Search Results: "David Banner"


BOOK REVIEW

MRS. SPRAT NEXT DOOR'S CAT by David Banner
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 6, 2012

"A risky investment, even at half the price. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
An amphibious fish with an identity crisis disguises herself—and lives—as a cat. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"But loyal fans will be rewarded by the slowly building tension that collapses a family and a nation. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
A generation after the events of The Eyes of a King (2008), baby Anselm has grown into a teenager. Read full book review >

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THE BASEBALL TRUST by Stuart Banner
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"Baseball fans of a legal bent will find this lively study both maddening and illuminating."
Price fixing, union busting, collusion and criminality—and that's just the beginning of this inside-baseball footnote to baseball history. Read full book review >

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HINDSIGHT by Owen Banner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2013

"A high-stakes suspense novel with a breakneck pace and strong voice."
A debut novel about an Irish-American ex-con combines the appeal of the thriller and noir fiction genres in a style similar to that of Lee Child's Jack Reacher books. Read full book review >

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SPECULATION by Stuart Banner
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2017

"A somewhat narrowly focused book that will not likely appeal to a broad swath of readers but will repay those who invest their undivided attention."
A mostly chronological history of a slippery financial concept combined with something akin to a lengthy law review article. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 1998

"A spiritual quest that encompasses the roots of family and friendship - it will resonate with the women of Banner's generation and beyond. (25 photos, not seen)"
Reflections on a friendship initiated 40 years ago in high school and reestablished across an ocean and a great cultural and spiritual divide. Read full book review >

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THE EYES OF A KING by Catherine Banner
FANTASY
Released: May 27, 2008

"Leo spends too much time observing and too little having any effect on the events of his family and his world to be an exciting portal character into this otherwise well-crafted narrative structure. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
An interesting framing story wraps around this tale of Leo, a 15-year-old military cadet in a heavily Christian fantasy land ruled by a heavy-handed usurper. Read full book review >

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MARILYN by Lois Banner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"Surely not the last word, but a complete and honest effort and a good starting place."
Fifty years after her death and hundreds of books later, are we any closer to understanding Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)? Probably not, but this new biography brings the known facts up to date and offers a fresh, modern take on the tragic star's life and choices. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF NIGHT by Catherine Banner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Ah, what fun. Don't miss it."
The story of a family-run bar on a tiny island off the coast of Sicily, from 1914 to 2009. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1997

"An important manual for anyone who teaches or needs to evaluate teachers, such as administrators, school boards, and not least of all, parents."
Offering deeply considered philosophy as well as commonsensical advice, historian Banner (formerly of Princeton University) and classicist Cannon (a former dean at Manhattanville College) have created an invaluable book on the art of teaching. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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