Search Results: "William Least Heat-Moon"


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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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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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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: 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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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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QUEERIES
by Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Reviews

Set in the early 1980s, London Skin & Bones: The Finsbury Park Stories celebrates the residents of the Finsbury Park neighborhood in northern London. Ian Young’s collection of stories reveals a generous community of all sorts—launderettes, working-class gay lads, punks, stoners, stamp collectors, scavengers, revolutionaries in exile, and criminals. Our reviewer said Young creates “an impressive and tactile sense of ...


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Released: May 1, 2012

"Inspiring but not universal. (Anthology. 14 & up) "
To hear the more than 50 contributors tell it, one might think that queer adults mostly end up living in ritzy corners of New York City and becoming published authors. Read full book review >

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SPARROW by Sarah  Moon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Both inspiring and useful for anyone who's ever felt like they don't belong. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In a world where everyone else seems to know how to get along, Sparrow Cooke, an eighth-grade black girl in Brooklyn, finds solace in flying like a bird whenever she's uncomfortable, until the day comes when that's no longer an option. Read full book review >

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ECHOES OF BETRAYAL by Elizabeth Moon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Readers hungry for more dragons, elves, mages and gnomes will find exactly what they're looking for."
The third installment in Moon's Paladin's Legacy series (Kings of the North, 2011, etc.) is a solid if unremarkable fantasy tale, with some rousing action and intriguing plot twists. Read full book review >

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COMMAND DECISION by Elizabeth Moon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Strong female leads, terrific action and complications aplenty: should grab existing fans and win new converts."
Another entry in Moon's family saga about the powerful space-trader Vatta family (Marque and Reprisal, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS EVERYONE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT IN APRIL
by John DeNardo

April is bringing a whole new enticing batch of science fiction and fantasy books that will stretch your imagination. Here's a selection of the ones that will be generating the most buzz. You'll find fallen angels, Death's assistant, human refugees in space, a revolution against the One Percent, matriarchal lunar colonies, giant robots, genetic thrills, biotech-weird, and ...


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