Search Results: "Craig B. Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2012

"Readers can take comfort knowing that all six subjects survived, perhaps the only good news in these gripping though mostly painful stories about one of the many grim aspects of WWII."
A retired engineer who has taken up writing delivers fascinating accounts of six Japanese and Americans who passed the war in enemy hands. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"The biological essentialism and mechanistic view of cultural activities propounded by Stanford here is not likely to sway many of the critics who wished to discredit the Man the Hunter model in the first place, but may find favor with those inclined toward sociobiology."
An unabashed celebration of the carnivorous tendencies of early humankind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEATHER FELL IN THE WATER by Doug MacLeod
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"It's hard to say whether this might convince fearful children that the water is their friend, but its sly attitude is definitely amusing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Heather experiences an interesting relationship with water in this slightly offbeat tale. Read full book review >

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CAT by Mike Dumbleton
by Mike Dumbleton, illustrated by Craig Smith
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Not for all tastes. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Dumbleton's extremely spare text follows the series of near misses Cat is involved in throughout the day and night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF THE SHOE FITS by Krista Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Likable characters—including a boy dancer whose father is also a dancer—a familiar setting and friendly illustrations on each page add up to a winner for the reader ready for a step beyond early readers. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Shy Cassie has the skills to make her dream of becoming a dancer come true. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALKING THROUGH THE YEARS by T. Craig Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2014

"A highly readable collection of poetry that deals with the familiar theme of broken love."
This collection of poems considers lost love and reflections of romance gone awry as well as the value of relationships in modern times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHISPER OF LEAVES by Craig Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2002

"But his unwieldy debut stretches credibility at every turn."
A group of midwestern college students exploring remote Lues Creek Canyon discovers the corpse of a naked woman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LADYSTINGER by Craig Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 31, 1992

"The movie sale promises Charade on uppers."
Likable con artist Maggie Rohrer gets yanked out of her round of routine scams rolling lecherous conventioneers in New Orleans for a Mission: Impossible scenario in Jamaica. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A treat for policy wonks and students of economics—and worth reading for anyone who plays the market."
If you have a rage for chaos, you'll love the stock market—beg pardon, the equity culture—of the future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2007

"An appealing introduction to a mysterious phenomenon."
New York-based journalist Smith seeks to understand the experience of hearing voices. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 27, 2011

"An ambitious memoir with a unique viewpoint regarding disabilities and life's 'train wrecks.'"
In this memoir, a blind, retired judge revisits his battle with chronic illness and the loss of his sight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BASEBALL CARD KID by Adam Osterweil
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Time Warp Trio lite. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
The slapstick time-travel antics continue in this sequel to The Comic Book Kid (2001). Read full book review >