Search Results: "Paul Maher Jr."


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Smart and fast-paced; one of the better pieces to appear so far in this anniversary year."
On the Road, celebrating its 50th birthday, may have been composed in a white heat. But, as Kerouac scholar Maher ably shows in this biography of the book and its author, it took years for that heat to build. Read full book review >

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TOM WAITS ON TOM WAITS by Paul Maher Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Some entertaining yarns lurk among a great deal of garrulous dross."
The singer-songwriter-actor-playwright with a rare gift of gab gets a second anthology of interviews. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 15, 1990

The psychiatrist who popularized near-death experience in Life After Life does the same for reincarnation, with an assist from science/health-writer Perry (Psychology Today, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"An excellent addition to every primary teacher's bookshelf or home library. (Picture book. 4-9)"
The difference in this counting book is the difference—it's all about subtraction. Read full book review >

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EACH ORANGE HAD EIGHT SLICES by Paul Giganti Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 1992

"Unusually handsome and useful. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In the style of Giganti and Crews's How Many Snails? (1989), 11 opportunities for children to begin to grasp the concept of multiplication—or simply to count items that may mount into the 50s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"Funny stuff for TV viewers with short attention spans."
Less an actual book than a return to the print-media platform by a brand most familiar from television. Read full book review >

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EARTH AS IT IS by Jan Maher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2017

"A quietly luminous tale of folksy gender-bending that's entertaining and authentic."
A small-town hairdresser is not quite what she seems in this novel of life under cover. Read full book review >

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THIS ONE THING by Damian Maher
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A respectable first novel with a solid balance of drama, sex, and romance."
In this debut novel, an inquisitive, determined lad comes of age and explores his sexuality in Yugoslavia during the 1980s. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S CARD by Mary Maher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 1992

"More successful, then, as a sensitive, though slow-moving, historical reconstruction of ethnic tensions among the Chicago Irish than as a puzzle or thriller."
A fictionalized review of a celebrated 1889 Chicago case: the disappearance and murder of Dr. Patrick Cronin. Read full book review >

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SALVAGE by Stephen Maher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Maher (Deadline, 2013) keeps the pot boiling by forgoing character development, moral complexity, and plot twists in order to churn out one fast-paced action scene after another. It's all one-dimensional but highly effective if you're in the mood."
A Nova Scotia waterman risks his life to salvage an abandoned vessel, then finds that no good deed goes unpunished. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

"As much fun as a Texas barbecue, but with its serious side. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A colorful history of the Univ. of Texas Longhorns football program by Austin sportswriters Maher and Bohls, who help explain the mentality behind the unofficial team slogan, ``Be number one, or be no one.'' The Longhorns won their last national championship in 1969, crowning the glory days of coach Darrell Royal, a legendary figure who led the team to ten Cotton Bowls and never had a losing season in 20 years. Read full book review >