Search Results: "Benjamin Runkle"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Going behind the headlines, Runkle provides worthwhile background and context for understanding current wars and how they are fought."
The recent demise of Osama bin Laden serves as an appropriate coda for former Defense Department and National Security Council staffer Runkle's (co-author: Occupying Iraq: A History of the Coalition Provisional Authority, 2009, etc.) history of the manhunt in American military strategy. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF HOW ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL & OTHER TALES by Matt Runkle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Runkle creates an array of worlds that will at different times surprise, confuse and entertain."
Bizarre, otherworldly tales and modern parables for contemporary life fill the 22 stories of Runkle's debut. 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 >

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SEA OF TEARS by Floella Benjamin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"An implausible novel not worth the sea salt of the title, despite the Caribbean setting and nod to island life. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Can a British teen overcome her bitterness at leaving London when her family moves to Barbados? Read full book review >

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GANGSTA RAP by Benjamin Zephaniah
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"This will still be appreciated for its subject and setting—but there's no music here. (Fiction. YA)"
Ray and his trouble-making East Ender friends produce a hip-hop single in their "alternative" academy, and the "Positive Negatives" hurtle toward stardom. Read full book review >

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REFUGEE BOY by Benjamin Zephaniah
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2002

"Alem is a refugee who transcends his identity as such; he becomes a hero, even a role model and readers will care about him. (Fiction. 10+)"
"Look at me, look at all the things that I am capable of, and think of all the things you could call me—a student, a lover of literature, a budding architect, a friend, a symbol of hope even, but what am I called? A refugee." Read full book review >

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IMPOSTURE by Benjamin Markovits
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"A sophisticated, technically and intellectually accomplished exercise of limited appeal."
A fictional biography presented as pastiche, in which disappointed John Polidori, Lord Byron's doctor and physical double, tries on the notorious poet's identity, with disastrous consequences. Read full book review >

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RED MOON by Benjamin Percy
Released: May 7, 2013

"Percy births an interesting concept that he then submerges in a writing style that is both affected and self-consciously literary."
Percy tries his hand at horror in his latest novel. Here, he envisions a world divided between those infected with a disease that turns them into lycans and those who are disease free. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2008

"Rote journalism injected with considerable padding, but there's no denying the appeal of this enthrallingly mad and recondite subject."
Elaborate account of a delicious hoax played on the world's wine experts and fabulously wealthy. Read full book review >

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BURNING WINGS by Benjamin Branfman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2016

"An amoral whydunit that delivers the worst nightmare of Gen Xers and baby boomers."
Five millennials grapple with why one of their cohorts murdered a senior partner at their law firm. Read full book review >