Search Results: "Zachary Michael Jack"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 2011

"Brings the reader into the author's emotional corn maze but doesn't lead them out."
A quest for a soul mate gone awry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"A real-life golf fantasy year, boldly lived and exuberantly told."
A golfer's unabashed love letter to one of the world's most spectacular courses. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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WE’RE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT by Zachary Shapiro
ABC BOOKS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Noah's Ark stories are as plentiful as starfish in the sea, but this offering from a first-time author has something new to say: Cooperation and support in tough times can keep a boatload of buddies afloat. (Picture book/religion. 4-7)"
The animals pile into the Ark, two by two, bringing along their umbrellas, rain hats and take-out pizza for the journey. Read full book review >

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ÉDOUARD LOUIS
by Rhett Morgan

In 2014 at the age of 22, Édouard Louis published his first novel, The End of Eddy, in France and caused a sensation in the French press. Like another recently celebrated European author, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Louis takes directly from his own life to craft bleak images. Also like Knausgaard, he came under intense media scrutiny as investigative journalists sought ...


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SAY HELLO by Jack Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Guidance counselors, primary teachers and art teachers will all find a spot for this one on their shelves. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A beautiful pairing of son's sparse rhyming text with father's simple drawings says it all in this poignant debut about including others and making friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"A middling book in which many important issues are buried—harder figures and sharper analysis would have helped."
A think-tanky look at the geopolitical causes for the close financial integration of capitalist America and communist China. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF KINGSLEY AMIS by Zachary Leader
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2007

"A fastidious effort to portray the mighty Kingsley in his full glory."
Latest of several biographies of the British comic novelist, written by the editor of his letters and sanctioned by his son, the novelist Martin Amis. Read full book review >

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CHESTER ALAN ARTHUR by Zachary Karabell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2004

"A dry life of a dry man, with a few intriguing glimpses into the Gilded Age."
An unmemorable president earns a fitting biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 4, 2001

"Some compelling insights, combined with sketchy details, make for an uneasy historical mix."
An overview of six utopian dreams that have defined American society, beginning with the first European settlers and concluding with the present-day New Economy and our Internet-obsessed culture. Read full book review >