Search Results: "Brian Silver"


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THE ASCENT OF SCIENCE by Brian Silver
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Silver has given us one of the most stimulating overviews of science in recent years. (illustrations, not seen)"
This pleasing volume undertakes—with considerable success- -to chart the broad history of science from the Renaissance to the end of the 20th century. 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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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

MY PARENT HAS CANCER AND IT REALLY SUCKS by Maya Silver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"There are some helpful ideas and anecdotes here, but it's not for every teen. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A guide for teens who have a parent with cancer is chock-full of information and advice but sometimes misses the mark. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 1999

HASSLE FREE HEALTH COVERAGEHow to Buy the Right Medical Insurance Cheaply and EffectivelySilver Lake—Eds. of Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2009

"A densely packed, dizzyingly detailed tale of art and espionage."
Archaeologist and journalist Silver traces the route of a lost masterpiece. Read full book review >

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BABE IN PARADISE by Marisa Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2001

"A few gems, a few disappointments, a voice to watch."
An uneven first collection from writer/filmmaker Silver. Read full book review >

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PUSH by Eve Silver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 10, 2014

"This second volume has up-to-the-minute appeal for gamers who like a byte of romance with their sci-fi. (Adventure/romance. 13-18)"
Opening where Rush (2013) left off, this sequel sees Miki's virtual, gaming life and her real life dangerously merge. Read full book review >

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NO TIGERS IN AFRICA by Norman Silver
FICTION
Released: July 1, 1992

"Heavy-handed writing and superfluous teen-novel detritus—vomiting, rough language, a glandular romantic subplot—make this hard-going; still, this South African author explores the ways his native society victimizes everyone in it. (Fiction. YA)"
A turgid story about a teenager and his family, deeply warped by their South African past, trying to build a new life in England. Read full book review >

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ASSUMPTION OF RISK by Jim Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"In between the juicy stuff, it's all wonky insurance babble and guntalk, with an undercurrent of right-wing politics that does nothing to push along the tale."
James M. Cain showed that an insurance thriller can be a stylish, unequivocal success. Read full book review >

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KNISH by Laura Silver
NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2014

"An accomplished piece of research shared in a delightfully readable way."
When is a knish more than just a knish? When it is the repository of more than a century of Jewish immigrant culture. Read full book review >