Search Results: "Cynthia Shaw"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Holroyd keeps a lightly even voice throughout so that every word Shaw utters—and he is clearly the greatest wit in the English language—glistens with intelligence against his fading hopes for humanity. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Triumphant closing of Holroyd's massive life of George Bernard Shaw (1856-1951), begun with The Search for Love (1988) and The Pursuit of Power (1989)—a work 15 years in the writing. Read full book review >

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BERNARD SHAW by Sally Peters
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Peters offers a rhetorically overloaded version of Shaw's life and work. (29 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A tendentious, trendy reading of Shaw, with an entirely speculative theory of secret homosexuality. Read full book review >

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CYNTHIA GREGORY DANCES SWAN LAKE by Cynthia Gregory
Released: Oct. 25, 1990

One of the great contemporary prima ballerinas describes the tasks and events of a day climaxed by dancing the lead in her favorite ballet. Read full book review >

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INSIDE VOLCANOES by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A good starting-place for volcano explorations. (glossary, bibliography, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Unidentified explosions on the cover and title page are the hook for this latest entry in the Inside... series. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"First of an intended series about Violet that will, no doubt, continue the pious messages. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three adorable kittens are born in a kitchen pantry. Read full book review >

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SCHOOL FOR BANDITS by Hannah Shaw
ANIMALS
Released: June 28, 2011

"Shaw has created a hero in Ralph for all those kids who don't fit in and aren't afraid to be who they are. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Good manners win out over bad in this hysterical spoof. Read full book review >

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UNTIL I SAW THE SEA by Alison Shaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"Well-chosen content; top-notch visuals. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
A themed anthology—somehow there haven't been many on this subject for children—of 19 poems, some anonymous or traditional, most by such familiar names as Robert Louis Stevenson, e.e. cummings, Myra Cohn Livingston, and David McCord. Read full book review >

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Concrete Evidence by Jeff Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2015

"A simple tale with a hero who's just a regular guy, which makes him all the more likable and exemplary."
An agent in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, searching for missing parolees, fears that the Aryan Brotherhood may be responsible for their disappearances in Shaw's straightforward debut thriller. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Shaw tries to pull off the same trick here as Alan Light did with Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' in The Holy or the Broken (2012), but there's too little weight here to justify the act."
The juxtaposition of two of America's most enduring national anthems. Read full book review >

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NEWORLD PAPERS by KB Shaw
Released: Aug. 10, 2013

"An adventurous tale set in a unique, alien world populated by fascinating creatures, though some of the characters aren't quite as vivacious."
Shaw (AAA Pest Control, 2013, etc.) sets a thoughtful coming-of-age tale on a faraway planet, where terraforming has transformed a small continent into an Earth-like habitat but left vast stretches of wilderness and ocean teeming with life forms. Read full book review >

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DEADLY REUNION by June Shaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 20, 2011

"Cealie's dithering is a bit annoying, but the killer comes as a surprise."
A mini-class reunion on an Alaskan cruise is a disaster from day one. Read full book review >