Search Results: "Shawn Colvin"


BOOK REVIEW

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH by Shawn Colvin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"Ultimately, there's too much 'Of Meds and Men' and too little of the music that made Colvin popular."
A chatty, but only occasionally enlightening, life story from the confessional singer-songwriter. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE I STUBBED MY TOE by Shawn Byous
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"An eye-tickling, cacophonous vocabulary builder. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Byous explores the domino theory—and they all fall down—to comic effect. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 1996

"A battlefield history is marred by unsupported historical speculations and opinions."
Not a biography, but a subjective military history of the 194575 Indochina wars, in which the British author argues that the Vietnamese victories were primarily due to French and American mistakes rather than the superior leadership of the commanding Vietnamese general, Vo Nguyen Giap. Read full book review >

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THE AMATEUR ASTRONOMER by Shawn Carlson
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2001

"Certainly not for everyone, but for its intended audience this is an indispensable book."
An anthology of interest to the backyard astronomer, from America's leading science magazine. Read full book review >

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TWIN by Allen Shawn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2011

"In sometimes moving prose, Shawn reveals the psychological damage of having and losing a twin."
Deeply personal memoir that also examines the mystery of autism. Read full book review >

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PAUL NEWMAN by Shawn Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2009

"An illuminating look at one of the true greats, full of humor and intelligent analysis—highly recommended."
Portland Oregonian film critic Levy (The Last Playboy: The High Life of Porfirio Rubirosa, 2005, etc.) reckons with the life and work of one of the last great Hollywood icons. Read full book review >

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Wyrd, TX by David Shawn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"Exuberantly irreverent; demonic beings and witches running amok have rarely been so funny."
A small Texas town is thrown into turmoil when an upcoming Halloween party comes complete with infernal beasts and ceremonial sacrifice in this supernatural thriller. Read full book review >

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GODFORSAKEN IDAHO by Shawn Vestal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2013

"Plainspoken stories filled with profound ambivalence and occasional flickers of redemption."
A provocative and revelatory debut, filled with stories about losing faith and trying (often in vain) to find purpose, mainly set amid the sparsely populated Mormon country of the rugged Northwest. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Levy's spirited history is nothing less than a love letter to Rome's luxurious, sensational past."
A cultural history reveals an effervescent decade of riches in postwar Rome. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Advice that goes beyond generalized assertions by providing a set of useful tasks designed to inspire a happier outlook on life."
A happiness researcher investigates why some people can embrace positivity while others are mired in pessimism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 23, 2002

"Levy's wasn't-it-a-groove closing chapter gets at only half the story that he has otherwise documented so well, of a scene essentially imploding—and taking a lot of lives along the way—from the start."
The vitality of London in the swinging '60s—and the pathetic, sordid underbelly of it—ably conveyed by Levy (King of Comedy, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >