Search Results: "American Society of Magazine Editors"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"The best works of the year, cherry-picked and suitably delicious. The only quibble: Of 17 writers featured, only three are female."
Uniformly excellent collection of the winners and finalists of this year's National Magazine Awards. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A brilliant compilation."
Another year, another exemplary collection of the finest magazine writing in the United States. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"From serious to sublime, there's a bounty of periodical perfection here."
More reliably solid, educational reading material awarded by the American Society of Magazine Editors. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Significance and relevance delivered by way of superlative prose and keen journalistic investigation."
Consistent excellence distinguishes this annual series, and while all 20 selections are brilliant in their own right, the most contemporary ones steal the show. Read full book review >

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MY FIRST BOOK OF HOCKEY by Editors of Sports Illustrated for Kids
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"This book has all the gripping power of dull blades. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
An introduction to the game of hockey for the newest of newcomers. Read full book review >

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THE SOCIETY OF OTHERS by William Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2005

"Highly promising, even if flawed."
From the British playwright, screenwriter, and author of an award-winning children's trilogy: a first adult novel about a hitchhiker's nightmare journey into a police state. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2013

"A YA novel that's sympathetic to those with autism but ultimately unsatisfying."
In Hill's debut novel, a boy with autism makes friends with a sylph, who helps him communicate. Read full book review >

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THE SOCIETY OF S by Susan Hubbard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"'Americans aren't ready to accept vampires as normal citizens,' Raphael Montero says to his daughter. Readers probably aren't either."
A debut novel in which a girl comes of age—and joins the Undead. Read full book review >

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THE SOCIETY OF DREAD by Glenn Dakin
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Despite that small flaw, the pounding action and dramatic revelations keep the pages turning, and the Candle Man's appeal burns as brightly as before. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Theo Wickland may have foiled the evildoers operating as the Society of Good Works (The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance, 2009), but a new evil is lurking deep in the tunnels: Dr. Pyre, who extinguished the original Candle Man years ago, has returned to re-ignite his reign of fear. Read full book review >

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SOCIETY OF THE MIND by Eric L. Harry
Released: June 6, 1996

"On a scale of one to ten: story, one; technology, ten. ($60,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Gee whiz techno-thriller about the evolution of computers, from the author of Arc Light (1994). Read full book review >

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ENEMIES OF SOCIETY by Paul Johnson
Released: Aug. 1, 1977

"Occasionally slipping into hysterics, this book merely updates Popper's questionable work without adding any sustained theoretical content."
Freedom and civilization are the products of middle-class values and activities, and those who question those values are enemies of society'—such is the tired and outworn conclusion of this tired and pretentious tract. Read full book review >

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ABC ANIMALS by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Best for animal-obsessed preschoolers who have long mastered lions, tigers and bears and are ready to progress to nudibranches, quetzals and X-ray tetra fish. Oh my. (Board book. 2-5)"
The stable of animal alphabet titles gets a little more crowded with this new contribution from the American Museum of Natural History. Read full book review >