Search Results: "Russ Kick"


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THE GRAPHIC CANON by Russ Kick
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: May 22, 2012

"If artists, as British sculptor Anish Kapoor famously said, make mythologies, then this volume is genuinely a marriage of equals."
Classic literature gets desterilized with the help of the modern world's most daring graphic artists. Read full book review >

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KICK by Walter Dean Myers
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

The police spot a Ford Taurus with no headlights on weaving down a street, and when the officer puts his lights on, the driver of the Ford brakes, speeds up and drives into a light pole. Read full book review >

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KICK by Paula Byrne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"At first, the book is less a biography and more a society report of England's upper class, but it evolves into an exciting, heartbreakingly tense love story."
The Kennedys all kept journals, and Byrne (Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice, 2014, etc.) uses them to the fullest in this biography of Kathleen, aka Kick (1920-1948).Read full book review >

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ONE KICK by Chelsea Cain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"An unsettling, near-perfect effort by Cain (Let Me Go, 2013, etc.) that leaves you eagerly awaiting the next installment."
Abducted by a child pornography ring when she was 6 and held captive for five years, Kick Lannigan, 21, has turned herself into a lean, mean fighting machine. When a boy named Adam is reported missing, she springs into action to save him. Read full book review >

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KICK ASS by Carl Hiaasen
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Deeply satisfying, both for what it reveals of the serious priorities of a supposedly light novelist and for the outrageous epic of Florida profiteering and entropy within."
A public service to his many fans, this compendium of Miami Herald columns by best-selling novelist Carl Hiaasen (Lucky You, 1997, etc.) reveals an angry, alert civic muckraker in the pugilistic vein of Mencken or Royko. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"A century of change on the Lower East Side as viewed from the neighborhood fishmonger, told humorously and endearingly."
An enduring narrative of an early Jewish Lower East Side small business. Read full book review >

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KICK-OFF by Leading Brands Media
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: May 3, 2012

"The United States is late in coming to soccer's fold, and this snappy introduction is a good way to get up to speed."
A sprightly, often appalling history of soccer, with an emphasis on the organized game epitomized by the World Cup. Read full book review >

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KICK KENNEDY by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2016

"Leaming doesn't present much new for Kennedy buffs, but the age of Downton Abbey offers fresh context for this story of American royalty and its more tradition-minded British counterpart."
A biography of the comparatively unheralded sister closest in age to John F. Kennedy strains to find something new to say about the Kennedy clan. Read full book review >

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Penalty Kick by Terence O’Leary
Released: May 12, 2014

"A moving study of loss appropriate for both young adults and older readers."
The life of a 15-year-old soccer star is changed in an instant in O'Leary's (The Town That Never Stared, 2011) poignant YA novel. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A zippy reminder of what we've all thankfully escaped."
The creator of the short-lived but highly praised TV series Freaks and Geeks takes us on an enjoyable tour through some of the more vivid scenes of tortured 1970s adolescence in the American suburban landscape. Read full book review >

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A KICK-ASS FAIRY by Linda Zercoe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2013

"A one-of-a-kind cancer story that makes for a riveting, if not particularly illuminating, account."
A detailed memoir from a registered nurse about her battles with cancer, again and again and again. Read full book review >

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BIG RUSS & ME by Tim Russert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2004

"A largely self-effacing souvenir and a fulsome, sincere Father's Day greeting. (16 pp. photos, not seen)"
The gimlet-eyed interlocutor of Meet the Press is a pussycat when it comes to matters of family and faith. Read full book review >