Search Results: "Charles George Esperanza"


BOOK REVIEW

JACKIE AND ME by Tania Grossinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A lovely evocation of a man who changed baseball and America. (Picture book/memoir. 5-9)"
A young girl who feels herself an outsider finds a mentor and friend in Jackie Robinson. Read full book review >

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FLYLAND by Charles N. George Sirtup III
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Readers who thrive on satire, allusion, irreverence, puns and all-around nonsense rolled into a well-told tale with serious underpinnings will relish this sturdy tome."
Ostensibly translated from the original fly text by debut author Sirtup, this four-volume book is a satiric pun fest featuring flies as the heroes. Read full book review >

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HUNTING SNOW TOPS by Charles N. George Sirtup III
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2017

"A bold, unsparing burlesque of new conservative nastiness and ageism—with presidential assassination and genocide—that threatens to Make Political Satire Great Again."
A 21st-century war in a vicious and vulgar America pits the elderly against greedy adult children and drugged-up bounty hunters carrying out a White House mandate to exterminate most citizens over age 59. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A reflection on psychiatric care that combines emotional poignancy and intellectual astuteness."
A debut author recollects her daughter's torturous battle with mental illness and delineates the virtues and vices of psychiatric treatment in the United States. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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YOUR BEST BETS FOR FASCINATING SF/F/H READS IN JULY
by John DeNardo

Summer reading season is in full swing, and if you'd like to join the beach party, there's plenty of entertainment to be found in the pages of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. July's cream of the crop includes stories about a robot hitman, a dark and previously unseen perspective on Peter Pan, a woman with supernatural ...


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BOOK REVIEW

UNCLE BIGFOOT by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Parental readers as well as children old enough to wonder whether their own family trees sport some peculiar branches will be amused. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A startled lad discovers that his seemingly ordinary family has some uncommon relatives when Uncle Bernie comes for a visit. Read full book review >

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RIDIN’ DINOS WITH BUCK BRONCO by George McClements
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Dinos and rodeos saddle up perfectly and fans of both will kick back and grin. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Saddle up, it's Dino Rodeo time. Read full book review >

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THE LAST BADGE by George McClements
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"McClements's sophomore effort is a gem of an environmental intergenerational tale that is sure to please. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For 12 generations, the Moss family has maintained an album of Grizzly Scout Greatness. Read full book review >

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THIS LAND IS MY LAND by George Littlechild
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 31, 1993

"In words and images, a personalized expression of the pain and beauty of Indian history and culture. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A book like a gallery tour narrated by an earnest, engaging artist. Read full book review >

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ARTEMIS by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Admire her—from a distance—and don't dis her or her mom. (notes, character profiles, discussion questions, reading lists) (Graphic mythology. 8-14)"
O'Connor offers a portrait of the Wild Goddess of the Hunt as probably the last of the Olympians you'd want to cross. Read full book review >