Search Results: "Sumner Redstone"


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A PASSION TO WIN by Sumner Redstone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 8, 2001

"Outrageous as he is, for personality and readability, Redstone gets an A."
A robust autobiography by the self-styled owner and CEO of media conglomerate Viacom (published, incidentally, by the company's book subsidiary). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 1998

"The political intrigue revealed in this biography alone makes it a gripping tale; the author's eye for balancing public and private lives nicely clarifies what could have been a murky read. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A fascinating look at a little-remembered contributor to 20th-century history. Read full book review >

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THE SCHOOL OF BEAUTY AND CHARM by Melanie Sumner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2001

"Distinguished by an engaging voice, but the action doesn't quite come to a head, and the serious parts aren't as deft as the comedy."
A vividly drawn, good-humored, yet ultimately unsurprising coming-of-age tale set in small-town Georgia. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1999

"Brightly entertaining sociology-cum-bonding masquerading as crime fiction."
Or "intrepid women take on the literary establishment," as you—d expect from the imprint on this collection of 15 mostly new stories (three date back to 1994). Read full book review >

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POLITE SOCIETY by Melanie Sumner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1995

"Much lively writing and a vividly evoked African milieu distinguish this debut, but Darren ultimately disappoints, becoming merely a conduit for action and aperáus. (Some of these stories have previously appeared in The New Yorker and other magazines.)"
A former Peace Corps veteran debuts with a series of short stories set in Senegal (all but one about the same character) that neatly skewer cultural misapprehensions, though not much else. Read full book review >

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CHAPTER AND VERSE by Bernard Sumner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Given the author's previous reticence, fans of both bands will find this memoir revelatory."
A reticent British rock star opens up—a little. Read full book review >

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HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL by Melanie Sumner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Sweet, clever, and fun."
How a kid can help her broke, widowed, overwhelmed mom: write a novel! Read full book review >

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Released: July 6, 2010

"An ambitiously complicated broth of content with surprisingly little flavor."
Inseparable friends in a New Mexico barrio grow up to love the same woman and share a suicide pact. Read full book review >

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THE USE OF POWER by J. G. Sumner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2007

"This superhero is a bit too super."
Aliens select a man of decency and courage to receive a magical suit in order to combat the murderous mayhem afflicting our world. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"For general readers, a useful refresher course on Vonnegut's life and novels; scholars should look elsewhere."
An introductory-level summary of Kurt Vonnegut's novels, with a biographical twist. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING IS TEETH by Evie Wyld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2016

"A rite-of-passage memoir that has powerful poetry in its ellipses."
A graphic memoir that proceeds like a young girl's powerfully disturbing dream, which continues to resonate through her waking hours. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"The narrative downplays violence in favor of success stories; that upbeat tone and the many bright, engaging color photos will leave younger audiences more pleased than disturbed. (source notes; introduction and epilogue by the co-author) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Loaded with reader appeal, these tales of animal rescue focus on the animals but also provide some insight into what Baghdad was like in the wake of the U.S. invasion. Read full book review >