Search Results: "Dion Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

POSTCARDS FROM PISMO by Michael Scotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"An uncomplicated but fervent and timely show of support. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A class assignment blossoms into friendship as a fourth-grade (later fifth-) Californian showers a young soldier stationed in Afghanistan with letters, e-mail messages and postcards. Read full book review >

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A STREET DIVIDED by Dion Nissenbaum
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A must-read for anyone interested in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian drama."
The revealing story of a street "at the epicenter of one of the world's most intractable conflicts." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"Some useful concepts and tips, but nothing too novel."
Dion, an entrepreneur, consultant and sales professional, offers advice for salespeople and their managers. Read full book review >

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CUBA Unchained by Gerard Dion
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2015

"An interesting thriller that doesn't quite match the ambition of its protagonist."
In Dion's debut political thriller, an ambitious businessman takes it upon himself to fix relations between the United States and Cuba. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S IN YOUR PURSE? by Abigail Samoun
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"The purse-as-book gimmick has been done several times before, but this iteration of the novelty is more chic than tacky. (Novelty book. 4-6)"
Peek inside five different purses, each one owned by a different member of the same family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2003

"Sort of lags after the first few hundred amputations."
Two Mongol lads become leaders of their universe in a relentlessly serious saga about Genghis Khan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JET-SET BABIES WEAR WINGS by Michelle Sinclair Colman
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Smug and irritating. (adult)"
Like its predecessors in the Urban Babies Wear Black series, this outing, although ostensibly aimed at one-to-three-year-olds, offers very little for its target audience but lots for grown-ups. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"Despite the author's obvious sincerity, he is more likely to dissuade people from pursuing open adoption. (Author tour)"
In this candid account, adoptive father Howells, aided by journalist Pritchard, makes a passionate but ultimately unconvincing plea for open adoption, a controversial alternative that seems to pose more problems than it solves. Read full book review >

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TUESDAY TUCKS ME IN by Luis Carlos Montalván
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"A touching story that will appeal to all dog lovers and to older children, including those with limited reading skills. (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
An appealing golden retriever takes readers through his life as a service dog assisting a retired Army captain living with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury. Read full book review >

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FOODIE BABIES WEAR BIBS by Michelle Sinclair Colman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"More for smug foodie parents than real babies—but we already knew that. (2-3)"
The latest in the Urban Babies Wear Black series demonstrates a wry sense of humor, crisp, sophisticated graphics and a thematic approach that leaves its presumed audience of babies in the cold. Read full book review >