Search Results: "P.H. Mullen"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

"Merits a spot on the top step of the podium. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
Tension builds along with skills as two American swimmers prepare for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN AGAINST KARL MULLEN by Michael Gilbert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 1991

From versatile veteran Gilbert: a moderately involving mixture of legal tactics, media maneuvers, and ambiguous politics—with all inklings of murder-mystery saved up until the last hundred pages. Read full book review >

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Released: April 30, 1989

". . .and with his master," the subtitle should read, for this lyrical, wide-ranging work covers the flights of men as often as those of birds, with Liotta intertwining two tales—one of his vocation as an Air Force pilot, the other of his avocation as an avid falconer. Read full book review >

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DIAMOND'S COMPASS by P.H. Liotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"An endnote acknowledges that this first novel life as a long poem, and it shows: Liotta's gestures toward melodrama have the effect of providing grist for, or even simply interrupting, the meditations on Iran as seen from a strenuously Western point of view."
A sensitive Air Force cadet arrives on a visit to his parents in Tehran on the eve of the Shah's fall, unaware of the tapestry of coming-of-age experiences that awaits him. Read full book review >

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COMING IN WITH THE TIDE by P.H. Newby
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Well-told story focusing on decent, believable people and the life they forge despite personal and historic tragedies."
How a South Wales family adapts to seismic changes in British society—from the turn of the century into the 1920's—while trying to make sense of a troubling world. Read full book review >

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COLORS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST by Amy Mullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Local readers may love this, but others will probably want to give it a miss. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
In this board book, Mullen (The Colors of Ancient Egypt, 2016) brings readers the vibrant colors of the vegetation and wildlife common to the Pacific Northwest: flowers, birds, animals, a fish, and a mushroom. Read full book review >

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DARKTOWN by Thomas Mullen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A great historical subject deserves better than this by-the-numbers rendition."
A pair of rookie black cops in 1948 Atlanta uncover political corruption and conspiracy when they stumble on to a murder case. Read full book review >

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THE MANY DEATHS OF THE FIREFLY BROTHERS by Thomas Mullen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"Fanciful trimmings can't disguise Mullen's failure to fully penetrate a vanished world."
Two brothers keep robbing banks after they're dead in this turgid Depression-era novel from Mullen (The Last Town on Earth, 2006). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Readers looking for casual, innocent fun will find here a pleasant enough weekend in the country."
A city mouse, journalist by profession, is led by his smarter spouse to the country to escape the urban trap. Read full book review >

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WE ARE STILL TORNADOES by Michael Kun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Though there's tantalizing potential romance, the novel is mostly a love story to best friends everywhere. Smart, charming, and delightful. (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
An exchange of letters (hey, it's 1982!) between two longtime best friends strengthens their relationship. Read full book review >

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COMPLICATED GRIEF by Laura Mullen
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Lyrical and tricky: for serious readers."
In a memoir/essay collection, poet Mullen (Director, Creative Writing/Louisiana State Univ.; Enduring Freedom, 2012, etc.) explores emotional secrets and rupture.Read full book review >