Search Results: "Benjamin Lytal"


BOOK REVIEW

A MAP OF TULSA by Benjamin Lytal
Released: March 26, 2013

"An off-key Midwestern reminiscence with a self-pitying air of despondency."
A sensitive young college student is haunted by his hometown and the girl he never quite managed to leave behind. Read full book review >

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FAREWELL FLOPPY by Benjamin Chaud
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Predictable and only mildly amusing; no need to hop to this one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boy tries to abandon his pet rabbit only to discover—surprise!—he can't live without him. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR'S SEA ESCAPE by Benjamin Chaud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"As charming as two bears can be. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Papa Bear is once again in hot pursuit of Little Bear in this visually delectable, seek-and-find sequel to Chaud's award-winning The Bear's Song (2013). Read full book review >

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THE BEAR'S SONG by Benjamin Chaud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"This extraordinary picture book, first published in France as Une chanson d'ours (2011), is as happy a surprise as finding a honey-filled hive at the end of a fur-raising journey. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Hibernation is for grown-ups—Little Bear has adventure on his mind. Read full book review >

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CHERRY AND OLIVE by Benjamin Lacombe
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Told and illustrated in a restrained way, the episode may make heartening reading for sensitive children. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Shy, chubby bookworm that she is, Cherry leads a lonely existence until she meets a mournful-looking Shar Pei in her father's animal shelter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2002

"The kind of primary research that leads to those rare insights that come to be known as understanding. (8-page color insert, not seen)"
An intuitive appreciation of young bear behavior, observed and gathered at ground level, from wildlife rehabilitator Kilham. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PARTISAN by Benjamin Cheever
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"All in all, a mess."
Once again, Cheever (The Plagiarist, 1992) chronicles life with a distinguished writer—in a novel that's even more diffuse than his first. Read full book review >

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RUMBLE, YOUNG MAN, RUMBLE by Benjamin Cavell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2003

"This Rumble is a spectacle not to be missed. You'll want a ringside seat."
The theme of masculinity and its discontents is the organizing principle of this terrific debut collection of nine tough-as-nails stories by a former collegiate boxer. Read full book review >

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FAMOUS AFTER DEATH by Benjamin Cheever
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 1999

"Hilarious and just bad-natured enough to be cruel (that is, accurate) in its satire of modern greed and modern fame: an across- the-board winner."
John Cheever's son (The Partisan, 1994, etc.) follows in the footsteps, if not quite in the spirit, of his father in this witty send-up of politics, publishing, and crime—and of the synergy they generate on really good days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2000

"A provocative thesis—but so slender that DeMott fleshes it out with examples and summaries that at times seem more superfluous than essential."
A distinguished social critic argues that advances in women's rights are threatened by pervasive cultural pressures to adopt the more noxious aspects of traditional masculine behavior—the "kickbutt culture." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"A well-told story of discovery, conquest, business and politics."
Comprehensive account of the first permanent English colony in North America. Read full book review >

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THE LEMUR by Benjamin Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"If the book's big secret doesn't quite live up to its press notices, Black's prose is so mesmerizing—crisp, precise, alive with telling details—that you'll enjoy every step in the trail that leads there."
A man who's hired to dig up the bodies becomes one himself in this sly novella from Booker-winner John Banville's alter ego Black (The Silver Swan, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >