Search Results: "Sean Howe"


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MARVEL COMICS by Sean Howe
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Brilliantly juxtaposes Marvel with its best characters: flawed and imperfect, but capable of achieving miraculous feats."
An impeccably researched, authoritative history of Marvel Comics. Read full book review >

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ANDREW SEAN GREER
by Megan Labrise

For bestselling novelist Andrew Sean Greer, Less represents a grand departure in more ways than one.

“I was writing another book that was my typical style,” says the author of five preceding fictions, including The Path of Minor Planets and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, “sort of poignant, sort of wistful. And I was getting nowhere with ...


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A VOICE STILL HEARD by Irving Howe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"This important collection allows a new generation of readers to hear Howe's uncompromising voice."
Prescient and passionate critiques of American politics and culture from one of the 20th century's most important critics. Read full book review >

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ADDIE ON THE INSIDE by James Howe
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2011

"Readers will agree when, in the triumphant final poem, an assured Addie proclaims: 'I am a girl who knows enough / to know this life is mine.' (author's note) (Verse novel. 11-14)"
In this companion novel, Howe explores the interior life of the most outspoken member of the "Gang of Five" from The Misfits and Totally Joe (2001, 2005). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Focus on change and growth gives strength to this offering. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Just as 13 is an age with agonies and ecstasies, this collection ranges from the trivial to the powerful. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"The message is no secret, but getting there is a barrel of fun, thanks to snap-happy acrylic and collage art with its three mouse gallivants and their gleefully expressive faces. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An auspicious debut for illustrator Walrod, whose hilarious characterizations of three mice friends enliven Howe's jocular plot that pokes fun at boys-only and girls-only clubs. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Still, it's a spirited story, and readers will look forward to the likely sequels. (Fantasy. 11 & up)"
Noah Sark is on assignment, for Heaven's sake! Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Readers will be well-helped by having read the first two books; and though younger teens will enjoy them, high-schoolers will better appreciate Blue's brainy adventures. (Fiction. 13+)"
Moral dilemma, media frenzy, and money money money figure in this complicated, funny, and completely satisfying episode of Blue Avenger. Read full book review >

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THE MISFITS by James Howe
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Readers of every stripe will find themselves here and laugh (or cringe) as they catch on. (Fiction. 10+)"
The Gang of Five wants, basically, to get through seventh grade in Paintbrush Falls, New York. Read full book review >

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THE PHYSICK BOOK OF DELIVERANCE DANE by Katherine Howe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2009

"Informative, though not as creepy as it purports to be."
A first novel about alchemy, magic and witchcraft, set unsurprisingly in Salem, Mass., in the late 17th century and also, perhaps surprisingly, in Marblehead, Mass., in 1991. Read full book review >

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SAVING HISTORY by Fanny Howe
Released: June 1, 1993

"Provocative subject but ultimately too disjointed, as ideas and insights proliferate without any coherent connection."
As usual from Howe (Famous Questions, 1989; The Deep North, 1988, etc.), a brilliant, often lyrical novel driven by a strong moral imperative in a gritty, surreal setting—but ultimately overwhelmed by a narrative that tries to hard, and ends too easily. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"Fans of outdoor disaster and unpleasantry, as well as collectors of New England mountain lore, will find Howe a generally satisfying guide to New Hampshire's dark side."
A catalog of death in the New England mountains. Read full book review >