Search Results: "Timothy Egan"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Lucent prose illuminates a man obscured for years in history's shadows."
New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Egan (The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America, 2009, etc.) returns with the story of the astonishing life of Edward Curtis (1868-1952), whose photographs of American Indians now command impressive prices at auction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"Stark and powerful, a gripping if depressing read and a timely reminder that a Nature abused can exact a terrible retribution."
Grim, riveting account by New York Times reporter Egan makes clear that, although hurricanes and floods have grabbed recent headlines, America's worst assault from Mother Nature came in the form of ten long years of drought and dust. Read full book review >

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BREAKING BLUE by Timothy Egan
NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 1992

"Egan rises into the Most Wanted group of true-crime writers with this smoothly told, exciting account."
Powerhouse story of an iconoclastic sheriff who cracked through 54 years of police coverups and solved the oldest open murder case in the country. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"Essential for any Green bookshelf."
The epic forest fire of 1910 and how it kept massive business interests from strangling the nascent American conservation movement. Read full book review >

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THE WINEMAKER’S DAUGHTER by Timothy Egan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A rollicking soap opera with as many twists as a corkscrew, written with an investigative reporter's eye for detail and nose for coincidence—even though, like a good Barolo, it's a bit too strong to swallow in one gulp."
Debut novel by New York Times Pulitzer-winning correspondent Egan (Lasso the Wind, 1998, etc.) about a young woman's quest to uncover the cause of her brother's death. Read full book review >

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LASSO THE WIND by Timothy Egan
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Solid reporting and storytelling make this a book of value to anyone interested in what is happening west of the Mississippi."
A sometimes arch, sometimes curmudgeonly, but always revealing tour of the modern Mountain West. Read full book review >

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THE IMMORTAL IRISHMAN by Timothy Egan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"A fascinating, well-told story by an author fully committed to his subject. Egan's impeccable research, uncomplicated readability, and flowing narrative reflect his deep knowledge of a difficult and complex man."
The story of Thomas Meagher (1823-1867), an Irishman radicalized by the famine who became a hero on three continents. 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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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 >

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DODSWORTH IN TOKYO by Tim Egan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"The poetics of restraint could not be better displayed. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Timing is everything. Read full book review >

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BURNT TOAST ON DAVENPORT STREET by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Home is where the burnt toast is in this original and zany offering. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stella and Arthur, a couple of dogs, live on Davenport Street. Read full book review >