Search Results: "Ralph Emery"


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MEMORIES by Ralph Emery
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A fine outing for students of American lives and lovers of country music alike."
Thoroughly engaging and delightfully candid autobiography by a popular southern disk jockey, Grand Old Opry emcee, and host of the cable-TV talk-show Nashville Now. Read full book review >

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50 YEARS DOWN A COUNTRY ROAD by Ralph Emery
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 2000

"Showing the personalities behind the music, Emery reveals the commitment, talent, and history that have helped sustain country music in his appealing account. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
An entertaining decade-by-decade look at the evolution of country music, as revealed in the anecdotes, memories, and insights of the renowned radio DJ and television host Emery. Read full book review >

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MORE MEMORIES by Ralph Emery
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Captivating, and likely to capture another top rung on bestseller lists. (For a less satisfied glance at Emery's life, see Skeeter Davis's Bus Fare to Kentucky, reviewed above.) (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
Emery and Carter prove lightning can strike in the same place twice: Witness this scintillating follow-up to their 1991 megabestseller, Memories. Read full book review >

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THE VIEW FROM NASHVILLE by Ralph Emery
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"Fans of any kind of music can open this at any page—and enjoy it. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
This collection of memoirs from the veteran Nashville musician, disc jockey, and broadcast personality is full of good-natured humor and thoughtful insights. Read full book review >

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MOVING DAY by Ralph Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A fine collection. (Poetry. 7-14)"
Thirty-four brief poems express the volatile responses of 12-year-old Fletch to these "six poisonous words: We're going to move to Ohio." Read full book review >

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OPEN ROAD SUMMER by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 19, 2014

"Lord successfully adapts classic elements of adult romance novels into a love story gentle enough for younger readers. (Romance. 12-18)"
Reagan joins her best friend Delilah's summer concert tour to escape some poor decisions and break some bad habits, finding romance and complication instead. Read full book review >

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BLOOD ON A SAINT by Anne Emery
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Emery (Cecilian Vespers, 2009, etc.) skillfully blends homicide with wit, music, theology, quirky characters and a Nova Scotian atmosphere."
A blues-singing lawyer, an opera-loving priest and a loudmouthed talk-show host rock Halifax in this offbeat whodunit. Read full book review >

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ONE FREEMAN'S WAR by Mark Emery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2015

"Unpersuasive political fiction."
Emery's debut novel describes one man's resistance toward the American government. Read full book review >

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WHEN WE COLLIDED by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"Vivi's too precocious and world-weary from the start to make her relationship with practical Jonah ever feel like it has possibility beyond the end of the summer, regardless of her diagnosis. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Vivi and Jonah's hot summer romance is marred by her rebellion against her diagnosis of bipolar disorder and his grief over his father's recent death. Read full book review >

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How I beat Satan...and the I.R.S. by Mark Emery
Released: June 2, 2015

"A short series of daredevil tricks and stunts to fight the IRS; use at your own risk."
Emery (One Freeman's War, 2015) explains his struggles with—and victories against—the Internal Revenue Service.Read full book review >

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THE NAMES THEY GAVE US by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"A sweet story that trips on its own eagerness to tug at the heartstrings. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When Lucy learns that her mother's cancer has reoccurred, she reacts with anger that affects her relationship with her parents, her boyfriend, and God. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"A first-rate and clear exposition of a complex and bizarre episode that traumatized America and tested the vitality of its political system. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 35,000; authour tour)"
To coincide with the 20th anniversary of President Nixon's resignation, Emery (consultant for a Discovery Channel tie-in and former London Times executive editor) provides some new details in engagingly retelling the ``compelling story of botched government.'' It may seem that the Watergate scandal should be well- documented by now, but many of the facts are still unclear, and the accounts of the principals often conflict. Read full book review >