently sinister scheme that could destroy both their home planet and a small fishing town on Earth. Read full book review >