Search Results: "Theresa Breslin"


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REMEMBRANCE by Theresa Breslin
FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"As it is, it remains a perfectly serviceable historical novel, but nothing more. (Fiction. 12+)"
Five teens from a small Scottish town become caught up in the maelstrom of WWI. Read full book review >

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AN ILLUSTRATED TREASURY OF SCOTTISH MYTHICAL CREATURES by Theresa Breslin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A fine choice for reading aloud or alone, rich in creatures more magical than frightening. (glossary) (Folk tales. 7-12)"
Lively yarn-spinning, delightful illustrations, and handsome bookmaking again make a winning combination in this follow-up to the creators' An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales (2012).Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A genuinely beautiful collection that begs to be read aloud—or told—again and again. (Folk tales. 7-12)"
Some familiar tales and some that are less so make up this elegantly designed and produced collection with Scottish roots and branches. Read full book review >

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THE SHORT SWEET DREAM OF EDUARDO GUTIÉRREZ by Jimmy Breslin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"A straightforward account of an illegal that comments eloquently on the human cost of globalization."
Legendary newspaper columnist and novelist (I Don't Want to Go to Jail, p. 347, etc.) Breslin's revealing and tragic saga of an illegal Mexican worker who perished in a 1999 New York City construction accident. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD RAT by Jimmy Breslin
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Smart and stinging—Breslin in fine form, which means a winner."
Buck up, Sopranos buffs: Tony and the gang may be gone, but Breslin's steely look at mob life in the glory—and gory—days will take some of the sting away. Read full book review >

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DAMON RUNYON by Jimmy Breslin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 1991

"Could live forever."
The life of the mythic, wealthy journalist/short-story writer of the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls, told by the legendary, wealthy journalist/novel writer of Table Money, World Without End, Amen, etc. Making some allowances, this book is like Hemingway on Shakespeare. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE HERE by Paul Breslin
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Overall, a satisfying debut."
Breslin's (English/Northwestern; The Psycho-Political Muse: American Poetry Since the Fifties, not reviewed) first volume draws heavily from the postwar years, with uneven but generally stirring results. Read full book review >

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NOT EXACTLY WHAT I HAD IN MIND by Rosemary Breslin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Once she achieves the affirmation of mutual love and professional recognition, however, she can claim to be a model of survival. (Author tour)"
A self-proclaimed ``motor mouth from hell,'' who comes on like a ditzy, spoiled valley girl with a flip New York edge, chronicles her struggle with irreversible anemia and the romance that changes her life. Read full book review >

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BRANCH RICKEY by Jimmy Breslin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2011

"Quirky, idiosyncratic, oddly balanced and surpassingly entertaining."
This entry in the Penguin Lives series focuses on Branch Rickey's game-changing efforts to bring Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers, shattering baseball's race barrier. Read full book review >

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I WANT TO THANK MY BRAIN FOR REMEMBERING ME by Jimmy Breslin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 1996

"The Bard of the Boroughs is back with his accustomed wit in a chiaroscuro text that is more felicitous than the awkward title would hint."
Prototypical ink-in-the-veins journalist Breslin (Damon Runyon, 1991; The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, 1969; etc.) now reports on a matter that concentrated his mind wonderfully, a matter for which his experience never prepared him: the opening of his skull to release an aneurysm. Read full book review >

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DRINKING WITH MISS DUTCHIE by Ed Breslin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2011

"A moving story of love, death and recovery."
In his debut memoir, former book editor Breslin writes about the death of his cherished dog, Miss Dutchie, and how, with her help, he succeeded in overcoming alcoholism. Read full book review >

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THE CHURCH THAT FORGOT CHRIST by Jimmy Breslin
NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 2004

"The authorities will cry foul, but you can bet American Catholics will be reading and discussing Breslin's latest—and justly so."
A searing indictment of the faithful against a church that has failed their faith, with legendary New York newsman Breslin driving the nails into the cathedral door. Read full book review >