Search Results: "Steve Eubanks"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"A mildly interesting though dubious, discursive account of one of modern golf's pioneers."
The story of J. Douglas Edgar (1884-1921), inventor of the modern golf swing and a rising star before his untimely death, the victim of what newspaper heir Comer Howell and others believed was murder. Read full book review >

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ALL AMERICAN by Steve Eubanks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Long on heroism, short on analysis and critical acumen."
Veteran journalist Eubanks (To Win and Die in Dixie: The Birth of the Modern Golf Swing and the Mysterious Death of Its Creator, 2010, etc.) follows the careers of two young men: one a cadet at West Point, the other a midshipman at the Naval Academy, from 9/11 to the present. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST THING SMOKING by Nelson Eubanks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A companion volume to Junot Diaz's Drown. Eubanks will write better books, but this one merits serious attention and respect."
Seventeen linked stories delineate a Brazilian-American's rocky path to adulthood. Read full book review >

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Released: May 28, 2012

"An entertaining if occasionally didactic tale of salesmanship gone rogue."
A wily thriller about expert selling as the secret to life, love and surviving a cutthroat arms deal. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN DOORS, SECRET ROOMS by Jamie Eubanks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2013

"This is a phenomenal first novel; an excellent read for anyone who loves mystery, and would-be writers who want to learn exactly how it's done."
This finely wrought sci-fi/mystery/thriller explores the themes of rebirth and renewal through characters on the run and those who come to their aid. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN'S HAT by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Happily close to the most recent royal birth, this whimsical, British-themed picture book provides a kidcentric introduction to the geography of London and a great opportunity for spontaneous counting and observation activities. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Pursued by a corgi sporting an argyle vest, a cartoonish queen figure runs through London chasing her hat, which is being whisked away by a strong breeze. Read full book review >

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EYE TO EYE by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Another impressive presentation from a master craftsman. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
The evolution of the eye and the surprising ways animals see the world are displayed in a thoughtfully designed and engagingly illustrated album. Read full book review >

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IS THAT YOU, ALIEN? by Steve Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A labored effort to squeeze a little more juice from a once-fresh gimmick. (Novelty. 5-7)"
Intrepid readers who don't mind slipping their hands into places without looking will get what they deserve from this backyard hunt for aliens. Read full book review >

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THE SHOEMAKER EXTRAORDINAIRE by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"High marks for energy. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-8)"
Wildly terpsichorean collages, constructed from patterned cloth and paper cutouts decorated with bright paint and shoe-sole prints, illustrate this original tale of a clever itinerant cobbler and a nearsighted giant. Read full book review >

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LIVING COLOR by Steve Jenkins
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 10, 2007

"Extra facts about coloration and thumbnails providing basic information about each animal depicted make up the backmatter of this volume, which is guaranteed to be a browser's delight. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Color becomes the organizing factor in this new exploration of the quirks of the animal world. Read full book review >

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STAN AND THE TOILET MONSTER by Steve Shreve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Tableaux done as large, simple line drawings featuring the annoyed-looking monster and hunched, hapless-looking smaller figures on nearly every page give the tale that fashionable Wimpy Kid look A serviceable placeholder for the Captain's next outing, with all the stinks and goo but not so much of the wit. (Illustrated fiction. 9-11)"
A pet iguana flushed down a toilet, a scientist's unwelcomed potion for giant Brussels sprouts, a sociopathic dog named Mr. Snuggles and a reeking glob of slime that turns out not to be a baseball are but some of the elements in this Captain Underpants-style yuck-o-rama. Read full book review >