Search Results: "Toni Runkle"


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NIGHT OWL by Toni Yuly
by Toni Yuly, illustrated by Toni Yuly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"This charming exploration of sound words will stand up to repeat bedtime reads for young preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Yuly's latest, a companion to her debut, Early Bird (2014), introduces a young owl who's listening for his mommy's return.Read full book review >

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TERRACOTTA SMOKE by Toni Raben
Released: Feb. 26, 2011

"A bold, exhausting but highly rewarding experiment in stripping away the illusory world in search of only the most essential qualities of the human experience."
A carefully structured collection of abstract and conceptual poetry concerned with the nature of reality and relationships. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Going behind the headlines, Runkle provides worthwhile background and context for understanding current wars and how they are fought."
The recent demise of Osama bin Laden serves as an appropriate coda for former Defense Department and National Security Council staffer Runkle's (co-author: Occupying Iraq: A History of the Coalition Provisional Authority, 2009, etc.) history of the manhunt in American military strategy. Read full book review >

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MAYBE IN MISSOULA by Toni Volk
Released: May 20, 1994

"Disappointing."
An ambitious second novel from the author of Montana Women (1991) and winner of a James Michener Fellowship. Read full book review >

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ADDITION by Toni Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A smartly written comedy that cheekily suggests recovery may not be for everyone."
A witty heroine with a crippling case of obsessive-compulsive disorder is at the center of this gemlike debut—think The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time thrown into the world of chick-lit. Read full book review >

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Writings in the Sand by Toni Treworgy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2015

"This modern tale about hard work and faith surmounting all hurdles should inspire readers who believe in the 'persistence and prayer' that the author advocates to overcome setbacks."
A Florida innkeeper recounts her rebound from a difficult childhood in New Jersey to success as an adult in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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HOME by Toni Morrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2012

"A novel that illuminates truths that its characters may not be capable of articulating."
A deceptively rich and cumulatively powerful novel. Read full book review >

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GOD HELP THE CHILD by Toni Morrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"A chilling oracle and a lively storyteller, Nobel winner Morrison continues the work she began 45 years ago with The Bluest Eye."
Brutality, racism and lies are relieved by moments of connection in Morrison's latest. Read full book review >

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TAR BABY by Toni Morrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 1981

"Scouring contemporary insights—in prose as lithe and potent as vines in a rain forest."
Morrison's fine-tuned, high-strung characters this time—black and white Americans caught up together in a "wide and breezy" house on a Caribbean island—may lack the psychic wingspread of Sula or Milkman of Song of Solomon. Read full book review >

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NINE DAYS by Toni Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A small treasure, from the author of the wonderful romantic comedy Addition (2009)."
Spanning World War II to 9/11, Australian novelist Jordan delivers a witty and wise family saga. Read full book review >

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BELOVED by Toni Morrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1987

Morrison's truly majestic fifth novel—strong and intricate in craft; devastating in impact. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF HOW ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL & OTHER TALES by Matt Runkle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Runkle creates an array of worlds that will at different times surprise, confuse and entertain."
Bizarre, otherworldly tales and modern parables for contemporary life fill the 22 stories of Runkle's debut. Read full book review >