Search Results: "Mitch Albom"


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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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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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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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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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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: June 26, 2015

"A visionary, engaging book that offers real insight into an exciting alternative method for operating a business."
In this forward-looking debut, a former CEO and business coach promotes a plan to transform traditionally run businesses into "virtual" organizations. Read full book review >

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Released: May 21, 2013

"Lively tips and practical advice pinned to a presentation of emerging digital technologies."
Information Technology and marketing guru Joel (Six Pixels of Separation: Everyone Is Connected. Connect Your Business to Everyone, 2010) lays out his vision for how businesses and individuals must re-organize themselves to make it in the upcoming upgrade of the digital world. Read full book review >

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THE POST-WAR DREAM by Mitch Cullin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2008

"A misstep in Cullin's unpredictable, adventurous and, alas, frustratingly uneven oeuvre."
Yet another change of pace for the versatile Texas-born author, now living in Japan. Read full book review >

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BRANCHES by Mitch Cullin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2000

"Yes, something like that."
Cullin returns (Whompyjawed, 1999) to gritty west Texas where lawmen, like Sheriff Branches, can be mean as hungry rattlers'and, to judge by this case, almost as complex. Read full book review >

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Released: June 6, 2017

"Though repetitive, an eye-opening look at the ways of the world—at least the world as the cool kids know it."
For those who wish they sat at the popular kids' table back in the day comes this intriguing treatise on how popularity works, sometimes for good, sometimes for ill. Read full book review >