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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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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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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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

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"It's sure to bring out the green thumb of many an educator, and it just may provoke some kids to get out in their own yards and make a garden. (bibliography, websites) (Informational picture book. 5-8, adult)"
Ancona takes readers on a yearlong tour of one Santa Fe, N.M., school garden. Read full book review >

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KAPOW! by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"The tidy ending is entirely suited to the medium of Truth, Justice, and the American Way. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An imaginative comic-book romp turns a little boy and his friend into superheroes who fight crime and make a little mayhem in the process. Read full book review >

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CUTTERS, CARVERS AND THE CATHEDRAL by George Ancona
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: March 1, 1995

"No one could have anticipated such an end (temporary though it may be) for the cathedral, but it has the effect of sucking the spirit right out of this book. (glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6+)"
The unfinished, monolithic Cathedral of Saint John the Divine looms over Morningside Heights, New York City, a massive work in progress that is currently at a standstill for lack of funding. Read full book review >

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THE TARANTULA IN MY PURSE by Jean George
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1996

"The book is brimming with similar stories, all narrated with humor and warmth, and all of which will show George's many fans yet another aspect of her life and work. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Over the years, George (There's an Owl in the Shower, 1995, etc.) and her three children moved a lot, but wherever they went they gave succor, shelter, and affection to a succession of injured or homeless wild creatures, from ferrets to falcons, spiders to salamanders, bats to box turtles. Read full book review >

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APOLLO by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Apollo's darker tendencies overshadow his divine radiance here but, as usual, make better tales. (Olympian family tree) (Graphic mythology. 8-14)"
O'Connor makes out his latest Olympian as a tragic hero "who has had many loves, but whose loves seldom prosper." To say the least. Read full book review >