Search Results: "David George Haskell"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SONGS OF TREES by David George Haskell
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"Haskell's message is straightforward and important: we are a part of nature, and the trees with whom we share our environment are vital parts of our lives."
Haskell (Biology/The Univ. of the South; The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature, 2012) uses the metaphor of song to capture how the "living memories of trees…tell of life's community, a net of relations" of which humans are "incarnate members." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2012

"Exceptional observations of the biological world worthy of any naturalist's library."
An extraordinary, intimate view of life in an old-growth forest. Read full book review >

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THE CASTLE BEHIND THORNS by Merrie Haskell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Still, it stands alone neatly, and the lore of blacksmith work is carried through with vivid energy. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Faint echoes of "Sleeping Beauty" and "Snow White" waft up from this new fantasy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

A collection of previously published profiles and essays by the feminist film critic (From Reverence to Rape, 1974, etc.) that offer offbeat, compelling approaches and keen observations but leave the reader yearning for more argument. Read full book review >

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STEVEN SPIELBERG by Molly Haskell
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Compact, incisive, and witty—a great starting point for those interested in Spielberg's life and art."
The acclaimed director's work examined through the prism of his Jewish faith. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Makes watching a replay of the lowest scoring game in NBA history—a 19-18 contest between the Minneapolis Lakers and Fort Wayne Pistons in 1950—seem exciting in comparison."
An unrelentingly dry look at the NBA's early growing pains. Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE BIRD by George Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Soman's sensitive illustrations reflect the intimacy created by the memory of ancestral struggles and accomplishments; this is a moving tribute to familial bonds. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As a handmade wooden bird is passed down through several generations, each female relative endows it with a memory that adds to the family history. Read full book review >

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FALL OF MAN IN WILMSLOW by David Lagercrantz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"A bookend of sorts to Bruce Duffy's fine novel The World as I Found It (1987); full of psychological insight though not much action."
Lagercrantz, heir to Stieg Larsson and author of the latest Lisbeth Sander installment, The Girl in the Spider's Web (2015), turns to a mystery of another sort.Read full book review >

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LOVE AND OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES by Molly Haskell
Released: April 19, 1990

"Many strong clinical passages will carry this with most readers, who may well warm to the love theme too and find Haskell's method daring."
Subjective memoir about film reviewer Haskell's emotions when her Film reviewer husband Andrew Sarris is felled by a near-fatal rare disease and becomes the sickest person ever seen in New York Hospital who lived. Read full book review >

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SANYARE by Megan Haskell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2015

"A flawed but often enjoyable adventure."
A changeling among elves must solve a mystery and discover her past in this debut fantasy from Haskell. Read full book review >

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TO RUSSIA WITH FRIES by George Cohon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 1999

"Like the billionth Big Mac, it's not haute cuisine but is satisfactory on its own level. (32 pages b&w photos)"
The golden arches of McDonald's, resplendent in the dour precincts of Pushkin Square, are symbols of the triumph of capitalism. Read full book review >