Search Results: "Roy Blount Jr."


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SAVE ROOM FOR PIE by Roy Blount Jr.
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 15, 2016

"More soufflé than pie at times but good fun."
Humorist Blount (Alphabetter Juice: Or, the Joy of Text, 2011, etc.) serves up helpings of praise to food in a collection of yarns and poems.Read full book review >

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ALPHABETTER JUICE by Roy Blount Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2011

"Read in small doses, a humorous and insightful panoply of word play, political humor and linguistic inquiry."
In a follow-up to Alphabet Juice (2008), the author expands his personalized dictionary. Read full book review >

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CAMELS ARE EASY, COMEDY'S HARD by Roy Blount
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"All in all, some hard-shell writing talent."
Fresh from a sojourn as novelist (First Hubby, 1990), funny essayist Blount, Jr. Read full book review >

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NOW, WHERE WERE WE? by Roy Blount
Released: March 15, 1989

Here's a gathering of nearly 50 varied pieces from the New Bard of the Old South (though maybe that should be the other way 'round). Read full book review >

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ROBERT E. LEE by Roy Blount
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2003

"Not the most powerful of explanations. But there's been worse, and stranger, and Blount's version will be of value to students of the Civil War all the same."
Southern humorist Blount (Be Sweet, 1998, etc.) turns somber in this portrait of the troubled, tragic Confederate general. Read full book review >

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BE SWEET by Roy Blount
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 1998

"Perhaps not since Sophocles was working has there been such angst about Mama, but Blount's autobiography is fashioned by a talented writer at the top of his game; and it is real sweet, too."
Funny Roy Blount Jr. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"A fondly erudite look at a young, likable celebrity in the making."
A spirited account of the young Wilde's inspiring 11-month tour of America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2016

"A hard-hitting look at the perils of carbohydrates and obesity."
A series of articles, this debut book delivers an account of the dangers of carbohydrate consumption—especially for average eaters who rely on grains and sugars to supply the bulk of their daily diets. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN VANDAL by Roy Morris Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2015

"A brisk narrative and sensitive insights make this book a delight."
The story of the beloved American novelist's nearly 12 years abroad. Read full book review >

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LITTLE WHALE by Roy A. Peratrovich Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Stronger at conveying a sense of Tlingit life than at spinning a tale that will appeal to general audiences. (map) (Historical fiction. 9-11)"
Eager to prove himself, an Alaska Native child helps his father free a baby whale from a net, then stows away to join an expedition to a distant village. Read full book review >

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THE EMPTY LOT NEXT DOOR by Arthur M. Mills, Jr.
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 24, 2010

"Both haunted and haunting

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A ghost story that twists urban legends with the identifiable struggles of a latchkey kid. Read full book review >

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NOTHING LEFT TO BURN by Patty Blount
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A melodramatic potboiler. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Two teenage volunteer firefighters seek to find their own meanings of love and family, all while battling a rogue arsonist. Read full book review >