Search Results: "Tanner Colby"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 2012

"Occasionally thick with statistics and explication, but the author's personal voice is compelling and his thesis is most disturbing. Recommended reading for anyone who still thinks we live in a post-racial America."
Colby (The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts, 2008) turns his attention to one of the most vexing and violent topics in American social history. Read full book review >

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MR. TANNER by Harry Chapin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"There's inspiration in the refrain: 'He didn't know how well he sang. It just made him whole.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
One of Chapin's songs is brought to life in this book about facing criticism. Read full book review >

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THE CHRIS FARLEY SHOW by Tom Farley Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Essential for Farley and SNL fans, and a sterling example of oral biography—well-structured, consistently engaging and simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking."
Family, friends and colleagues remember the late Saturday Night Live star. Read full book review >

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REMEMBER THE TIME by Bill Whitfield
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"Illuminating and thoughtful, especially for those who can't help but hear Jackson's hit song when they read the book's title."
The calamitous last stage of the singer's life as told by his trusted security team, with the assistance of Colby (Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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ME TANNER, YOU JANE by Lawrence Block
Released: May 11, 1970

"Lots of dynathrust—rowdy and randy."
Even though this might put a crimp in some fussy Afro hairstyle, this is a generally funny safari into one of those not altogether emerged nations with Tanner (he's a government agent) appearing in hardcover for the first time. Read full book review >

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TANNER ON ICE by Lawrence Block
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"Tanner's fans, happy to see him back in action, won't mind if the action doesn't seem to go anywhere in particular."
Evan Tanner, the soldier of misfortune who's been out of commission since Me Tanner, You Jane (1970), returns, youthful and hale as ever, for a murky assignment in Burma. Read full book review >

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WHIZ TANNER AND THE PHONY MASTERPIECE by Fred Rexroad
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 25, 2013

"An artful mystery with appealing sleuths."
Two young detectives tackle a big small-town case involving a painting. Read full book review >

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APOLLO'S RAVEN by Linnea Tanner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2017

"A complex and promising start to a new fantasy series."
A Celtic warrior princess saves her kingdom and loses her heart in Tanner's debut fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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ICEBREAKER by Lian Tanner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"An artfully crafted adventure that's equal parts thought-provoking and thrilling. (character list) (Science fiction. 9-12)"
Scientists hide a secret aboard a ship headed for the farthest reaches of the Earth in the hopes of saving a remnant of modern technology and knowledge from the Anti-Machinists, a group of zealots determined to throw the world into another Dark Age. Read full book review >

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BEN AND THE SUDDEN TOO-BIG FAMILY by Colby Rodowsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2007

"Even readers who aren't in his situation will identify. (Fiction 9-12)"
When asked about his philosophy of life in school, ten-year-old Ben Mitchell posits that some things are all-right and some things are not-all-right. Read full book review >

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THE LAST WITNESS by Robert Colby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"Skippable by all but Black Mask devotees."
California locales, quaintly dated pulp prose, and non-surprise surprise endings mark this collection of four stories and a novella, in which middle-class vigilantes avenge the death of a fiancée ("Death Is a Lonely Lover") and a cuckolded father ("The Last Witness"); a cabbie with a gambling addiction loses big ("Never Come Back"); a counterfeiter and a con artist are outswindled by Colby's serial sleuth T.C. Brock ("Paint the Town Green"); and lust personified by a chestnut-haired tootsie in a sparkly gold swimsuit gets gutted by a mesmerized lover and his dowdy partner while their co-vacationers mourn the loss of their sexual obsessions (the 175-page "Deadly Desire"). Read full book review >

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THE TURNABOUT SHOP by Colby Rodowsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 1998

"The author never pontificates, readers will take to the immensely likable cast, and Jessie's and Althea's characters burst forth from Livvy's narration as vividly as her own. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Orphaned and grieving, Livvy is dismayed when her dying mother Althea's wish leaves her in the care of a woman she's never heard of. Read full book review >