Search Results: "Summer Pierre"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A wonderfully rich dip into American cheese, which, contrary to what many may think, 'has more styles than the pope has gilded white robes in his Vatican armoire.'"
A varied exploration of some of America's most delightful artisan cheeses. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 18, 2012

"Laugh-out-loud advice for the AARP set."
In this lighthearted memoir, radio personality, voice-over performer, pilot and hypnotist Summer (Lovin Touch, 2004, etc.) tells humorous stories to encourage seniors to happily traverse life with a whole lot of love. Read full book review >

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ARROYO by Summer Wood
Released: June 1, 2001

"An attempt at sensual romance undone by self-conscious prose and manufactured emotions."
A down-and-out blues singer settles in a small New Mexico town and is gathered into the community where she finds love and spiritual redemption. Read full book review >

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WRECKER by Summer Wood
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Wood (Arroyo, 2001) moves her characters gracefully through trying times, both cultural and personal."
A novel that follows the growth of a young boy—appropriately named Wrecker because caution is not a major aspect of his personality—to a man of 20, ready to take off on his own. Read full book review >

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LINK by Summer Wier
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A robust, well-realized universe that sparkles with promise."
The first book of a prospective trilogy, Wier's debut fantasy novel follows a young girl whose link to the cosmos will decide the fate of an age-old war of light versus dark. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"A rare memoir of hard times that is both forgiving and perceptive."
Newcomer Summer, a young woman who grew up in shelters and then attended Harvard, movingly evokes the plight of the homeless. Read full book review >

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THE LAST GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE PB & J SOCIETY by Janet Summer Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Unfortunately, digging up something better won't be hard. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Can anything save Annie's BFF, Jason, from having to move away? Read full book review >

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TRUST ME, I'M LYING by Mary Elizabeth Summer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A memorable debut; here's hoping for a lot more from Summer. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A girl grifter becomes caught up in a scheme that might be too big to handle. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2011

"Pekar fans will enjoy this minor work from a major figure."
This posthumously published collection of narratives provides footnotes on the life immortalized through American Splendor. Read full book review >

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THE MESSENGERS OF DEATH by Pierre Magnan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"A pleasantly old-fashioned mystery thriller with quirky charm aplenty. Magnan (Death in the Truffle Wood, 2007, etc.) fashions an intricate landscape of life in a French village while weaving menace and suspense into his tapestry."
Secrets and lies lead to shockingly violent murder in a small French town. Read full book review >

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LUDMILA’S BROKEN ENGLISH by DBC Pierre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2006

"Some of the material might have generated laughs as a five-minute Saturday Night Life 'wild and crazy guys' sketch, but it quickly wears thin as a novel."
Stylistic bravura can't sustain interest in this overextended narrative with an underdeveloped plot. Read full book review >