Search Results: "Warren Bass"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2003

"Plus ça change. . . . A fine, well-constructed study."
A Middle Eastern nation becomes a nuclear power and refuses to admit arms inspectors, an American president threatens intervention: news from today's headlines, now more than 40 years old. Read full book review >

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TWO TIMES A TRAITOR by Karen Bass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2017

"Still, time travel is a thrilling concept, and the tale overflows with compelling action, more than making up for minor flaws. (Fantasy. 11-16)"
After fighting with his controlling dad while the family tours the Citadel in Halifax, Laz runs off—and then somehow slips through time to 1745. Read full book review >

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MAIDEN VOYAGE by Cynthia Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"The tragic appeal of the Titanic remains undiminished, even with the recent passing of the last survivor with memories of the sinking, but using it—no matter how vividly—as mere backdrop for a tale of a sappy, genteel adolescent crush seems ill-advised."
In a radical shift from the time and temperament of her debut, Sherman's March (1994), Bass here tackles the Titanic disaster from an unusual angle—one that alternates between being riveting and ridiculous, fresh and formulaic. Read full book review >

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ALL THE LAND TO HOLD US by Rick Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A touch of humor, even a little more dialogue, might have tempered the thematic self-importance."
Texas oil, contaminated water, the scorching sun over an arid landscape, a runaway elephant and a humungous catfish dwarf the human characters in this fever dream of an environmentalist novel. Read full book review >

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SHERMAN'S MARCH by Cynthia Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Cease and desist."
This first novel examines General William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea from the perspectives of a Union captain, a Southern widow, and Sherman himself. Read full book review >

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CUT TO THE BONE by Jefferson Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"There's nothing especially original about the plot, but Bass is more comfortable working in his own backyard than he is chasing exotic secrets on foreign soil."
Having explored the mysteries surrounding the Shroud of Turin in The Inquisitor's Key (2012), the seventh book in his Body Farm series, Bass is back on home turf, tracing the origins of forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton's research facility. Read full book review >

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Somethin' for Nothin' by M.T. Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A familiar plot fortified by delightful characters in a glacial setting."
Recovering a decades-old crashed plane promises a fortune for a small group in Alaska, provided everyone can avoid double-crosses and murderous drug dealers, in Bass' (In the Black, 2015, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >

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THE DIEZMO by Rick Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2005

"Beyond that, little, really, is delved into, although the war, suffering and deprivation are vivid."
Only the second full-length novel from Bass (The Hermit's Story, 2002), this takes an episode from Texas history that provides grit and suffering aplenty—while matters psychological remain generally unstirred. Read full book review >

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PLATTE RIVER by Rick Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 1994

"Beautifully written and filled with radiant imagery and a powerful sense of the mysteries of nature—human and otherwise."
Three fascinating long stories from a greatly gifted avatar of the outdoors (The Ninemile Wolves, 1992; The Watch, 1989, etc.) Read full book review >

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THE HEAD TRIP by Jeff Warren
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 2007

"A sprawling and occasionally goofy examination of a shockingly little understood aspect of our lives."
A Canadian journalist goes deep into history and his own psyche to explore all the possible permutations of sleep. Read full book review >

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SEEDS OF FREEDOM by Hester Bass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A book that is as quietly inspiring as its subject. (author's note, photographs, selected bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Peaceful but forceful protest ended segregation in one Southern town. Read full book review >

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GIRL VS. WAVE by Scott Bass
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

Young Ruby's eager to be a surfer girl, until a wipeout gives her second thoughts. Read full book review >