Search Results: "Tom Franklin"


BOOK REVIEW

TOM by Daniel Torres
by Daniel Torres, translated by Julie Simmons-Lynch, illustrated by Daniel Torres
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Then again, this book is supposed to be about art, so maybe the words don't matter. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Torres's first book is a big tribute to New York City and a little satire about the superficiality of the public's taste in art, wrapped in a story about a dinosaur. Read full book review >

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TOM by Lyle Leverich
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Affectionate and affecting, dense with arresting detail, likely to be definitive. (50 b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000; first serial to the New Yorker)"
Artistically and psychologically acute biography of the great American poet-playwright. Read full book review >

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TOM by Tomie dePaola
by Tomie dePaola, illustrated by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 1993

"A delightfully offbeat vignette of boyish mischief reinforcing the bond between generations; dePaola's handsomely designed illustrations have unusual warmth here, subtly expressing the characters' affection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another autobiographical story from dePaola, this time about his grandfather, who ingenuously explains that "We're named after each other, Tommy. Read full book review >

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HELL AT THE BREECH by Tom Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2003

"Historical fiction as smooth and relentless as the darkest Elmore Leonard. First-rate."
Nightriders seize control of a dark corner of Alabama in a history-based first novel. Read full book review >

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MISSISSIPPI NOIR by Tom Franklin
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"On the whole, this latest entry in the long-running Akashic Noir series presents tale after tale of people who can't get out of their own ways."
The big city has no lock on misery in these 16 portraits of dark doings in the Deep South. Read full book review >

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SMONK by Tom Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Horror and history rendered with gusto and buckets of blood."
No one is safe in a 19th-century Alabama town devastated by the Civil War, gripped by a hideously perverted religion and haunted by rabies. Read full book review >

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CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED LETTER by Tom Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"There's little suspense in a novel that's most notable for its heavy-handed treatment of race."
There are murders in this Mississippi melodrama, but pay them no mind; its core is the brief friendship of two boys, one black, one white. Read full book review >

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FRANKLIN FROG by Emma Tranter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2012

"A winner. (iPad informational app. 2-5)"
Three generations of frogs demonstrate the circle of life. Read full book review >

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ROSALIND FRANKLIN by Brenda Maddox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"At once a scientific exploration and a personal history, Maddox's biography is inviting and ultimately satisfying. (16 pages b&w photos)"
This engagingly direct biography of Franklin encapsulates her vital contributions to science and in particular the deciphering of DNA while providing a durable portrait of a forceful personality. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by Edmund S. Morgan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"An excellent portrayal of a patriot's style and substance."
In this relatively brief biography, Morgan (History/Yale) aims to depict Franklin's personality as much as the deeds that made him famous. Read full book review >