Search Results: "Electric Eggplant"


BOOK REVIEW

BE CONFIDENT IN WHO YOU ARE by Annie Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"It's a great use of iPad functionality, but the sometimes heavy-handed emphasis on positive message detracts from the overall text. (iPad graphic self-help. 10-12)"
Traditionally a paper-based series, Middle School Confidential adapts its first graphic novel to the iPad leveraging the device's functionality to infuse a wide variety of sounds, short songs and character voices. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY EGGPLANT by Susan Heyboer O’Keefe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Enjoyable zaniness, well-punctuated with Bernie's appetizing meal plans. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Eight-grader Bernie has modest goals—he only wants to be a master chef with a famous cooking show—but wacky circumstances conspire against him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WESTERN ELECTRIC by Don Zancanella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 1996

"An earnest debut—Zancanella could develop into a regional writer of interest."
Selected by Oscar Hijuelos, this 1996 winner of the John Simmons Short Fiction Award brings together eight stories set in the West, predominantly in Wyoming. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELECTRIC LIGHT by Seamus Heaney
Released: April 1, 2001

"In this vein, Heaney has few equals; he burnishes memory to a fine tawny glow, not sentimentalizing but not shying away from feeling, the potential for bathos held in check by his great formal skills."
Nobel Laureate Heaney (Beowulf, 2000, etc.) has called words tools for digging, and his language usually has the tactility of a good toolkit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BODIES ELECTRIC by Colin Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"Walt Whitman haunts the story throughout and to great effect. (First printing of 60,000)"
Harrison (Break and Enter, 1990) returns with the story of a 35-year-old widower who takes in a fleeing wife and her four-year- old daughter—at the same time that he's fighting for survival at the top of a communications conglomerate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELECTRIC CITY by Elizabeth Rosner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Rosner offers a gentle meditation on love and loss: 'Rivers, oceans, the passing of molecules back and forth, darkness into brilliance and then gone.'"
Rosner (Blue Nude, 2006, etc.) draws on the immigrant experience of Charles Porteus Steinmetz, the Wizard of Schenectady, as the background to a coming-of-age novel.Read full book review >

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ELECTRIC BARRACUDA by Tim Dorsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"Despite the relatively low body count, Serge fans can revel in his increasingly arcane knowledge of Southern Florida lore as well as the cat-and-mouse thrills in Dorsey's lucky 13th."
Floridaphile vigilante Serge Storms (Gator A-Go-Go, 2010, etc.) dodges law-enforcement agents in the Everglades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELECTRIC HONEY by Sam Love
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2006

"Wide-eyed and carefree: an innocuous flashback."
Mildly charming 1960s-era coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"Effectively poses the question: if kids from a hard-scrabble school district can turn out a roadworthy alternate fuel vehicle in a matter of months, what's wrong with our big car makers?"
Inspirational tale of how the outlandish idea of building an electrically powered car energized and transformed high-school students in an economically stressed community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUBY ELECTRIC by Theresa Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Thumbs up. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A budding screenwriter, full of dreams and longing, finds a place for herself on the edge of the drainage ditch that was once the Los Angeles River. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"An impressively reported, smoothly written book that nonetheless feels airy in its content."
Cook (The Dad Report: Fathers, Sons, and Baseball Families, 2017 etc.) chronicles the 1947 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, approaching this narrow slice of sports history from an unusual angle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELECTRIC BEN by Robert Byrd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"A work of breadth and energy, just like its subject; engaging and brimming with appeal for a wide audience. (Biography. 8-14)"
A beautifully realized labor of love and affection brings to life one of our brightest founding fathers. Read full book review >