Search Results: "Edwin F. Casey"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 25, 2011

"Engaging stories about an unusual career."
A series of humorous anecdotes from the long career of a New York City funeral director. Read full book review >

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BOLOGNA ENDS by Edwin F.  Casey
Released: Aug. 31, 2011

"A funny, page-turning collection of family highlights, recounted by a genial showman."
Regular-guy memoirist Casey (Tales from the Granite Orchard, 2011) presents readers with the stories of his life and times. Read full book review >

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THE CANARY ROOM by Edwin F. Casebeer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2014

"An ambitious, literary coming-of-age tale that aims high, and almost reaches its goals."
In the Casebeers' debut novel, 12-year-old Herman "Hermy" Auerbach spends the last months of World War II separated from his parents and trying to figure out where he belongs in a turbulent world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"Well written and lively, but lacking profundity and a skeptical edge."
A slick and none-too-deep look by Diamond (Journalism/N.Y.U.; The Spot, 1984; Sign Off, 1982) at how the media, particularly TV, cover the news. Read full book review >

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MY CAT JACK by Patricia Casey
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Altogether, words and pictures come together to create a wonderful book for wee cat lovers. (Fiction/Picture book. 2+)"
A delightful romp through a typical day with the narrator's black-and-white cat, Jack, who is shown as he yawns, stretches up, stretches down, scratches, curls, plays, laps, pounces, purrs, and washes. Read full book review >

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ONE DAY AT WOOD GREEN ANIMAL SHELTER by Patricia Casey
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Cute critters, but not strong enough to cross the pond. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
The events of a day at a combination animal shelter and veterinary office are detailed in this oversized and overly busy picture book from Casey (Beep! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 24, 2012

"A delight for fans of fantasy and action adventures."
After a young girl and boy are magically transported to another world, they must unlock its secrets while contending with an evil group bent on destruction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"Thomas is a robust storyteller, with a shipshape plot that would please any mariner. Fast-moving, suspenseful fun."
Find the Frenchman! A stirring chase across England after an escaped French convict is the stuff of this second installment in a projected trilogy of the Napoleonic Wars (The Blighted Cliffs, 2004). Read full book review >

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BORGES by Edwin Williamson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2004

"A literary life of major importance, authoritatively told in an exceptionally fine biography."
An eminent Oxford scholar offers a trenchant analysis of the ethnic, historical-political, and cultural matrices that produced the late (1899-1986) Argentinean literary magus. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2003

"Though sure to be contested at points, of interest to human-rights activists monitoring the doings of bioengineers—who are just eugenicists, Black argues, under another name."
A journalistic exposé of the early-20th-century American eugenics movement and its application in the death camps of the Third Reich. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 1992

"But Reingold admires where Crichton bashes; as such, essential for all Japan-watchers. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
The former Tokyo Bureau chief of Time magazine, now a senior correspondent, on ``one of the most complex tales of modern twentieth-century history'': the astonishing rise and contradictory nature of postwar Japan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Diamond manages to capture the varied anxieties and discontents besetting a great newspaper as it tries to keep pace."
Gossipy, albeit exhaustive and substantive, status report on the New York Times from a perceptive observer of major media who teaches journalism at NYU. Read full book review >