Search Results: "Eugene Robinson"


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DISINTEGRATION by Eugene Robinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Robinson's parsing of the current situation is better journalism than sociology, but it makes for a highly readable, insightful take on race in America."
"Black America, as we knew it, is history." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2004

"Indifferently written, but full of sharp observations on modern Cuba—for policymakers and travelers alike."
An African-American journalist travels through Cuba, returning with news that, while the glory days of socialism are gone, Castro and company are very much in charge. Read full book review >

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SPRING HARE by Eugene Yelchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"A celebration of the heights of imagination as the eponymous spring hare lives up (and up and up) to its name. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bright-eyed, tawny hare joins a red-haired, fair-skinned child on a high-flying adventure in Yelchin's first wordless picture book. Read full book review >

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ARCADY'S GOAL by Eugene Yelchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"An uplifting, believable ending makes this companion lighter—but no less affecting—than its laurelled predecessor. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Two survivors of Stalinist oppression attempt to form a family in this companion (not sequel) to the 2012 Newbery Honor-winning Breaking Stalin's Nose. Read full book review >

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THE HAUNTING OF FALCON HOUSE by Eugene Yelchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Eerie and effective. (Historical fantasy. 9-13)"
A "found" Russian manuscript recounts a late-19th-century haunting. Read full book review >

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BREAKING STALIN'S NOSE by Eugene Yelchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A story just as relevant in our world, 'where innocent people face persecution and death for making a choice about what they believe to be right,' as that of Yelchin's childhood. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
"There's no place for the likes of you in our class," Sasha Zaichik's teacher tells him, and that seems to be the motto of the whole Stalinist nation. Read full book review >

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HEART OF A SNOWMAN by Eugene Yelchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Yelchin's visuals are interesting, if occasionally disorienting, but they cannot save this story from melting as thoroughly as any snowman. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little boy learns why snowmen always melt in this out-of-control surreal adventure. Read full book review >

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HEAVEN LIES ABOUT US by Eugene McCabe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Heart-rending without a trace of sentimentality. McCabe's eye is as sharp as his tongue, which has an edge that could cut glass."
Twelve stories, all set in rural Ireland in the 19th and 20th centuries. Read full book review >

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THE UNMAKING OF ADOLF HITLER by Eugene Davidson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1996

"Most of what is here is not new, yet it is presented in a manner that will benefit specialists; for students and others, the book offers only one facet of the larger picture. (50 illustrations, not seen.)"
A valuable contribution to the ever-growing library on Hitler and National Socialism. Read full book review >

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RENATO AFTER ALBA by Eugene Mirabelli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2016

"Repetitions from the previous book and the sometimes-artless echoes of the artist's grieving inflate and mar what is still an affecting look at memory, loss, and love."
The question here is how to go on after the death of a loved one with a life so seemingly empty yet still filled with family, friends, and the remnants of years devoted to art. Read full book review >