Search Results: "Don J. Snyder"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 1997

"Through the mill emerges a new Snyder, a better Snyder, his tale a cautionary one, as gruesomely captivating as a traffic accident."
Snyder (A Soldier's Disgrace, 1987, etc.) loses more than a job when he gets his walking papers from the university; his entire world shatters. Read full book review >

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WALKING WITH JACK by Don J. Snyder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"A golf-is-life allegory that fails to make the cut."
Novelist and memoirist Snyder (The Winter Travelers: A Christmas Fable, 2011, etc.) returns with the overwrought story of his training to be a caddie so he could help his son, who hopes for a PGA career. Read full book review >

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OF TIME AND MEMORY by Don J. Snyder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"A bittersweet story."
A son's loving and determined quest to discover the mother he never knew—the young woman who died, at 19, shortly after giving birth to her twin sons. Read full book review >

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WINTER DREAMS by Don J. Snyder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2004

"The elegiac tone does little for a lugubrious love story, nor is the golfing scene on the cover likely to entice romance readers."
Much ado about golfing. Read full book review >

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NIGHT CROSSING by Don J. Snyder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2001

"Uh-huh."
After a pair of successful memoirs (Of Time and Memory, 1999; The Cliff Walk, 1997), Snyder returns to fiction with a bland and platitudinous novel. Read full book review >

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FALLEN ANGEL by Don J. Snyder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Melancholy soap from the author of Night Crossing (2001), etc., fraught with coincidence and banal philosophizing about nothing much."
Maudlin tale of a tragic accident on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2015

"Ingenious, lucid and revealing look at the lives of two brilliant men who changed our way of seeing the world."
A fine addition to the burgeoning genre of dual biography of great figures whose lives were related, if often distantly. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A few kernels of insight buried under layers of grad-student balderdash."
Not all graffiti artists are hoodlums, declares Snyder (Sociology and Anthropology/Baruch Coll.). Read full book review >

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RON’S BIG MISSION by Rose Blue
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A winner. (biographical note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Deftly told and warmly illustrated, this fictional account of an incident in the Civil Rights-era childhood of Challenger astronaut Ron McNair tells a powerful story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"The author skillfully weaves together the lives of her four principals with the science of their day."
Snyder (Philosophy/St. Read full book review >

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I CAN DANCE by Betsy Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Encouraging activity on multiple levels, a good choice for toddler board-book collections. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This interactive board book showcases several kinds of dance. Read full book review >

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SWEET DREAMS LULLABY by Betsy Snyder
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"A lovely addition to bedtime-book collections. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In The Runaway Bunny, Margaret Wise Brown's mother bunny famously tells her little one to "have a carrot" when he finally settles in for the night. Read full book review >