Search Results: "Anya Parrish"


BOOK REVIEW

DAMAGE by Anya Parrish
FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"Imaginative suspense makes this one stand out. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Inventive science fiction doubles as paranormal romance in this thrilling suspense tale. Read full book review >

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GLOBAL MUCKRAKING by Anya Schiffrin
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The incredible amount of work that Schiffrin put into the selection of the articles and those who explain them makes this a top-notch anthology of significant journalism."
This is no mere collection of exposés. It is a global look at the 20th-century writers who have dared to uncover stories of injustice and abuse. Read full book review >

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PETROPOLIS by Anya Ulinich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2007

"Admirably ambitious, if clunky, coming-of-age fare."
Comic portrait of modern American life from an outsider's perspective—but first, 80-odd pages about life in Siberia. Read full book review >

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FLUTTERBY BUTTERFLY by Emma Parrish
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Flutterby Butterfly's mild mystery makes for good, interactive fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
This interactive board book is actually sturdy enough for young children to manipulate. Read full book review >

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THE DIVIDING LINE by Richard Parrish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 1993

"Not that Tony Hillerman has any cause for alarm."
Parrish shelves the moral ambiguities of Our Choice of Gods (1989) for strenuously unsophisticated melodrama—in a fashionably multicultural mystery introducing Joshua Rabb (a transplanted Brighton Beach lawyer who lost his wife to a car crash and his left arm to WW II) of the Tucson Bureau of Indian Affairs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"An informative and enlightening appraisal of the regimented tests that American schoolchildren of all ages are subjected to taking on a regular basis."
New debates about the worthiness of standardized testing in schools. Read full book review >

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LENA FINKLE'S MAGIC BARREL by Anya Ulinich
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 29, 2014

"An entertaining intellect wrapped in ill-fitting clothes."
Ulinich (Petropolis, 2007) follows her debut with a graphic novel chronicling a young immigrant writer's adventures through family, friendship and sex. Read full book review >

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RED STICK MEN by Tim Parrish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Parrish covers a lot of ground—the '60s, '70s, '80s; the wars in Vietnam, Panama, and the Persian Gulf; bigotry, violence, and the forces of nature—but at the heart of every story is the very familiar human need for love, respect, and understanding. Fine work."
A refreshing—at times inspirational—debut collection about hard-working people trying to do the right thing. Read full book review >

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VERSIONS OF THE TRUTH by Richard Parrish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 1994

"But this second slice of 1946 Americana is solid, stolid entertainment."
When three residents of the Papago reservation die of cholera, Tucson lawyer Joshua Rabb, (The Dividing Line, 1993) of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, prepares to open secret bidding on a contract for a new culvert to bring them pure water. Read full book review >

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DARK OF THE MOON by P.J. Parrish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Clumsy prose, stereotyped people—and a first novelist who has to learn that in plotting the twist is better than the wrench."
An overwrought debut thriller set in the not-quite-ready-to-be-new South. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 1998

"One of the precious few clear victories of the Cold War, told with a triumphalist tone. (b&w photos, maps, not seen)"
Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Soviet army's blockade of West Berlin, Parrish, the author of encyclopedias on WWII and the cold war as well as of Roosevelt and Marshall: Their Partnership in Politics and War (1989), ably recounts the story with an eye to dramatic detail, as well as clearly defined villains and heroes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 10, 2004

"Dry if well-researched: best for students of naval history."
Dive, dive! Ah-oogah, ah-oogah! Read full book review >