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BOOK REVIEW

THE FRIENDSHIP by Adam Sisman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 2007

"Though the menu is familiar, lovers of the early Romantics will enjoy the meal."
A close and charitable look at the rise and fall of one of the most famous friendships in literary history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Empathetic, illuminating and occasionally witty, if challenging in its depth and range of detail."
Exhaustive biography of Hugh Trevor-Roper (1914-2003), one of England's foremost and controversial 20th-century historians, critics and essayists. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Sisman draws inspiration from Boswell, exposing for the reader the inner mechanism of a masterpiece creation, and never hesitating to provide lurid details about Boswell himself."
Deconstructing Boswell's classic Life of Johnson, former publisher Sisman reveals the process of making of this unique book and addresses fundamental questions about the nature of biography. Read full book review >

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PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR by Patrick Leigh Fermor
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Recounting triumph and tragedy, these letters help round out a portrait of a writer who had long ago reconciled himself to a minor role in literary history—but who deserves a wide readership all the same."
A collection of correspondence to friends and family over more than half a century, recounting the noted British traveler and writer's adventures over a long life. Read full book review >

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SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP by Robyn Sisman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 21, 1995

"Light stuff, but buoyant and fun. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
A pleasurable if predictable first novel combining flashbacks of Oxford's 1960s counterculture with a tantalizing and barely disguised version of a modern-day American political campaign. Read full book review >

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JUST FRIENDS by Robyn Sisman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2001

"Well-written romantic comedy from Sisman (Special Relationship, 1995, etc.), but the sophisticated tone doesn't disguise the overfamiliar plot or the emotional emptiness of her people."
Another report from the front lines of the relationship wars—and this time no one's winning. Read full book review >

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SUMMER IN THE CITY by Robyn Sisman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"Light urban romance no less enjoyable for its predictability."
Two advertising types fall in love even though they've never met and an ocean separates them. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Cover Story: Night and Day
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Past and Present
Anti-Bonus Factor: Mental Illness
Relationship Status: Let’s Be Friends

Cover Story: Night and Day

One boy walks in the night. The other, in the day. Never the twain shall meet.

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BOOK REVIEW

SLAM! by Adam Stower
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"Not a lullaby by any stretch, but good for a guffaw. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A boy slams a door. This is not late-breaking news. Read full book review >

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PING WANTS TO PLAY by Adam Gudeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"This playful story offers plenty of support to new readers. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Ping and Pong are canine companions who demonstrate caring cooperation in this pleasant, predictable story for emergent readers. Read full book review >

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MOONDAY by Adam Rex
Kirkus Star
by Adam Rex, illustrated by Adam Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"This mashup of the ordinary and the far-out, of a little neighborhood and a giant, glowing orb from outer space, thrills. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The moon follows a girl home, takes up residence in her yard and stays put—keeping the sun from rising and the town stuck in a drowsy stupor. Enchanting language and a jaw-dropping premise place readers under a similar somnolent spell. Read full book review >

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ABCS FROM SPACE by Adam Voiland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Definitely not your usual ABC book, this sophisticated approach will best appeal to science teachers and scientifically minded children. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Ever wonder what the Earth looks like from space? This highly unusual and scientific alphabet book will intrigue those sky gazers who see shapes in the clouds. Read full book review >