Search Results: "Richard Manning"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1993

"Manning combines the nuts-and-bolts concreteness of a how-to book with a lively sense of history and a genuine dedication to principle and self-reliance: this one has the potential to become a modern American classic. (Eight pages of color and b&w photos- -not seen)"
Journalist Manning, whose Last Stand (not reviewed) was an exposÇ of the logging industry, now turns to the story of his decision to put his conservationist principles into action by building—largely with his own hands—a house that embodied the values he's espoused in his writing. Read full book review >

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GRASSLAND by Richard Manning
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Manning wants to see the return of bison, grass, fire, and wind, and this book makes a compelling case for such a return. (Author tour)"
A powerful eulogy to the great American grasslands and an informed look at where they have been and where they are heading. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Now that gold is the master, the ancient rhythms receding, Manning hopes that nature won't become a bit of history along the Big Blackfoot."
The Blackfoot River is in trouble, and its woes are described with anger and clarity by Manning (Grassland, 1995, etc.) in this elegiac account. Read full book review >

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IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY by Richard Manning
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2013

"Intriguing, but at times dry and not entirely satisfying."
A journalist's memoir of how he escaped the Christian fundamentalism that shaped, and distorted, both his and his parents' lives. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"More meditative than fiery, Manning provides a revealing, heedful 'window into what the world is doing about agriculture, and what urgently needs to be done.'"
Manning (Grassland, 1996, etc.), a shrewd and passionate environmentalist, strikes a reserved, cerebral chord here as he discusses how some third-world countries are facing the looming food shortage. Read full book review >

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MILLIE FIERCE SLEEPS OUT by Jane Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2014

"Readers already know what Millie learns: To everything there is a time and purpose, including fierceness; they will welcome this validation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Manning's Millie returns with fierceness in check until an unwelcome visitor finds her chasing him "like bad luck." Read full book review >

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GUITAR GIRL by Sarra Manning
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2004

"Molly's comments on her ex-hippie parents, and her interactions with them, provide hilarious moments, but not enough of them to get this story rocking. (Fiction. YA)"
Despite an intermittently witty voice and a high interest topic, this trip through the world of pop rock never gets off the ground. Read full book review >

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LET’S GET LOST by Sarra Manning
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"That said, this title will please fans of teen titles featuring bold and layered female characters such as Joyce Carol Oates's Big Mouth and Ugly Girl (2002) or Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (May 2006), co-authored by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. (Fiction. YA)"
Isabel, a 16-year-old British teen, passes herself off as 18 to hook up with an older boy, embarks on alcohol binges, bullies classmates, is rude and is oh-so-bored-with-it-all—but she is covering up deep emotional pain. Read full book review >

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TROUBLED REFUGE by Chandra Manning
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Manning conveys in gritty detail the fraught alliance between refugees and their military protectors."
A history of slaves who took refuge with the Union Army on their journey to freedom. Read full book review >

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MILLIE FIERCE by Jane Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"The spiky, colorful art is more interesting than the plot, but Millie's fierceness in the middle will speak both to tots who've tried it and those who haven't. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Alluring, edgy watercolors with sharp angles show a tyke's transformation from mild to monstrous and back again. Read full book review >

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A RUINED HOUSE by Mick Manning
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A sweet tribute to ruins, but so tame it seems to cower. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4+)"
In examining the physical and biological stages of decay, Manning is more concerned with process than with atmosphere. Read full book review >