Search Results: "Andrea Tone"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2001

"Thoroughly documented and often trenchant insights on how medicine combined with business to effect a moral revolution. (32 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
An informative, colorful history that depicts the clash of lawyers, businessmen, doctors, and clergy over the development of artificial birth control. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Untangles the variety of complex factors that have shaped Americans' increasing use of tranquilizers amid conflicting attitudes toward them."
Readable, informative account of how cultural, economic and political forces have shaped the way Americans address anxiety. Read full book review >

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TONE DEAF by Olivia Rivers
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"The plot begs connection to Antony John's richer Five Flavors of Dumb (2010); though Ali and Jace are likable, readers interested in Deafness and rock-'n'-roll are better served by the earlier book. (Fiction. 11-14)"
An abused, totally deaf teen runs away with a rock band. Read full book review >

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THE SPRING TONE by Kazumi Yumoto
Released: April 19, 1999

"The book's frequently shifting scenes reflect the confusion of young adolescence; from this disorientation Yumoto pieces together element after element, which eventually resolve into a portrait of hope. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In lyrical scenes, Yumoto (The Friends, 1996) traces the transformation of a Japanese girl to young womanhood. Read full book review >

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THE TONE POET by Mark Rickert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2014

"An ambitious, disquieting and majestic debut."
In Rickert's debut novel, a composer's ability to nearly reproduce the sounds of "Astral Music" brings him in contact with a bizarre group of musicians. Read full book review >

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THE UNIVERSAL TONE by Carlos Santana
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"An appreciative and unpretentious chronicle, this is required reading for Santana fans and devotees of classic rock legends."
The Mexican-American classic guitar legend (and 2013 Kennedy Center honoree) shares his life before and beneath the rock 'n' roll spotlight with the assistance of Kahn (The House that Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records, 2006, etc.) and Miller.Read full book review >

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THE SHADE OF ANDREA FOX by Jacob Terrell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Moderately entertaining, high-stakes fantasy; first in a planned series."
In Terrell's first novel, high school student Andrea Jillian Fox's mysterious parentage and shadowy destiny threatens two worlds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 5, 2012

"A pleasant voyage for anyone seeking a personal history of the ocean liner."
Simpson (Alive on the Andrea Doria! The Greatest Sea Rescue in History, 2006, etc.) returns to the subject she knows best in her personal account of the 1956 wreck of the SS Andrea Doria off New England's coast en route to New York. Read full book review >

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CHANGO'S BEADS AND TWO-TONE SHOES by William Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2011

"Full of larger-than-life characters, strong men and stronger women who marry personal passions to national events, Kennedy's novel has the mark of genius, yet a surfeit of names and plot threads discourage readers from fully engaging."
Kennedy (Roscoe, 2002, etc.), whose 1983 Albany-centered novel Ironwood won the Pulitzer Prize, returns to his upstate New York home turf with a side trip to Cuba in this decades-jumping novel about a journalist's less-than-objective brushes with history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY BIG CARROT by Satoe  Tone
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"There is not enough humor, emotion, action or conflict, nor are there sufficient details for children to notice in the visual narrative, to encourage repeated readings. (Picture book.3-5)"
Decorative design? Yes. Scintillating story? Not so much. Read full book review >

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THORNGHOST by Tone Almhjell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"This companion is intriguingly and skillfully told, helping to mitigate the less-than-stellar character development. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An upper-middle-grade story that builds on (but is not a sequel to) the premise of The Twistrose Key (2013). Read full book review >