Search Results: "Mitch Albom"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

Award-winning sportswriter Albom was a student at Brandeis University, some two decades ago, of sociologist Morrie Schwartz. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN by Mitch Albom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A sentimental meditation on '[w]hat is false about hope?'"
Albom (The Time Keeper, 2012, etc.) goes divine again in a story about love, forgiveness and the hereafter. Read full book review >

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THE TIME KEEPER by Mitch Albom
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A product less than a book; those with not enough time on their hands might spend what they have more meaningfully elsewhere."
Treacly fable by pop inspirationalist Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC STRINGS OF FRANKIE PRESTO by Mitch Albom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"'All lonely roads lead back to Music' in this sentimental journey that might be a mashup of the lives of shooting stars like Bobby Darin or Ricky Nelson."
At the funeral of guitar superstar Frankie Presto, who disappeared at the peak of his fame, the Spirit of Music looks back on his life from his birth in a church during the Spanish Civil War to his years as "the next Elvis Presley." Read full book review >

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WILLY SLATER'S LANE by Mitch Wieland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 1997

"A modest mixture of Sherwood Anderson and Erskine Caldwell, with some perfectly observed characters in a narrative that is winningly sweet without being sentimental."
Charming, upbeat first novel set in Ohio. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Too often, though, Gelman's self-absorbed approach gets in the way of the terrific stories he has to tell; for the real moxie, read Buchanan."
A tumultuous year (1989) in the life of a cub crime-reporter for New York Newsday. Read full book review >

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A SLIGHT TRICK OF THE MIND by Mitch Cullin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 2005

"A talented writer's bold step forward. Let's hope Cullin isn't finished with Sherlock Holmes."
This wistful portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in old age is a real departure from Cullin's previous up-and-down fiction (Undersurface, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"A carefully argued political treatise, but one of many similar books during these contentious political times."
Indiana's governor delivers his vision for saving America. Read full book review >

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THE LONG GAME by Mitch McConnell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 31, 2016

"Lauding the Senate as a tool of moderation and wise counsel is one thing, behaving moderately and wisely another. More examples of such exemplary conduct would have been welcome in the place of the litany of grumbles."
The Senate majority leader bares all—well, at least his fangs—in this account of a long career on Capitol Hill. Read full book review >

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Hell Toupee by Mitch Friedman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"Takes a light, self-deprecating approach, injecting some comic relief into a calamitous experience with hair loss."
A self-conscious funnyman recalls the series of stressful misfortunes that caused his unflattering hair loss. Read full book review >

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THE COSMOLOGY OF BING by Mitch Cullin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"The best passages here, about astrophysics, come from research. The more emotional material isn't as compelling."
Gay longings in academia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"Periodically smashing, periodically pedestrian."
A sci-fi short story starring the Grateful Dead, a heartfelt homage to jazz giants Art Blakey and Thelonious Monk, a tall-tale about a ghostly Robert Johnson tune and 39 other bite-sized chunks of mostly tasty musical goodness. Read full book review >