Search Results: "Bruce Collier"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Numerous sidebars explain the significance of logarithms, early mechanical calculators, the Jacquard Loom, and more. (b&w photographs and reproductions, chronology, further reading, index) (Biography. 12+)"
This entry in the Portraits in Science series introduces a pioneer of the computer, 19th-century mathematician and philosopher Charles Babbage. Read full book review >

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THE BACKYARD by John Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"A handsome series of paintings, but not essential. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An artist who's been much honored by his peers at the Society of Illustrators (15 medals) explores a familiar theme: following a suburban yard from the present back through times when ``cowboys sang lonesome songs and died on cold plains'' and ``Braves loved maidens, and great battles with no names raged'' to dinosaurs, mountains rising and falling, and ``hydrogen and darkness and the hand of God.'' But the concept is secondary to Collier's fascination with the composition at which he excels. Read full book review >

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A HORSE NAMED STEVE by Kelly Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Team spirit and individual achievement are certainly lacking in this attempt to explore what makes a horse (or a child) special. (Picture book. 3-6)"
To be different is to be a standout in this confusing little story. Read full book review >

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Housewife by Kristin Collier
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A complex transgender love story that mixes selfishness and compassion."
A woman grapples with a new reality after her husband comes out as a transwoman in this detailed debut memoir of marriage and transformation. Read full book review >

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EXODUS by Paul Collier
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Valuable reading for policymakers."
An economist and expert on the world's poorest populations analyzes who migrates, why and the effects on host societies. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Maps; notes; Gettysburg Address. (Fiction. 10+)"
Before dying of a wound, Pa extracts from Johnny a promise not to become involved in the Civil War and to care for the farm and family. Read full book review >

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JERICHO WALLS by Kristi Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"It will give youthful readers information on a level deeper than that offered by mere dates and facts and will lend itself to discussion. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Another memorable preacher's child steps on to the stage in this promising debut. Read full book review >

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DAY OF WRATH by Iris Collier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2002

"Lots of action and a believably complex view of Henry VIII's reign from newcomer Collier make up for the obligatory, anachronistic, and oddly opaque female partner."
Lord Nicholas Peverell, a member of Henry VIII's court, has reluctantly been helping the King liquidate the wealthy monasteries of England when he returns from London to his own beloved estate in Sussex to find tragedy: his steward, Matthew Hayward, strangled at the foot of the grain tower. Read full book review >

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THE LEDGE by Michael Collier
Released: April 27, 2000

"Whether writing about the natural creatures of the world or about myth and personal history, Collier offers delight for both ear and mind."
A welcome new collection from a poet of distinction. Read full book review >