Search Results: "Tom Grimes"


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MENTOR by Tom Grimes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2010

"Without wasting a word, Grimes presents a thoroughly readable view of how stories—and writers, at least of a certain kind—are made."
An illuminating account of a writer's life under the tutelage of another writer. Read full book review >

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WILL@EPICQWEST.COM by Tom Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2003

"The unwitting laughter he steadily evokes, page by page, makes Grimes (City of God, 1995) a joyous dark humorist."
Dystopian satire on the Information Age and medicated students that may well charm its way intravenously into the hearts of younger readers. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 20, 1999

"Supporters of M.F.A. programs may resent egg-production metaphors, but it takes a tough writing program to make such tender short stories."
Three-and-a-half dozen grade-A short stories, as hatched in one of the country's premier academic incubators of creativity. Read full book review >

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CITY OF GOD by Tom Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 1995

"Pungent with the lunatic language of consumer-driven tabloid America, this horrifying prophecy of a book, coming on the heels of the Oklahoma City bombing, seems closer to social commentary than satire."
A near-future novel that depicts with savage glee the economic-driven Armageddon awaiting us: a choreographed, televised race war brought to you by your local sponsors. Read full book review >

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SEASON'S END by Tom Grimes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 1992

"Passionate, entertaining, and refreshingly confident."
Grimes's second novel—the spirited tale of a rookie player fighting to survive in the complex world of professional baseball- -picks up where his first, A Stone of the Heart (1990), left off in evoking the bleak choices facing the previous generation of middle- class America and its children's mad desire to get away. Read full book review >

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OH, BROTHER! by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Ideal for kids coping with new step-siblings. (Picture book. 5-10)"
When his mother remarries, a young boy resents his new stepbrother until he discovers they have a lot in common. Read full book review >

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BRONX MASQUERADE by Nikki Grimes
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"At the end of the term, a new student who is black and Vietnamese finds a morsel of hope that she too will find a place in the poetry. (Fiction. 12-15)"
This is almost like a play for 18 voices, as Grimes (Stepping Out with Grandma Mac, not reviewed, etc.) moves her narration among a group of high school students in the Bronx. Read full book review >

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JAZMIN'S NOTEBOOK by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Especially effective are Jazmin's witty descriptions of neighbors and local characters; just as compelling is Jazmin's interior landscape, in which a wiser, more reflective voice hints at the young woman—and writer—she'll become. (Fiction. 10-12)"
There's a poetic soul taking notes up on Amsterdam Avenue in New York City, and her name is Jazmin Shelby, the star witness to the hard lives and high hopes in a novel from Grimes (Come Sunday, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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AT BREAK OF DAY by Nikki Grimes
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Other contemporary creation stories, such as Julius Lester's What a Truly Cool World and Caitl°n Matthews's The Blessing Seed (both, 1998) could be used with this one for a tender trilogy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lovely and poetic recasting of the Biblical creation story in a modern spirit, from the versatile Grimes (My Man Blue, p. 721, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Some pictures achieve a shimmering intensity: those created for 'Sunset' and 'Once' are so full of motion, they hardly lie still on the page. (glossary) (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
PLB 0-688-15998-2 From Grimes (My Man Blue, p. 721, etc.), 13 brief poems about the art of weaving, literally and figuratively. Read full book review >

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THE END OF THE PIER by Martha Grimes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1992

"Still, Grimes writes fetchingly at times, has a large following (much of which will be plenty disappointed), and a first printing of 100,000 copies is planned."
Something completely different from the author of the popular, ever-so-British Inspector Jury mysteries (The Old Contemptibles, etc.). Read full book review >