Search Results: "Gary Snyder"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"This slightly recycled collection of footnotes and field notes (the first volume from Counterpoint) covers much territory, mapping out a few good pieces but not a wholly cohesive tract. (First printing of 40,000; first serial to Audubon)"
Snyder's longtime concerns with ecology, Zen Buddhism, Native American culture, nature writing, and poetry intermix in these varied short essays, gathered slightly indiscriminantly from over his career. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT CLOD by Gary Snyder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2016

"Elegant and thoughtful, with much to read between the lines in commentary on a long life's work. Students and admirers of Snyder will be enchanted and intrigued."
The noted poet and essayist returns with a deceptively small book enfolding a lifetime's worth of study. Read full book review >

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DISTANT NEIGHBORS by Wendell Berry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2014

"Candid, introspective and often deeply philosophical, these letters offer intimate glimpses into the lives and minds of two influential contemporary writers."
A collection of letters chronicling two writers' friendship and common interests in nature and faith. Read full book review >

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I HAIKU YOU by Betsy Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"A good choice for emerging poetry fans. (Picture book/poetry. 4-7)"
This sweet collection of haiku captures special moments of friendship and appreciation from a child's point of view. Read full book review >

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I CAN DANCE by Betsy Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Encouraging activity on multiple levels, a good choice for toddler board-book collections. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This interactive board book showcases several kinds of dance. Read full book review >

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SWEET DREAMS LULLABY by Betsy Snyder
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"A lovely addition to bedtime-book collections. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In The Runaway Bunny, Margaret Wise Brown's mother bunny famously tells her little one to "have a carrot" when he finally settles in for the night. Read full book review >

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BIGGER THAN A BREAD BOX by Laurel Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Elements of magic add to this enjoyable coming-of-age tale of family problems and personal growth. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Rebecca realistically deals with the fallout of her parents' separation, aided (surprisingly) by a magical bread box. Read full book review >

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HANNAH’S GARDEN by Midori Snyder
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Like the tales Cassie remembers her mother telling, this is 'filled with wonderment and botany,' as well as music, deep relationships between generations, and complex, evocative magic-working. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teenager and her mother are caught between opposing forces of nature magic in this atmospheric, if deliberately paced, fantasy. Read full book review >

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COFFIN'S GOT THE DEAD GUY ON THE INSIDE by Keith Snyder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 1998

"The title says it all: determined postmodern whimsy for those in the mood."
To oblige his friend Norton Platt, and maybe to make a little bit of the cash that electronic musical compositions like Untitled #23 haven't been bringing in, Jason Keltner agrees to babysit Paul Reno (with whom his friendship had cooled when Paul slept with Jason's ex) by inviting him to rent a vacant apartment in Jason's building. Read full book review >

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BLACK EARTH by Timothy Snyder
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A scholarly examination that poses important questions but ultimately offers less in the way of original reportage than Nikolaus Wachsmann's KL (2015)."
A prominent historian brings the Holocaust under new scrutiny and wonders if the right confluence of modern forces could bring genocide back. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"A competent but throwaway memoir, with possible appeal for movie-industry insiders and film buffs."
Hollywood superagent's hubris-fueled downfall, as related by her long-suffering assistant. Read full book review >