Search Results: "Terry Southern"


BOOK REVIEW

TEXAS SUMMER by Terry Southern
Released: Jan. 10, 1992

"But this coming-of-age valentine to the 50's Texas landscape has an understated, flat-spoken charm of its own."
A lazy valedictory to Harold Stevens's 13th summer in backwoods Texas, by the author of Candy and The Magic Christian. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 2001

"When you're done, even if you feel you've read all you need about sweet drugs and pert body parts, it's hard not to like Southern. He was big-hearted and irrepressible, an optimist of excess when it seemed such things were possible."
A darling of the postwar literary counterculture is honored in a tidy collection that makes coherent sense of what might have been a group of funny if disparate works. Read full book review >

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YOURS IN HASTE AND ADORATION by Terry Southern
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"A must for fans of Southern, that great satirist, and a revealing look into the litbiz of old."
A collection of letters from one of the 20th century's most satirically witty writers. Read full book review >

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A Message From The Spartacist League by G. A. Southern
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 26, 2013

"A well-written spy story with a hollow center."
In this noir tale of international intrigue, a bored Minnesotan recognizes a political radical who tried to recruit him 30 years earlier. Read full book review >

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AUGUSTUS by Pat Southern
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 1998

"A concise and thoughtful contribution to the literature of one of history's great turning points."
In this crisply written and well-researched biography, Southern (librarian at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England) presents Octavian/Augustus as an opportunistic genius whose creation of the Roman Empire was more a matter of pragmatic adaptation to circumstance than adherence to a master plan. Read full book review >

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Daddy Dearest by Paul Southern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2016

"An enthralling tale, but the genuine mystery involves the protagonist, a spellbinding enigma from beginning to end."
A divorcé's 5-year-old daughter vanishes during a weekend visit, turning his apartment neighbors into suspects in Southern's (Killing Sound, 2014, etc.) thriller. Read full book review >

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PEANUT BUTTER & CUPCAKE by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"Still, preschoolers will likely savor this mouthwatering treatment of a subject that looms large in many early school experiences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The familiar theme of the challenges facing a new kid in town is given an original treatment by photographer Border in this book of photos of three-dimensional objects in a simple modeled landscape. Read full book review >

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LOUIS’ DREAM PLANE by Terry Milne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"The message is certainly meritorious, but the execution is pallid (literally—Milne uses a muted palette throughout) next to such vigorous explorations of the same topic as Holly Keller's Horace's New Toy (2000). (Picture book. 5-8)"
Assorted flying machines adorn the endpapers and will propel young aeronautics fans right into this high-flying story of friendship. Read full book review >

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LEIF'S JOURNEY by Terry Hokenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2015

"Readers of the genre will savor this immersive and ultimately satisfying tale of coming of age on the American prairie. (Historical fiction. 11-16)"
Leif, just coming into manhood on the northern prairie of Minnesota in 1881, must either find a way to make peace with his often angry father or leave the farm forever, as his older siblings have chosen to do. Read full book review >

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SLATED by Teri Terry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2013

"Intriguing—readers will be on tenterhooks for the next one. (Dystopian romance. 11 & up)"
What would it be like to live in a world in which the fear of terrorists has resulted in the technology to wipe out memories or shut you down completely if you become deeply sad or angry? Read full book review >

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THE GOOD BRAIDER by Terry Farish
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2012

"Refreshing and moving: avoids easy answers and saviors from the outside. (historical note) (Fiction. 13-15)"
From Sudan to Maine, in free verse. Read full book review >

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LIFE HAPPENS NEXT by Terry Trueman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A winning central and supporting cast provide strong compensation for a plot that seems overly worked and too tidily resolved. (afterword) (Fiction. 11-14)"
Trueman skates the edge of fantasy as he puts readers' hearts through a workout in this sequel to Stuck in Neutral (2000). Read full book review >