Search Results: "Todd James Pierce"


BOOK REVIEW

THE AUSTRALIA STORIES by Todd James Pierce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2003

"The thread that's supposed to bind these pieces into a novel is thin at best, but Pierce writes with a particular tenderness and compassion."
From an American who spent several years in Australia comes this debut about a man, very much like the author, who's writing a collection of stories about his family. Read full book review >

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TILLIE PIERCE by Tanya Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Tillie's words bring the sights, sounds and smells of a civilian and teenager experiencing war straight to today's readers in a way a retrospective account cannot. (source notes, suggestions for further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
An insightful perspective on one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War seen through the eyes of a 15-year-old girl. Read full book review >

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WE PIERCE by Andrew Huebner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"A well-written, surprisingly straightforward account of a not-so-straightforward war."
Second outing from Huebner (American by Blood, 2000) is pitched as a fictionalized version of the author's relationship with his Gulf War veteran brother. Read full book review >

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MILDRED PIERCE by James M. Cain
Released: Sept. 22, 1941

"Sure sales and rentals."
The author of The Postman Always Rings Twice and Serenade turns from the shock technique of both of these to present an incisive, full length portrait of a woman in business, and her emotional dependency on her coldblooded, greedy, captious daughter — Veda. Read full book review >

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TAE KWON DO! by Terry Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2006

"Parents, teachers and librarians desperate for first-level, child-appealing readers will cheer out loud—and quite possibly execute a few joyous spinning kicks of their own—as they snap this one up. (Easy reader. 3-5)"
A brother and sister participate in their Tae Kwon Do class in a most welcome addition to the Step into Reading series. Read full book review >

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IN TODD WE TRUST by Louise Galveston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Instead of satire, readers get a zany adventure, which would be perfectly satisfactory—if it were zany enough. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This sequel to By the Grace of Todd (2014) sees the return of the title character and his acolytes.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"A humorous, lively and humane memoir."
A stand-up comedian's upfront account of the personal struggles with homosexuality that underlay his successful career as an entertainer. Read full book review >

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The Dash of Dr. Todd by Howard E. Adkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2009

"An original, well-researched novel that combines exciting plot twists with thought-provoking themes."
In this novel, Adkins (Hannity's Curse, 2009, etc.), a retired physician, imagines a young doctor's journey to the Western frontier during the Gold Rush. Read full book review >

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JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

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JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

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JAMES MONROE by Gary Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"A well-written, useful précis of Monroe's life and career."
A nearly forgotten president comes in for soft-spoken tribute, courtesy of one-time U.S. Senator Hart (The Fourth Power, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >