Search Results: "Mitch Jenkins"


BOOK REVIEW

UNEARTHING by Alan Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2012

"Alan Moore at his Mooriest: inscrutable yet compelling."
A comic-book legend and an acclaimed photographer team up to present a visceral biographical sketch of author and occultist Steve Moore. 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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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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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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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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UNDERSURFACE by Mitch Cullin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"From deep inside the man's head there's no denying the completeness of his transformation, but even so the brutality of the endgame here seems to go a step too far."
Taking a thread from his last novel, The Cosmology of Bing (2001), for his fifth, Cullin uses a true story and his true gift for grit to record the unraveling of a high-school English teacher as he moves a bit too inexorably from heterosexual family life to a gay nightlife, and ultimately to murder. 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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ONE SIMPLE IDEA by Mitch Horowitz
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A historically rich analysis of an idea that is older than many may think."
The evolution of the positive-thinking movement. 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 >

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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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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 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 >