Search Results: "Stan Resnicoff"


BOOK REVIEW

SLEETMUTE by Stan Resnicoff
Released: Nov. 11, 2012

"An amusing, worthwhile read that could use some fleshing out."
Resnicoff (Tom, the Talking Toilet, 2012, etc.) recounts the year in 1968 he spent living in an isolated Alaskan village as part of VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America). Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"B&w photos; bibliography; map; index. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Pressed on all sides by white values and culture, the Southern Cheyenne (now located in western Oklahoma) attempt to keep their tribal integrity in the face of poverty, racism, and misunderstanding, working hard to keep tribal history alive, to protect their children from less positive white influences, and to sponsor a renewal of ceremonies and gatherings. Read full book review >

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IT'S THE FOURTH OF JULY! by Stan Hoig
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"A weak alternative to James Cross Giblin's Fireworks, Picnics and Flags (1983). (index, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
The author of A Capital For The Nation (1990) presents another American symbol in a skimpy history of the US's most important patriotic holiday. Read full book review >

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SUMMER SNOW by Stan Lynde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2006

"A charismatic narrator, a breezy tale and a generous helping of verisimilitude raise this well above the level of the run-of-the-mill western."
A kinder, gentler Deadwood meets the 19th-century version of Donnie Brasco. Read full book review >

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ONE-TRICK PONY by Stan Trybulski
MYSTERY THRILLER

"Sure to earn a place on the shelves of suave crime-novel buffs."
Vigilante justice is the real star of this action-packed international crime novella, which features sexed-up tough guy/wine connoisseur/attorney Doherty and a trio of short stories about more bad people getting what they deserve. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 1993

"An eye-opening report on nations caught between the securities of the past and the uncertainties of the future. (Five maps)"
Five sharp essays (expanded from New Yorker pieces) that explore political, socioeconomic, and ecological conditions in five southeast Asian locales: Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, and Borneo. Read full book review >

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MARSHAL OF MEDICINE LODGE by Stan Lynde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2006

"Satisfying western fare, in the vein of Louis L'Amour."
A young U.S. Marshal sorts out a culture clash with bullets and brains in this wild, winning western. Read full book review >

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THE FOURTH PROCEDURE by Stan Pottinger
Released: April 30, 1995

"Not only does Pottinger offer a unique perspective on a significant political issue, he neatly raises the ante in the final paragraphs for an almost perfect ending to an unforgettable story. (First printing of 250,000; $250,000 ad/promo)"
A former Justice Department lawyer has written a mind-boggling medical thriller to end all medical thrillers. Read full book review >

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Released: May 30, 1997

"These are painful, infuriating, and unforgettable images."
Grossfeld, a Pulitzer Prizewinning photographer for the Boston Globe, has traveled to various continents to document the appalling conditions many of the world's children endure, and his angry, precise, haunting images bring home the reality of some staggering statistics: Twelve million children go to bed hungry every night in the US; more than four million children under the age of five die in India every year; some 200 million children under the age of 15 labor full time, for little or no pay; there are some 800,000 child prostitutes in Thailand alone. Read full book review >

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RESISTING GRAVITY by Stan Crawford
Released: May 20, 2016

"A thoughtful, far-ranging volume that reveals poetry's powerful associations."
A debut collection of short poems focuses on Texas and the environment. Read full book review >