Search Results: "Carol P. Saul"


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SOMEPLACE ELSE by Carol P. Saul
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Endearing, but also remote. (Picture book. 7-9)"
``All her life'' Mrs. Tillby has lived in the same country house, wondering what it would be like to live elsewhere. Read full book review >

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BARN CAT by Carol P. Saul
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Azarian's friendly woodcuts, hand-colored in country-fresh hues, give a novel meaning to summer on the farm. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This appealing look at garden, meadow, and farmyard creatures, as seen through the eyes of a curious barn cat, gives the tried-and-true preschool favorites—animals and counting—a fresh new landscape. Read full book review >

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THE SUN PLAYED HIDE-AND-SEEK by Brian P. Cleary
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"A sophisticated concept that will require some active teaching to communicate it. (Picture book. 7-12)"
An illustrated primer that explains personification even as it employs it. Read full book review >

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A Serpentine Path by Carol P. Christ
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An evocative celebration of Cretan—and female—power."
A feminist theologian shares her journey from despair to rebirth while leading her first "Goddess tour" in Greece in this revision of her 1995 memoir. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT VOICES by John Saul
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Rosemary's Remake, with a richly entertaining demonic payoff."
Saul (The Manhattan Hunt Club, 2001, etc.) rings some changes on a classic horror storyline. Read full book review >

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PERFECT NIGHTMARE by John Saul
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 23, 2005

"Just the thing for readers who think there's nothing worse than trying to sell your house in the suburbs."
Veteran suspense-monger Saul (Midnight Voices, 2002, etc.) manages to mess up the foolproof story of a family whose teenaged daughter is kidnapped. Read full book review >

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COLLECTED STORIES by Saul Bellow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"One for the permanent shelf."
With the passing of Eudora Welty, our only living Nobel laureate remains virtually unchallenged as America's greatest writer of fiction (Roth, Mailer, Updike, Oates, and perhaps a handful of others). Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1994

"Sheen and fascination come off of every page."
Bellow (Something to Remember Me By, 1991) makes it seem—in his introduction to these essays, addresses, interviews, and journalism pieces—as though he'd been reluctantly corralled into collecting them. Read full book review >

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BECOMING RICHARD PRYOR by Scott Saul
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Better written and more thoughtful than David and Joe Henry's Furious Cool (2013). The latter remains worth reading, but this book is the place to start."
Smart blend of social history and biography centering on one of the funniest—and most tragic—people of our time. Read full book review >

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THE KILLING LESSONS by Saul Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Aficionados may fault Black for allowing the police at least one major oversight, but most readers will likely be too engrossed or happily grossed out to do anything but whip through the pages."
Ending the rampage of two sadistic serial killers may depend on a substance-abusing homicide detective facing an old lover and an unknown nemesis in this raw and utterly readable thriller. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY by Saul Bellow
Released: Oct. 3, 1991

In 1989, both in paperback original, appeared Bellow's hundred-page-or-so novella A Theft, followed a few months later by The Bellarosa Connection, which came in at about the same length. Read full book review >

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HUMBOLDT'S GIFT by Saul Bellow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 1975

"Still if one is left with ''a kind of light-in-the-being'' that can overcome the terminal terror, it will represent underachiever Humboldt's great achievement."
As a critic once observed: "The language is the character and the action. Read full book review >