Search Results: "Benjamin I. Page"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A sterling contribution to the ongoing discussion of what this country might or should become."
Deft and detailed defense of government activism to alleviate poverty and extreme inequality in the US. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 22, 2017

"On the dry side but with provocative suggestions for how to revive democratic practices through citizen action and institutional reform alike."
Gridlock, inaction, inequality: is it any wonder that democracy seems an endangered species in the U.S. and elsewhere? Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG
by Michael Valinsky

In her new short story collection, Debriefing, Susan Sontag showcases her incredible skill at drawing readers in through jarring narrative gestures, confusing character arcs, and an unremittingly flirtatious tendency to poke fun at the possibilities of the imagination. “As a young writer Sontag wasn’t interested in the more conventional kind of fiction that was based in scene-making. She was after ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BOBO AND THE NEW NEIGHBOR by Gail Page
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Larger-than-life Bobo and his feline companion are the driving forces in this offbeat tale. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bobo may try to be a helpful pet, but he does have a weakness for mailmen—and muffins, as he shows in Page's sequel to How to Be a Good Dog (2006). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOVELY AND THE LOST by Page Morgan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 13, 2014

"For fans only. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
The saga of a girl and the gargoyle she loves begun in The Beautiful and the Cursed (2013) continues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEAN START by Patricia Page
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Reality's unfortunate onset becomes—if imperfectly—a romantic paeon for a lost time and place."
Neo-boho naïfs in Montparnasse take in a glamorous stranger who turns their lives upside down—in Page's portrait of 1960s down-and-out Paris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 1991

"Vampire's Rights'' without draining too much out of us."
A survey of honest-to-goodness human bloodsuckers that manages to buffer sensationalism with sympathy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Stirring, if a little predictable."
A provocative salvo in the abortion wars. Read full book review >

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TRAGIC ENCOUNTER by Page Smith
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"As this abundantly detailed history shows, no one evades blame for the bloody past."
Rejecting an idealized version of American tribal life, a historian tells a complex story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

From prolific historian Smith (Killing the Spirit, 1990; Redeeming the Time, 1986, etc.): a genealogy of democracy that rejects Max Weber's ``Protestant ethic''—which equates democracy, Christianity, and capitalism—and instead places the democratic impulse squarely in the Christian communalist tradition. Read full book review >