Search Results: "Rick Coleman"


BOOK REVIEW

ORNETTE COLEMAN by John Litweiler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 1993

"Litweiler focuses strongly on the music, though if one hasn't heard it, no words can describe it—and newcomers will find it tough to follow the overload of ever- shifting personnel changes. (Eight page of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Life of the innovative, ``free jazz'' composer-musician that attempts to place him among the gods with Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 30, 2006

"Fats perches with rightful ease atop his pedestal."
One of rock-'n'-roll's founding fathers gets full and loving treatment in this biography from music journalist Coleman. Read full book review >

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RICK IS SICK by David McPhail
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"This format seems intended for classroom use and includes guided reading and Reading Recovery levels for teachers. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Rick the bear and his pal, Jack the rabbit, star in their second emergent reader, featuring just one or two short and simple sentences per page. Read full book review >

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JACK AND RICK by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Children who are just learning to sound out basic vocabulary will enjoy this amusing tale, one of several that McPhail has created for the Green Light easy reader series. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
No one can beat McPhail (I Love You Because You're You, 2001, etc.) at illustrations of bears, and Rick the bear joins a long list of the artist's ursine charmers who can't fail to win over young readers. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF RICK GREEN, ESQ. by Harvey Sawikin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"Sharply rendered snapshots of the Decade of Greed, then, marred by the front-and-center presence of the snail-witted and insufferable Rick Green, Esq."
A competent but irritating debut tracks an obtuse lawyer's clumsy fall from grace. Read full book review >

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WE ARE ALL MADE OF STARS by Rowan Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"A tear-jerking but ultimately uplifting story."
Hospice care brings unlikely characters together in this emotional novel from Coleman (The Day We Met, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BOHEMIAN LOVE DIARIES by Slash Coleman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 2013

"An uneven but entertaining examination of the plight of an artist's progeny."
Professional storyteller and Psychology Today blogger Coleman looks to his past in this eclectic coming-of-age memoir. Read full book review >

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JAZZ & TWELVE O’CLOCK TALES by Wanda Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A flawed but not altogether unworthy exploration of race, class and the human condition."
An award-winning poet (The Riot Inside Me: More Trials and Tremors, 2005, etc.) presents a collection of short fiction. Read full book review >

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RUBY PARKER HITS THE SMALL TIME by Rowan Coleman
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"At the end of the tale, Ruby comes to accept the changes that life brings, even deciding to make a few alterations of her own. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Ruby Parker wants everything in her life to stay the same. Read full book review >

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CAGE’S BEND by Carter Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2005

"A fresh, original account of domestic love and loss that offers interesting characters, brisk narrative and unusual settings."
A family saga from second-novelist Coleman (The Volunteer, 1998) ranges across 30 years and touches three coasts as it unfolds the private dramas of a Protestant bishop and his wife and children. Read full book review >