Search Results: "Ellen Hawkes"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"Gallos, a would-be dynasty that, by her account, may be nearing the end of the line. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A fast-paced, gossipy rundown on the House of Gallo, whose octogenarian patriarchs helped make wine a mass-market commodity in the US while concealing a past replete with personal and business scandal. Read full book review >

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ELLEN ULLMAN
by Gregory McNamee

A thinking machine, grumbled the tradition-minded British writer G. K. Chesterton, “is a brainless phrase of modern fatalism and materialism.” He added, “A machine only is a machine because it cannot think.”

But that was at the turn of the last century. A dozen decades later, thinking machines are among us, machines that learn from our behavior and ...


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ELLEN OH
by Alex Heimbach

Like most writers, Ellen Oh was an avid reader growing up. “Books were always my friends,” she says. At least until second grade, when her teacher read The Five Chinese Brothers to the class. Afterwards, her classmates taunted her with racial slurs, and one boy tried to paint her skin yellow because she was "the wrong color for a ...


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THE WICKED BIG TODDLAH GOES TO NEW YORK by Kevin  Hawkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2011

"A memorable excursion for city residents and would-be tourists alike. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Still called "Toddie" (though now he looks more like a preschoolah), the Bunyanesqe Mainer first met in The Wicked Big Toddlah (2007) tours the Big Apple—both with and without his normal-sized parents. Read full book review >

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THE WICKED BIG TODDLAH by Kevin  Hawkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2007

"Lynne Bertrand's New Hampshire-based Granite Baby (2005). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Setting and plot play equal roles here, as Hawkes pays tribute to his home state of Maine in the course of a big sister's affectionate account of her outsized little brother's first year or so. Read full book review >

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SURVEYOR by G.W. Hawkes
Released: July 1, 1998

"The Orwellian enigma of 'the Foundation' is more distraction than plot essential, but it's the only real misstep in a highly accomplished debut."
This intriguing story of two dropouts from the "normal" world is the first half of a two-novel debut (followed by Semaphore in August) by the author of the story collections Spies in the Blue Smoke (1992) and Playing Out of the Deep Woods (1995, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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GENETIC ENGINEERING by Nigel Hawkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1991

"Milestones; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In the ``Issues'' series, a quick overview that colorfully introduces the promise and problems of fooling with our genetic programs. Read full book review >

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THE FROG by John Hawkes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"French culture—maybe; if it's likely to be most appealing to those with a taste for the luxuriantly decadent, it's served, in any case, under Hawkes's (Sweet William, 1993, etc.) usual flawless, rich, smooth sauce of words."
The tale of a French who boy gets a frog in his stomach before WW I, then carries it there through a lifetime that may or may not be allegorical but that the reader isn't entirely unhappy to have end. Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS TREASURY by Kevin  Hawkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"No new ground is broken in this volume, but Hawkes's illustrations are appealing, especially his costumed animal characters, and readers will be drawn to the attractive cover with the title in raised golden letters. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Hawkes (Handel Who Knew What He Liked, p. 1352, etc.) illustrates this large-format anthology of Christmas stories and poems with his luminous, detail-filled paintings featuring muffler-wrapped field mice, a comical dog in a Santa suit, and a traditional St. Read full book review >