Search Results: "Monte Burke"


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SABAN by Monte Burke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A positive though often blunt and unpleasant story of a man who has it all yet remains restive."
A staff writer for Forbes expands to full, generally flattering length a profile of Alabama football coach Nick Saban published in that magazine.Read full book review >

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4TH  AND GOAL by Monte Burke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A winning story for fans of Friday Night Lights and believers in the American dream."
The story of a successful CEO who left his position to pursue a long-deferred dream of becoming a college football coach. Read full book review >

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MASTERFUL MARKS by Monte Beauchamp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"There's always a hit-or-miss quality to such projects, and some question over the selections, but what's great here is really terrific."
Graphic biographies of 16 of the most influential cartoonists by some of the great cartoonists they influenced. Read full book review >

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EQUINOX by Monte Killingsworth
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"For the rest, the symbols are a little too obvious, the pace a little too slow and the sentiments a little too easy. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Autumn's world is shaken when her father suggests they leave their cherished island refuge for the mainland. Read full book review >

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MONTE CARLO MASQUERADES by Monte Renfro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 23, 2016

"A delightful, well-designed ride for readers who enjoy a long journey down a road filled with intriguing detours."
A debut mystery novel delivers an opulent historical setting: Monaco in March 1914. Read full book review >

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ELI'S SONGS by Monte Killingsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"A simply told first novel featuring an effective act of nonviolence. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Eli (12) feels old enough to stay home alone in L.A. when his rock-star father goes on the road—but he's sent to his aunt and uncle, Maud and Danny, in a small town in the Willamette Valley. Read full book review >

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SHELTER by Monte Merrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 1993

"Nelson's efforts to cope with a world suddenly made treacherous by parental love withheld are described with delicacy and humor—in a distinctly above-average example of the coming-of- age genre."
Teenage fantasies of horror in the house next door yield to the reality of a family falling apart—in this YA-ish debut novel from screenwriter Merrick. Read full book review >

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THE BIG TOWN by Monte Schulz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"Boring, digressive and superficial."
A salesman struggles to survive in 1929 Chicago, before the Crash. This fourth novel from Schulz concludes his Jazz Age trilogy. Read full book review >

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CIRCLE WITHIN A CIRCLE by Monte Killingsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Compared to Lipsyte's The Chief (1993), this seems simplistic and overwrought. (Fiction. 10-13)"
The author of Eli's Songs (1991) offers another, but unfortuntely much more contrived, tale of effective individual resistance to despoilers of nature. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"A lively footnote to the debate between science and religion and the exploration of the African jungle in the Victorian era."
Former Washington Post reporter Reel (The Last of the Tribe: The Epic Quest to Save a Lone Man in the Amazon, 2010) offers a fascinating sidelight on the perennial debate of man's origins. Read full book review >