Search Results: "Eugene Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

TEACHER'S PEST by Charles Gilman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Good, gross and ghoulish. Thankfully Substitute Creature's only a summer away. (Humorous horror. 9-12)"
Insectile legions led by demons from dimensions beyond threaten poor beleaguered Lovecraft Middle School. 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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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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IN BETWEEN DREAMS by Eugene Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2014

"A solid murder mystery with touches of the paranormal, despite some unpolished prose."
After a man has dreams from a killer's perspective, he begins to suspect that the murders are real in Knight's thriller. Read full book review >

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CONSORT OF THE FEMALE PHARAOH by Eugene Stovall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2012

"A big, baggy book that will appeal to only the most passionate ancient Egypt buffs."
Class warfare and women's liberation come to ancient Egypt in Stovall's (Cassandra's Curse, 2010) new historical fiction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A memorable family story, full of vivid atmosphere and stirring incidents."
The "religiously and historically turbulent landscape of Jews and Christians in the century of the Holocaust" is explored in this tale of twin brothers (of different faiths) living through the wartime turmoil in Hungary—as narrated by one of their sons. Read full book review >

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THE ARABS by Eugene Rogan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"A sweeping history that dwells on political rather than artistic or cultural developments within diverse Arab countries."
A straightforward, careful primer on Arab political history from the rise of the Ottoman Empire to the forging of modern fundamentalist Islamic entities. 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 >

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PROWLERS by Eugene Izzi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 1991

"His best book—and positively operatic."
An aging con faces down a greedy mobster in Izzi's fifth, masterful Chicago crime-thriller (Invasions, etc.). Read full book review >