Search Results: "Dani Kollin"


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THE UNINCORPORATED FUTURE by Dani Kollin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A satisfying wrap-up for series fans."
Space battles, politics, religion and revolution: final entry in the series following The Unincorporated Woman (2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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PICTURING THE WRECK by Dani Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"A flawed novel, then—though, as always, Shapiro's gift for evoking the darker emotions is clear and strong."
From the author of Playing with Fire (1990) and Fugitive Blue (1992): another gloomy tale of upper-class guilt and betrayal, this featuring a psychoanalyst who longs to reunite with the son he lost more than 30 years ago. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2011

"Not an ideal blueprint, but Rodrik raises—and gamely tries to answer—some important questions."
An economist's idealistic proposal to take some of the global out of globalization. Read full book review >

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ECONOMICS RULES by Dani Rodrik
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A hopeful contribution to the reconstitution of a profession whose reputation has been seriously damaged, both fairly and unfairly."
Rodrik (Economics and Social Sciences/Princeton Institute For Advanced Studies; The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy, 2011, etc.) challenges both his professional colleagues and broader public opinion regarding his much-maligned field.Read full book review >

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STILL WRITING by Dani Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Cleareyed, honest and grounded."
A best-selling author's thoughtful examination of her life and the creative process that has defined it. Read full book review >

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BLACK & WHITE by Dani Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2007

"Victimhood presented, as the title suggests, in stark terms, with only occasional flashes of insight."
Clara struggles to come to terms with her dying mother, famous for exploitative photos taken of Clara as a child. Read full book review >

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HOURGLASS by Dani Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2017

"A sharply observed and frequently moving memoir of a marriage."
The noted novelist and memoirist reflects on her marriage and the elusive nature of time. Read full book review >

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BIRTHDAYS by Nikki Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"The intended audience may find this less interesting than educators and librarians looking for program ideas; nevertheless, a useful book. (glossary, references and resources, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A survey of birthday customs from ancient times to today's birthday wishes on social media. Read full book review >

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TAKE SHELTER by Nikki Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"'Sanctuary' springs from the Latin sanctus, or holy—and the Tates have kept that well in mind. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Once you start thinking of your home as a sanctuary, then your ingenuity can run pretty wild, as seen in this global tour of dwellings. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE GOLDEN KEY by Roberto Aliaga
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"The accomplished art, however, does not compensate for the story's lack of suspense, humor, or lyricism. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This Spanish import presents the day that three mice find a key and speculate on what it might unlock. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS VS. KITTENS by Dani Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2014

"The overall lack of action or a plotline hints that this may be intended more as a fill-in-the-blanks gag than a series of opportunities for story crafting, but there's still a lot of scope for invention. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
A seemingly bland comparison of cute cartoon kittens and equally cuddly monsters offers customizing features that allow aspiring writers all the narrative freedom they might desire. Read full book review >

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FAMILY HISTORY by Dani Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2003

"Static. Gracefully written, but, after the first few chapters, nothing builds until the uplifting (and unearned) close."
Shapiro (the memoir Slow Motion, 1998; Picturing the Wreck, 1996, etc.) returns with a "poor me" novel about a woman whose perfect family has disintegrated before her eyes. Read full book review >