Search Results: "Tim Wendel"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2003

"No great surprises here—but deeply affecting and impressive under one roof. (16-page color photo insert, not seen)"
A workmanlike overview of the giant contribution Latinos have made to the game of baseball. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2012

"An appealing mix of baseball and cultural history."
During one of the most tumultuous years in our history, a remarkable baseball season unfolded. Read full book review >

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CASTRO'S CURVEBALL by Tim Wendel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A superbly crafted meditation on heroism, duty, and the irony derived from recognizing everyone's imperfections but your own."
A wry, ruefully nostalgic debut novel from USA Today sportswriter Wendel (Going for the Gold, 1980) puts a naive American baseball player on a misguided quest for heroism as he tries to persuade a young Fidel Castro to pitch for the Washington Senators. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A poignant, wise love story."
With the assistance of Witter (Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him, 2011, etc.), crime reporter Spencer-Wendel chronicles her life and the decisions she has made since being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Read full book review >

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Grant Me Timely Grace by Tim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2010

"A moderately entertaining but wrongheaded Civil War thriller."
Loyalties are tested in Woods' (Never Trust a Hero, 2011, etc.) novel, set in Civil War-era Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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IS THAT A CAT? by Tim Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Even the endpapers are in on the fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Will this series of mistaken identities have a happy ending? Read full book review >

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MONKEY ME AND THE GOLDEN MONKEY by Tim Roland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"While this series doesn't have aspirations to high literature, it does fulfill an important developmental reading need with high-interest humor and adventure. (Adventure. 6-8)"
Monkey business allows young children to make a serious transition from early readers to chapter books. Read full book review >

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THIS LITTLE PIGGY by Tim Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"The shoe is on the other foot when these talented piggies get their due, so consider this for storytimes or households that need an extra kick. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The lead singer of the indie rock band Les Savy Fav takes some time to consider the secret lives of toes. Read full book review >

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ROASTED PEANUTS by Tim Egan
by Tim Egan, illustrated by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: April 3, 2006

"Dead-pan humor with a pitch-perfect aim. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sam and Jackson love to sit and watch baseball at Grant's Field. Read full book review >

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THE TRIAL OF CARDIGAN JONES by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Not Egan at his best, though this may have some potential as a discussion starter on the idea of 'innocent until proven guilty.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
Only hints of the deadpan humor that made Egan's Serious Farm (2003) and other tales so droll come through here. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD by Tim Coffey
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The engaging story has a calm, reassuring quality about it, and the well-integrated text and art flow seamlessly toward the quiet ending with Little Reindeer and his mother asleep on Christmas Eve. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The main characters of this gentle story are three sweet, appealing reindeer: Papa, Mama, and their son, Little Reindeer. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY NIGHT AT HODGES' CAFE by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"One of the most exceptional and offbeat stories in some time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's Friday Night at Hodges' Cafe. Read full book review >