Search Results: "Brian Hare"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A well-presented investigation into how dogs came to be."
Hare (Evolutionary Anthropology/Duke Univ.) and Woods (Bonobo Handshake: A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo, 2010) delve into the rich cognitive world of dogs and how they domesticated themselves through natural selection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAMAR by Darrell T. Hare
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 27, 1996

"Pablum either way, however sellable. (First printing of 50,000; Literary Guild alternate selection)"
A first book and moral fable being compared to Richard Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NUCLEAR WASTE DISPOSAL by Tony Hare
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1991

An oxymoronic title fronts this flashily illustrated look at what Hare glibly, but fairly, characterizes as ``a problem that we are passing on to future generations.'' Though there is already a frightening amount of high-level nuclear waste in the US, there is still no safe way to dispose of it—or even to store it, for long. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLUE TOUCH PAPER by David Hare
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2015

"A sort of how-I-struggled-onto-the-stage story, told with appealing detail and self-deprecation."
A celebrated contemporary playwright and screenwriter rehearses his boyhood, early career, and the stumbles and bumbles of his personal life. Read full book review >

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I CAME, I DANCED, I WENT VIRAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: I Came, I Danced, I Went Viral
Bonus Factors: Kick-Ass Gram, Internet Fame
Relationship Status: Drinking Buddy

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz

This cover is great: it screams “prom,” but ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MY FIRST SHAPES  by Violet Peto
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Useful if uninspired. (Board book. 1-3)

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A photo-illustrated primer of shapes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2004

"We know, well before the smug conclusion, that we're a long way from Budd Schulberg."
Hollywood assistant gets abused by boss, is shocked at the industry's mendacity, and other un-amazing tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A chilling, eye-opening report—and a call to action."
A fascinating, if terrifying, look at psychopaths: the often charming, glib, sane-seeming people who rape and murder—and rip- off S&Ls—without a second's thought because they utterly lack the emotions that add up to the defining human characteristic of conscience. Read full book review >

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PLAYTIME WITH MCKISSACK
by Julie Danielson

Award-winning author Patricia C. McKissack (born in middle Tennessee, I proudly add) has had a long and distinguished career in the field of children’s literature. Not one to rest on her laurels—I believe she will turn 73 this year—she’s bringing readers this month a superb new book, a volume that I’ve no doubt we’ll judge later as one of the ...


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PATRICIA C. MCKISSACK
by Jessie Grearson

Have you ever wondered who wrote “Amazing Grace” or thought about the haunting story behind the hymn “I’ll Fly Away”? Ever skipped rope to “Hot Pepper” or counted “Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo”? Then Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn it Out!: Games, Songs & Stories from an African American Childhood is for you. Award-winning author Patricia ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OWL BOY by Brian Schatell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2015

"An offbeat tale about following your dreams, no matter where they might lead (though older readers will note the cautionary tale of taking your passions a bit too far). (Picture book. 3-7)"
Al loves owls. Read full book review >