Search Results: "Chip Wass"


BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER KNOWS NUMBERS by Lori Capote
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"While not for mathematical rookies, this title provides a pleasingly challenging counting experience for monster lovers. (Board book. 2-4)"
A one-eyed, pink-haired, multiarmed monster counts various toys and objects. Read full book review >

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AN AMERICAN IN VIENNA by Chip Wagar
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"A satisfying mixture of history and romance."
A budding reporter gets more than he bargains for on a trip to reconnect with distant relatives in this dramatic look at the European homefront on the eve of World War I. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2014

"An inventive, delectable take on Stoker's classic."
In Wagar's (An American in Vienna, 2011) historical horror novel, detectives in 1896 Transylvania suspect that the enigmatic Count Dracula is responsible for numerous disappearances in the area. Read full book review >

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THE LEARNERS by Chip Kidd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2008

"Whimsical, at times bordering on fey, but also keen-edged and original."
Graphic designer Kidd (The Cheese Monkeys, 2001) writes a novel about a graphic designer. Read full book review >

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THE CHEESE MONKEYS by Chip Kidd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2001

". . . suck brains with a genius who really is a genius: that is, when you Read This Book."
Sheer charm <\b>most of the way in debut fiction by acclaimed book-cover artist Kidd, associate director of jackets at Knopf. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Walter never explains precisely why our species stands alone, but few readers will complain at the end of this engrossing, up-to-date account of human evolution."
About 27 humanoid species roamed the Earth since splitting off from their ape ancestors 7 million years ago; more are turning up, but only one remains. Science journalist and former CNN bureau chief Walter (Thumbs, Toes, and Tears: And Other Traits That Make Us Human, 2006) delivers a mixture of fact, research and conjecture that describes how this happened. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2014

"A practical personal-finance book that stands out in a crowded field."
A debut guide that offers sound advice on how to achieve financial independence. Read full book review >

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DECISIVE by Chip Heath
NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2013

"Readers approaching this book because they have a pressing decision may be annoyed by the Heaths' lumbering pace, but for those who want to improve decision-making overall, the workshop style of the narrative should prove helpful."
A manual on how to become more rational when facing difficult decisions at work and in your personal life. Read full book review >

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THE CRESSWELL PLOT by Eliza Wass
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"A harrowing, pulpy page-turner along the compulsive lines of Flowers in the Attic. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A girl struggles to break the cultlike bonds tying her and her siblings to their tyrannical, religious father. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2000

"Standard business leadership exhortations, already well-trafficked by the likes of Tom Peters and, for that matter, good old Road Runner himself. (B&w cartoons throughout) ($100,000 ad/promo)"
Sensible and decent, albeit hyperventilated and not exactly original, behavioral advice for business managers in the new millennium, served up by consultants Bell and Harari. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"To be shelved alongside Into Thin Air and On Death and Dying: for outdoors buffs and Hemlock Society members alike."
A life consciously, if eccentrically, lived becomes a death carefully arranged—and the subject of this thoughtful meditation on the virtues of knowing when it's time to check out. Read full book review >