Search Results: "George Hallowell"


BOOK REVIEW

WAGONS HO! by George Hallowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Vibrantly enlivening pioneer migration for primary readers, this is a fine addition for both home and classroom. (preface) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
This spry outing contrasts parallel westward journeys of two families—one traveling by covered wagon in 1846, the other by car, trailer and moving van in a modern-day relocation. Read full book review >

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THE ANNUNCIATION OF FRANCESCA DUNN by Janis Hallowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2004

"Though her story and characters are both sometimes labored and her writing stilted, there's a lot to admire in the complexity of the issues Hallowell raises—and in her lack of easy answers."
Ambitious first novel examines the power of faith—and its dangers. Read full book review >

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HOLDING BACK THE SEA by Christopher Hallowell
NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 2001

"A fine account, but suspiciously upbeat: Hallowell's local-boy optimism notwithstanding, the wetlands still hang in a very precarious balance. (8-page photo insert, not seen)"
Southern Louisiana's vast wetlands are on the skids, and Hallowell (Writing/CUNY) explains the reasons behind their impending demise—and the halting steps being taken to bring them back to life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHE WAS by Janis Hallowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"An engaging, if a bit too open-ended story about the consequences of actions."
Hallowell (The Annunciation of Francesca Dunn, 2004) weaves together the past and present in the story of a Vietnam protestor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONNECT by Edward M. Hallowell
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 1999

"A real boost toward building a lifelong support system, then; this has the overall feel of a long, comfortable chat with a trusted friend."
A rambling, chatty—and ultimately comforting—explanation of how interpersonal connections can improve mental and physical health. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 1997

"If not everything Hallowell recommends will work for a particular reader, he or she still will find much in this first- rate popular psychology book to better understand and control worry before it becomes toxic."
What, me worry? Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 1994

"According to the authors, the positive aspect of ADD—high creativity—should prevent stigma being attached to this highly treatable condition."
A thorough examination of the hot new psychological syndrome, attention disorder deficit (ADD), formerly called hyperactivity and now believed to be neurological in origin, by two Harvard Medical School psychiatrists who have adult-diagnosed ADD themselves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"It's sure to bring out the green thumb of many an educator, and it just may provoke some kids to get out in their own yards and make a garden. (bibliography, websites) (Informational picture book. 5-8, adult)"
Ancona takes readers on a yearlong tour of one Santa Fe, N.M., school garden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KAPOW! by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"The tidy ending is entirely suited to the medium of Truth, Justice, and the American Way. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An imaginative comic-book romp turns a little boy and his friend into superheroes who fight crime and make a little mayhem in the process. Read full book review >

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CUTTERS, CARVERS AND THE CATHEDRAL by George Ancona
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: March 1, 1995

"No one could have anticipated such an end (temporary though it may be) for the cathedral, but it has the effect of sucking the spirit right out of this book. (glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6+)"
The unfinished, monolithic Cathedral of Saint John the Divine looms over Morningside Heights, New York City, a massive work in progress that is currently at a standstill for lack of funding. Read full book review >