Search Results: "David Brooks"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"From a cuddly conservative: a genial ode to America that only a snooty French deconstructionist could fail to find amusing and enlightening."
New York Times op-ed columnist Brooks, whose Bobos in Paradise (2000) anatomized "the new upper class," now sends up and celebrates America's middle class in all its vulgarity and yearning. Read full book review >

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CONFESSION OF THE LIONESS by Mia Couto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"A haunting, ethereal flight of magical realism."
In the tiny village of Kulumani, the people struggle to keep themselves safe from a marauding band of lions. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO CHARACTER by David Brooks
NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2015

"The author's sincere sermon—at times analytical, at times hortatory—remains a hopeful one."
New York Times columnist Brooks (The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement, 2011, etc.) returns with another volume that walks the thin line between self-help and cultural criticism.Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2012  by David Brooks
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A trove of fine writing on big issues, albeit at the expense of more playful exemplars of the contemporary essay."
Well-told pieces on a narrow range of subjects define the latest iteration of the Best American Essays franchise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2011

"An uncommonly brilliant blend of sociology, intellect and allegory."
Through the lens of a hypothetical couple and their offspring, New York Times columnist Brooks (On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (and Always Have) In the Future Tense, 2005, etc.) cleverly explores the realms of the psyche and the unconscious mind. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST WIFE by Paulina Chiziane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"A brave but heavy-handed work about the plight of women in a patriarchal society.
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A man's five wives band together, against all odds, to demand what's rightfully theirs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2000

"Friendly teasing of the mandarins of the Information Age—infectiously funny, but seldom getting under the skin or drawing blood. (First serial to Newsweek)"
A lighthearted morphology that traces the evolution, mating rituals, and nervous system of a new group of social animals: the bourgeois bohemians ("Bobos") who arose from the affluent educated class and reconciled the counterculture values of the 1960s to the entrepreneurial energies of the 1980s. Read full book review >

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POLAR OPPOSITES by Erik Brooks
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"While the anthropomorphized pair has nothing in common with their real counterparts apart from location, the light story makes this a refreshing change from traditional opposite books. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Penpals Alex Polar Bear and Zina Penguin are polar opposites, living on opposite sides of the world. Read full book review >

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HUMAN BODY LIFT-THE-FLAP by Susie Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Still, anatomy books for this age are scarce, and this one is relatively sturdy and amusing to browse, perhaps compensating for its other issues. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A lift-the-flap board book briefly explores the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Read full book review >

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GET INTO ART by Susie Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"When enjoyed by adults and kids together, this book will deliver a pleasing, fresh mix of animal-art-inspired projects utilizing varying media and techniques. (table of contents, glossary, art materials checklist, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Families may want to ride the DIY wave with this attractive British import, which publishes simultaneously with the similarly conceived Get into Art: People (2013). Read full book review >

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BLACK RABBIT SUMMER by Kevin Brooks
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Exploring control, power and secrecy, with a hint of Lord of the Flies, Brooks crafts a morbid beach read. (Mystery. YA)"
Childhood relationships twist after gruesome events. Read full book review >

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iBOY by Kevin Brooks
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"This classic superhero plot, at once cutting-edge science fiction and moral fable, is guaranteed to keep even fiction-averse, reluctant readers on the edge of their seats. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Tom Harvey's world is upended after he's hit by a smartphone thrown from 30 stories up. Read full book review >