Search Results: "William Bruno"


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Bruno by Siaka Kroma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2015

"A lucid, fictionalized account of an actual chimpanzee's life, with strong ecological overtones.
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A chimpanzee who escaped captivity and returned to his native forest narrates his story for the members of his new community. Read full book review >

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BRUNO by Catharina Valckx
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Readers and listeners with a taste for the quietly surreal may find this an (almost) perfect option; the rest will find other ways to fill their days, and that's OK. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Bruno, an anthropomorphic cat whose yellow eyeballs and hipster vibe may remind readers of Pete the Cat, recounts experiences with friends new and old in this French import. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Dense and elegantly erudite—a skillful, accessible analysis of complex systems of religion, philosophy and literature."
Intelligent biography of the renegade Italian friar burned at the stake in 1600 for his prodigious writings prefiguring modern science. Read full book review >

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DEAR BRUNO by Alice Trillin
Released: May 8, 1996

"Everyone needs a friend like Alice Trillin—and now everyone can have one."
Alice Trillin was 38 when she was diagnosed with lung cancer. Read full book review >

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BRUNO CASSINI by Rosalind Trotter
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A pleasant novel, but one that reaches for revelations it can't quite grasp."
In Trotter's debut novel, an Italian family man's love affair forces him to confront the shifting cultural landscape. Read full book review >

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BRUNO & LULU'S PLAYGROUND ADVENTURES by Patricia Lakin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"A playful, comic romp of a book for new readers. (Early reader. 7-9)"
All the playground's a stage for these two pals. Read full book review >

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BRUNO THE CARPENTER by Lars Klinting
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"He's a lovable hero in a neat little book. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Readers meet an initially disorganized Bruno, a chubby beaver, as he measures, saws, drills, screws, hammers, and glues together a project in his workshop. Read full book review >

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THE QUESTION OF BRUNO by Aleksandar Hemon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Hemon's prose suffers occasionally from the overstudious diction of the non-native speaker, but he is clearly a writer of some promise."
Uneven but not uninteresting stories from first-timer Hemon, a Conradian figure, an exile from Sarajevo who has lived in Chicago for eight years, remaking himself into an American writer. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM WYLER by Gabriel Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 2013

"A welcome addition to the literature of filmmaking."
Comprehensive biography of the pioneering Hollywood director, whose oeuvre included such diverse films as Wuthering Heights (1939), Mrs. Miniver (1942) and Funny Girl (1968). Read full book review >

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WILLIAM MCKINLEY by Kevin Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An instructive, graceful look at a neglected presidency."
An engaging life of the stoical Buckeye politician, whom Phillips (Wealth and Democracy, 2002, etc.) reckons to be "an upright and effective president of the solid second rank." Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 21, 1999

"A first-rate biography of a towering medical influence."
A well-told, enjoyable, enlightening—and much needed—biography of a giant of medical practice and education. Read full book review >

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CIRCLE WILLIAM by Bill Harlow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 1999

"Though some of his characters are engaging and the Beltway stuff interesting, what should be gripping never is."
Libya plots a chemical weapons attack in this novice entry in the Tom Clancy Stakes. Read full book review >