Search Results: "Steve Earle"


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DOGHOUSE ROSES by Steve Earle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2001

"An appealing collection, though Earle fans will find a lot more to enjoy than everybody else."
An engaging if uneven debut from one of country rock's most celebrated singer-songwriters. Read full book review >

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I'LL NEVER GET OUT OF THIS WORLD ALIVE by Steve Earle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 12, 2011

"Already well-respected for both his music and his acting, Earle can now add novelist to an impressive résumé."
A thematically ambitious debut novel that draws from the writer's experience yet isn't simply a memoir in the guise of fiction. Read full book review >

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A PERFECT COMPANION by Earle Jacobs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2016

"Uncomplicated, enjoyable, and often surprising tales hampered by distracting errors."
Jacobs' (Chow Time!, 2017, etc.) collection of five short stories finds some characters pursued by pirates or incensed relatives while others make time for romance. Read full book review >

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THE PIRATE WARS by Peter Earle
NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2005

"Offers revealing historical perspectives enlivened, but not swamped, by vivid accounts of blood-and-guts encounters."
Earle (Economic History/Univ. of London) spans the spectrum of high-seas piracy from its Elizabethan origins to its final throttling by reenergized Western naval might nearly two centuries later. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1999

"Even those who have never ventured under the sea will appreciate this enthusiastic guide. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Earle (Dive!, p. 64) again transports readers to the ocean's depths, this time to introduce the weird and beautiful inhabitants of the coral reef. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Thorough, but too restricted in scope to appeal to general readers."
British historian Earle (The Sack of Panama: Captain Morgan and the Battle for the Caribbean, 2007, etc.) delves into the late-17th-century surge in treasure hunting and the diving technology that accompanied it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"A well-told adventure."
Meticulous chronicle of perhaps the most audacious pirate raid in history. Read full book review >

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JACK LONDON by Earle Labor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A vibrant biography that will surely entice readers back to the original source."
A highly sympathetic, knowledgeable portrayal strives to correct the "caricature" of this dynamic, brief life. Read full book review >

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THE BUBBLE WRAP BOY by Phil Earle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"As much as Charlie would hate hearing it, good things do come in small packages. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Charlie Han, aka "Tiny Charlie," aka "the Chinese midget," is used to being bully bait, the lethal combination of his oddly small stature and klutziness making him a shoe-in for the worst junior high has to offer. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A working scientist, the author conveys her enthusiasm and reverence for the natural world, and makes clear that there are more challenges ahead. (chronology, diagrams, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In an underwater adventure not to be missed, Earle recounts her lifelong love of the ocean and the world beneath the sea. Read full book review >

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The One Way Out by H. Earle Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2015

"Impressive familial saga set against the throes of Jamaican history."
Watson uses one family to chart the history of Jamaica to the present and beyond. Read full book review >

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by Poornima Apte

Long before “We Need Diverse Books” gained momentum as a movement towards inclusivity in children’s literature, writer and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats made history. Peter, the star of his groundbreaking picture book, The Snowy Day, was black.

Children’s book author Andrea Davis Pinkney reminds us what a big deal this was in 1962 when the book was first published. The ...


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