Search Results: "William Least Heat-Moon"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1999

"Vintage Least Heat-Moon, radiant with intelligence and masterful storytelling. (First printing of 250,000; $250,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A coast-to-coast journey by way of great rivers, conducted by a contemporary master of travel writing. Read full book review >

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PRAIRYERTH by William Least Heat-Moon
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Rewarding and restless, evocative in its parts and deeply resonant as a whole, this is a strong successor to Blue Highways, establishing Heat-Moon as a master chronicler in the grand tradition. (Maps and drawings.)"
The long-awaited return of Heat-Moon, whose bestselling Blue Highways (1983) ranged far and wide on the byways of America, offers a memorable view of the American heartland—in the form of a splendid survey/view of a single Kansas county, the location of the last remaining expanse of tall-grass prairie. Read full book review >

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CELESTIAL MECHANICS by William Least Heat-Moon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"An exuberant but ultimately self-indulgent engagement with esoterica."
Now in his late 70s, Least Heat-Moon ventures for the first time into fiction writing, and as one might expect from the author of Blue Highways (1982), the narrative involves both a journey and the musings of a philosophical mind. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 29, 2008

"Residents of states not mentioned will surely wish that Heat-Moon's quozzical travels had taken him there as well—a pleasure for his fans, who are deservingly many."
An amiable, literate tour of America's byways, in the company of the poet laureate of the back road. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"An honest, sincere, and affecting memoir."
Looking back late in his baseball career, a one-time dominant phenom tells of his life at both the center and fringes of the game. Read full book review >

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HEAT by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1994

"But he writes fairy tales for guys that continue to find a market. (Literary Guild alternate selection; $135,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Woods (L.A. Times, 1993, etc.) offers a high-concept action thriller that never lives up to its potential. Read full book review >

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Released: July 24, 1991

"A bit loose, with some repetition, but still a solid and diverting account. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
A compelling oral report based on interviews with New York City Bureau of Fire Investigation (BFI) marshals. Read full book review >

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HEAT by Bill Streever
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Although not aimed at the young, this funny and factual blend of science, history and adventure would make an ideal gift for an inquisitive adolescent."
From the author of Cold (2009), another engaging, easy-to-read, free-ranging exploration of a natural phenomenon. Read full book review >

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HEAT by Mike Lupica
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"The story culminates in a tear-jerking scene with Michael on the mound in Yankee Stadium, making this work an irresistible treat for sports fans. (Fiction. 10+)"
Michael Arroyo's left arm is "a gift from the gods." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2006

"Brightly rendered and sophisticated, as befits a New Yorker writer, but very uneven."
New Yorker staff writer and obsessed foodie Buford (Among the Thugs, 1992) infiltrates a top chef's kitchen to plumb Italian food as haute cuisine. Read full book review >

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HEAT by Michael Cadnum
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"In this gripping look at family relationships Cadnum finds painful shades of gray for Bonnie to face for the first time; in her will to grasp the manner and timing of her healing is evidence that she is one of Cadnum's most complex and enigmatic characters. (Fiction. 12-14)"
For Cadnum (In a Dark Wood, p. 55, etc.), there's nothing like a little uncertainty to throw a top athlete—or a father- daughter relationship—off, headed for a permanent setback. Read full book review >

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LEAST THINGS by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A solid addition to the poetry of science, and the science in poetry, for younger fans of both. (Picture book/poetry/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Poetry and natural history mingle in this mother/son collaboration, as it has in its six predecessors. Read full book review >