Search Results: "Gary U.S. Bonds"


BOOK REVIEW

BY U.S. BONDS by Gary U.S. Bonds
Released: June 1, 2013

"A worthwhile rock 'n' roll memoir, and an inspiring story about following one's bliss."
Rock 'n' roll pioneer Bonds details his remarkable half-century career in popular music. Read full book review >

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GARY by Leila Rudge
Kirkus Star
by Leila Rudge, illustrated by Leila Rudge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This convivial and gentle story about differences is a needed addition to collections about challenging the norm or upending physical expectations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A racing pigeon who can't fly dreams of travel but ultimately finds—and shares—his own way to adventure. Read full book review >

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U.S.! by Chris Bachelder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2006

"Imagine E.L. Doctorow (who makes an appearance in these pages) on psychedelic mushrooms."
Deconstructing the legacy of muckraker Upton Sinclair, this kaleidoscopic novel gives the Old Left a postmodern spin, with results that are frequently funny and occasionally exasperating. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2002

"A provocative argument stressing community over individual responsibility."
The author of Killing the Black Body (1997) looks at our national foster-care system, the disproportionate number of African-American children within that population, and the consequences for black families and communities. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 1993

"By combining expert legal discussion with affecting personal memoir, Bartholet offers an important exploration of the societal barriers to adoption, as well as invaluable support to would-be parents who face these seemingly insurmountable obstacles."
A seminal volume on the worldwide mindset that allows orphaned or unwanted children to waste away in institutions while childless adults struggle to breach the barriers that keep them from building families. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Middling true crime: Cindy's story would have benefited from a better presentation."
Overheated account of murder in a tony Long Island enclave. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Unholy Bonds by Leslie Lynch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014

"An often unsettling but ultimately profound meditation on the depth of psychological suffering after a sexual assault and the potential for healing."
A woman wrestles with the haunting specter of her rape in this sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

U.S. PRESIDENTS by Basher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Like Hanoch Piven's What Presidents Are Made Of (2004), more a quick novelty than a reliable source of information or enlightenment. (foldout poster) (Collective biography. 10-13)"
Each of the "Oval Office All-Stars" steps up for a brief say in Basher's newest cartoon gallery—a rare break from his usual STEM topics (Technology: A Byte-Sized World!, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A browser's delight, packaged to fit small coffee tables. (Infotainment. 10-13)"
A tantalizing sampler of American roadside attractions, ghosts and spooky local legends for audiences not yet familiar with the TV show of the same name and its attendant series of state-by-state print guides. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORTAL BONDS by Michael Sears
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"As densely plotted as Sears' strong debut (Black Fridays, 2012), with complications that keep mounting in the race to the final curtain. A particularly nice touch is the subordination of the scheming suspects to Stafford's troubled, loving relationship with his son."
Disgraced Wall Street trader Jason Stafford hunts the proceeds of a scam more successful and grandly scaled than he ever dreamed of. Read full book review >

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GARY AND RAY by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-8)"
All the other animals seem to have family or friends with whom to interact, but Gary the gorilla has no one. Read full book review >