Search Results: "Shane White"


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SHANE by Jack Schaefer
Released: Oct. 14, 1949

"A real superiority here, narrative and literary."
A classic touch to this story of fiddlefooted, withdrawn, softspoken Shane who drifts in, stays on with Wyoming homesteader Starrett. Read full book review >

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STORIES OF FREEDOM IN BLACK NEW YORK by Shane White
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Superb, well-researched history, brilliantly alive."
A dazzling history of the first African-American theater company in New York, focusing on principal actor James Hewlett. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Superb scholarship and a sprightly style recover an unaccountably overlooked life in our history."
A specialist in African-American history pieces together the remarkable career of an antebellum Wall Street broker who was married to a white woman, ambitious, ruthless, successful, and black: in short, "a racist's nightmare come to life." Read full book review >

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NORTH COUNTRY by Shane White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A dark, foreboding narrative whose style pays tribute to Robert McCloskey and 1950s Superman comics."
White combines memoir with a graphic-novel format in the story of a painful childhood. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"A highly useful contribution to black history from an unexpected direction, in every sense of that phrase. (19 drawings, 37 b&w photos, not seen)"
Two Australian historians (brothers, incidentally) from the University of Sydney examine the ways in which black style has been interpreted and the political and social implications it has carried from slavery to WW II. Read full book review >

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SHANE COMES HOME by Rinker Buck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2005

"A fine and moving story, full of heroes."
An affecting portrait of the first American combat fatality in the Iraq war, and of those who suffered his loss. Read full book review >

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ANDY SHANE AND THE PUMPKIN TRICK by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"With hilarious yet familiar situations, frequent pen-and-ink illustrations, accessible vocabulary and two characters filled with the feisty spirit of a very young Ramona Quimby, Jacobson's offering is the perfect treat for newest readers. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Andy Shane and his sometimes enemy/sometimes best friend Dolores Starbuckle are back and ready to celebrate Halloween. Read full book review >

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WHITE by Christopher Whitcomb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 26, 2005

"Whitcomb adeptly keeps many balls in the air in this artful shell game of suspense."
A restless thriller from Whitcomb, returning with many in the appealing cast from his debut, Black (2004). Read full book review >

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WHITE SISTER by Stephen J. Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"Hip-hop, slam-bang, slap-dash."
More mindless action in the Shane Scully series (Vertical Coffin, 2004, etc.), with our hero adrift in the wild world of rap. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Readers will want to follow Andy all the way through school. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Andy Shane doesn't want to be at school. Read full book review >

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PATRICK WHITE: LETTERS by Patrick White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"A literary milestone."
A swarming and copious selection of letters by the Nobel Prizewinning novelist and playwright. ``My life is a series of blunders and recoveries and so it will be, I expect, till the end.'' Described by his biographer Marr (Patrick White: A Life, 1992) as ``a wise man who could be stubbornly wrong,'' White (191290) acquired the epistolary habit at age four or five, never to abandon it for long. Read full book review >