Search Results: "Adrian Tomine"


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ABANDON THE OLD IN TOKYO by Yoshihiro Tatsumi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Fans of the contemporary graphic narrative won't find this volume of Tatsumi's work dated in the slightest."
The artist's second volume of stories to be published in the US, originally published in Japan in 1970, shows that the graphic visionary was decades ahead of his time. Read full book review >

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KILLING AND DYING by Adrian Tomine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Achingly human and divinely rendered."
A collection of six previously published graphic stories of life's bittersweet struggles, from illustrator/writer Tomine (New York Postcards, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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PETE AND POLO’S BIG SCHOOL ADVENTURE by Adrian Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"While the story doesn't break any new ground, the comforting tale will reassure young children awaiting their own big first day of school. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This cozy debut as an author from illustrator Reynolds (Sammy and the Dinosaurs, 1999) sympathetically addresses the jitters that often herald the transition into preschool. Read full book review >

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SUMMER ON THE MOON by Adrian Fogelin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Steeped in violence (more implied than graphic) and poverty, but focused on love and hope. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Meet Socrates, better known as Socko, on the first day of summer before his eighth-grade year, a summer that will change his life forever. Read full book review >

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THE REAL QUESTION by Adrian Fogelin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Readers will empathize with the engaging young man who, without a guidebook, sorts through life's real questions. (Fiction. YA)"
Daily confrontations with a humorless, detail-oriented father (who is also his school guidance counselor) and sarcastic "friends," who ruthlessly mock exam scores that are anything less than perfect, have Fisher Brown feeling pressure. Read full book review >

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THE BIG NOTHING by Adrian Fogelin
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Misfit finds fit. (Fiction. YA)"
Big brother Duane is off in boot camp, and Justin is left trying to hold the parental units together. Read full book review >

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JORGE LUIS BORGES by Adrian Lennon
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 13, 1991

"Frequent b&w photos; chronology; bibliography; index. (Biography. 14+)"
A biography of the prize-winning Argentinian short-story writer and poet (1899-1986). Read full book review >

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CLOSE QUARTERS by Adrian Magson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Prolific Magson's second round for Portman (The Watchman, 2014, etc.) delivers in the clinch, with gripping, authentic action scenes. The stateside segments are distinctly less memorable."
A rugged CIA contractor encounters enemies from all sides when he tries to rescue a State Department wonk held captive in Ukraine. Read full book review >

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We are all Little Gods: by Adrian Nardah
FICTION & LITERATURE

"For patient readers interested in postcolonial India, Nardah offers a rare, honest glimpse of how many middle-class Indians grow up."
Fearless and gritty, Nardah's debut novel chronicles life at an Indian boarding school in this coming-of-age saga. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Relying on detailed knowledge of original texts and a magisterial view of the enormous secondary literature, Johns has written a fine-grained study with considerable force of argument. (125 photos, 3 line drawings)"
A scholarly investigation of printing's early cultural history in England. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Rambling, incoherent, and gratuitously squalid."
If James Joyce had got his start as a Belfast Protestant with more of an interest in politics and less of a sense of humor—but with all of his scatological obsessions intact—he might have given us something close to McKinty's grim debut novel. Read full book review >