Search Results: "Eugene S. Morton"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 1992

"A neat Darwinian approach that is sure to arouse controversy. (Four line drawings.)"
Morton (Research Zoologist/National Zoological Park, Washington, D.C.) and Page (former science editor of Smithsonian) tell it like they think it is when it comes to animal and human talk. 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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FIRE THE PRETTY GIRL by John Morton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2014

"An entertaining memoir about a successful corporate career."
Morton's autobiography focuses on his career path from the ordinary world of restaurant management to the exciting milieu of corporate speechwriting. Read full book review >

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THE LAKE HOUSE by Kate Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"An atmospheric but overlong history of family secrets and their tormented gatekeepers."
A suspected kidnapping, a once-proud manor house, and a disgraced police officer all figure in Morton's latest multigenerational Cornish saga. Read full book review >

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RIO by Orde Morton
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A meticulously researched guide to one of the world's most famous cities."
Sweeping history of Rio de Janeiro that captures both its uniqueness and tumult. Read full book review >

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BREAKABLE YOU by Brian Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Precisely observed characters, keen prose and a sure sense of how we simultaneously complicate and survive our lives make this one something special."
The pressures of the examined life reshape priorities and relationships among an expanding and contracting extended family of urban intellectuals. Read full book review >

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THE DYLANIST by Brian Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 28, 1991

"Enjoyable but seriously flawed."
Dissent editor Morton's first novel—a smooth, eloquent, but thoroughly unsatisfying tale of a red-diaper baby who comes of age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"For students of American history, a thesis worth exploring."
The more things change, the more they stay the same—unless they change, which sometimes happens. Consider Republicans, for instance . . . Read full book review >

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STEALING MONA LISA by Carson Morton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Like La Joconde, Carson's debut novel is set in an elegant frame—a newspaper reporter wrests the amazing story from a dying Valfierno—that still isn't as finely crafted as what lies inside."
A world-class art thief snatches a world-famous masterpiece from under the noses of its guardians in 1911 Paris. Read full book review >