Search Results: "Elizabeth V. Chew"


BOOK REVIEW

THOMAS JEFFERSON by Elizabeth V. Chew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Well-informed and much-idealized if not entirely simplistic pictures of both the great man and his bustling estate. (sidebars, endnotes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Stepping carefully around the controversies, a former curator at Monticello reconstructs the septuagenarian Jefferson's active daily round. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 28, 1997

"If understanding suffering could make it go away, then Spelman's book would become a bestseller."
A fastidiously logical look at some paradoxes of suffering. ``Suffering: it is dirty work, but sometimes there are spiritual profits to be gained.'' Spelman (Philosophy/Smith Coll.) goes at her subject from varied points of view—including Platonic and Aristotelian approaches, those of suffragists and of contemporary feminists—in this concise and selective analytical survey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2002

"Best read as an introduction to a more substantial work, would that we had one."
A slender meditation on the human urge to fix things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A great addition to the literature of the great American game. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
"How can you paint American history without baseball?" asked artist Ralph Fasanella. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GLASS MAKER’S DAUGHTER by V.  Briceland
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Obvious connections to the culture of medieval Venice, from glass to silk to music to gondolas, provide color but not depth. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
There are some imaginative moments and one very good idea in this muddled fantasy, but also a lot of clunky dialogue, clichéd expressions and dei ex machinae. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INFERNOTY by DON V.
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 31, 2009

"Repetitive structure, awkward writing style an abrupt ending hamper this surreal tale."
A strange, poorly written, yet frequently original short science-fiction novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYTHBORN by V. Lakshman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 25, 2013

"An ambitious, colorful and highly readable fantasy epic."
Debut fantasy novelist Lakshman offers a rousing epic in which supernatural beings threaten the world of their own creators. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILO AND THE REBEL RAIDERS by V. Peyton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Convincing, humorous, and appealingly odd. (Science fiction. 9-13)"
In a flooded, post-apocalyptic United Kingdom, a young boy travels from his marshlands home to the Capital to make his way in the world as a government-approved seer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"An indispensable refresher course, alternately edifying and campy, on what's proper in modern gay life."
Syndicated writer and New York Times same-sex wedding expert updates his volume on manners and navigating gay and lesbian life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOO MUCH AND NOT THE MOOD by Durga Chew-Bose
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 11, 2017

"Chew-Bose is an intense observer and cataloger of sensations, but this type of literary impressionism, where self-discovery becomes self-absorption, wears thin."
A debut collection of personal essays from a Montreal-born writer. Read full book review >