Search Results: "David Kherdian"


BOOK REVIEW

BEAT VOICES by David Kherdian
POETRY
Released: May 1, 1995

"The volume introduces the ambivalence of the age and would make a welcome gift not only for teenagers, but for their parents, as well. (Poetry. 12+)"
With the resurgence of interest in the Beats comes this timely anthology of both poetry and prose selections. Read full book review >

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ASKING THE RIVER by David Kherdian
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Gracefully written; Hogrogian contributes a hauntingly pensive portrait and a couple of scenes in dark pencil. (Fiction. 10+)"
Like other recent Kherdian protagonists, Stepan is preoccupied with his inner life. Read full book review >

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LULLABY FOR EMILY by David Kherdian
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1995

"Intensely personal, yet thoroughly interpersonal in its delight in a child's discovery of the beautiful things in her world, this book is as much a keepsake for parents as it is a lullaby for children. (Picture book. 2+)"
A long, dreamy sleep-poem for a baby, in which the parent imagines the idyllic experiences her daughter will have when she is old enough to explore their rural world: watching wild animals and birds, making a garden, romping with a puppy, swimming in a beaver pond, gathering apples and firewood. Read full book review >

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FEATHERS AND TAILS by David Kherdian
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"For those who want to go beyond Aesop and La Fontaine: a nice addition to multicultural collections. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)"
The subtitle is a bit misleading: these 21 selections, drawn from Indian, African, European, Native American, and Chinese sources, include proverbs, riddles, pourquoi and trickster tales, plus the disguised life lessons usually considered fables. Read full book review >

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JUNA'S JOURNEY by David Kherdian
FICTION
Released: April 21, 1993

"A gentle book that may find a place in thoughtful discussions of the hereafter. (Fiction/Picture book. 6+)"
In his village, white-bearded Juna ``dreamt for others, and as his dreams were his guide, he in turn became a guide for others''—until an enigmatic dream sets him on a last journey. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT FISHING CONTEST by David Kherdian
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1991

"A special book to share. (Fiction. 7- 11)"
For three summer weeks, narrator Jason and his best friend Sammy focus on the annual fishing contest in a shallow pond at the local zoo. 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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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PEEP AND DUCKY RAINY DAY by David Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Totally in tune with toddlers, this snappy read-aloud gets it right. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Rainy days are oh, so dreary, but not for Peep and Ducky. Read full book review >