Search Results: "David Miles"


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BOOK by David Miles
by David Miles, illustrated by Natalie Hoopes
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"One of the prettiest paeans to the codex in recent memory. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This book quietly praises reading as a path to imaginative adventures while also taking several gentle swipes at high-tech gadgetry. Read full book review >

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THE VERY COLD, FREEZING, NO-NUMBERS DAY by Ashley Sorenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Though the hortatory text is a bit much, the illustrations make this book one worth counting. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Numbers are trapped in ice and must be rescued from a frozen fate in a counting book that encourages interaction with each page. Read full book review >

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COLOR BLOCKED by Ashley Sorenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Not a first choice. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Pipes get clogged and readers must help. Read full book review >

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ZAPPA by Barry Miles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Far from the last word on Zappa, but an interesting shot from the sidelines."
A new biography of the grungy "genius" of rock 'n' roll returns over and over again to a few themes, all carefully documented and likely to upset the faithful. Read full book review >

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SUPERSTORM by Kathryn Miles
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"A rogue storm dazzlingly caught in all its unprecedented bizarreness."
The strange and devastating life of Hurricane Sandy receives a fine, grim telling from Miles (English/Chatham Univ.; All Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, The Legendary Irish Famine Ship, 2013, etc.).Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2000

"Harvey stretches some analogies to the snapping point, but has drawn a lovely map of an exotic world. (18 maps, not seen)"
Magazine journalist Harvey (Outside) charts the case of Gilbert Bland Jr., who in the 1990s stole vast amounts of rare material from some of North America's most prestigious research libraries and thus became "the greatest American map thief in history." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Engaging and fun to read, but for a more subtle study, see Myraim Miedzian's Boys Will Be Boys (p. 587)."
The lurid title suits this swift, wry, anecdotal survey of the pitiful confusion that Miles (The Women's History of the World, 1989; Women and Power, 1986) finds in the lives of adult men: Acculturated largely by women to identify with their penises (which makes them prone to violence), they are, she says, ``dislocated'' by the women's movement, frustrated, angry, and even more violent than historically they have been known to be. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN PERSPECTIVE by Keith Miles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 21, 1997

"Only the mystery itself is pallid."
Stifled by the prospect of toiling for a lifetime in his autocratic father's safe architectural practice, Merlin Richards packs his harp and sails off from Wales to America in search of his idol, the irascible Frank Lloyd Wright. Read full book review >

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TENOCLOCK SCHOLAR by John Miles
Released: Jan. 8, 1996

"A chamber mystery that can't help looking kind of puny amid the wide open spaces."
Miles, who published Missing at Tenoclock (1994) under the pseudonym Arthur Williams, unmasks himself for this sequel. Read full book review >

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DEAR AMERICAN AIRLINES by Jonathan Miles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2008

"Bennie tells us more about his night and his life than most would ever want to learn."
A novel that captures the tedium of being stuck overnight in an airport can't help but become a little tedious in the process. Read full book review >