Search Results: "George Howe Colt"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Includes some illuminating bits but has the feel of two different books uncomfortably fitted together—much the way brothers often feel about each other."
An often entertaining but ultimately unproductive rumination on brotherhood. 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

CONVERSION by Katherine Howe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2014

"Slow boil, flat finish. (author's note) (Fiction. 13-18)"
Fingers are pointed and chaos ensues when a group of high-achieving high school seniors begin exhibiting bizarre behaviors in an all-girls private school located in Danvers, Massachusetts—formerly known as Salem Village. Read full book review >

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WARRIORS OF THE BLACK SHROUD by Peter Howe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"This attractive world (warriors ride unicorns!) and likable characters—boy heroes with a strong girl sidekick—will give fledgling readers of fantasy a treat. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
This fast-paced fantasy novel begins with a nerdy boy reading in his refrigerator-box hideout, only to be whisked off to a kingdom filled with beauty and magic. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: July 1, 2001

"Here's good news for teachers, too: the stories serve as fine springboards for introspective student-writing and classroom discussion. (Fiction. 12+)"
Some of today's most celebrated YA authors, including Avi, Walter Dean Myers, Jacqueline Woodson (writing with Chris Lynch), Annette Curtis Klause, Norma Fox Mazer, Virginia Euwer Wolff, and Howe himself, are represented in this generally fine though uneven anthology. Read full book review >

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INDIVISIBLE by Fanny Howe
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A badly muddled novel of ideas that goes nowhere at some length."
Howe's latest (after Saving History, 1993, etc.), another in the Native Agents series ("new American writings in the mostly-female first-person that turns a public ‘I' out onto the world"): here, middle-aged narrator Henny has locked her husband McCool in a closet. Read full book review >

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THE QUARRY by Susan Howe
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"For fans of Howe's poetry and readers fascinated by artistic process."
Accomplished New England poet Howe (Sorting Facts, or Nineteen Ways of Looking at Marker, 2013, etc.) channels her personal story through a series of singular creative sources.Read full book review >

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THE BOGUS BONDSMAN by Paul Colt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2017

"Colt's elderly male Scheherazade keeps the formulaic story—one near miss after another—moving smartly along from bank to bank. Even non-Western fans who pick this one up by mistake will be beguiled."
1878. A Pinkerton operative signs on with a rival concern just in time to catch a case that will pit him against a resourceful gang of swindlers—and one of his former Pinkerton colleagues. Read full book review >

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WAGGIT AGAIN by Peter Howe
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Waggit's growth in self-understanding is also fully developed and well handled, and the ending will satisfy readers deeply. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In this lovely sequel to Waggit's Tale (2008), which introduced the irrepressible former stray, Howe delves deeper into the bond between humans and dogs and explores friendship, loyalty, courage and doing what's right. Read full book review >

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PINKY AND REX GO TO CAMP by James Howe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"Howe presents these young children learning how to share their feelings with a sure touch for realistic dialogue; Sweet's full-color illustrations, on almost every page, nicely reflect the story's warmth and gentle humor. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Fifth in an appealing series of early chapter books about two close friends, boy and girl, whose names reflect their characters' reversal of stereotypical roles. Read full book review >

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PINKY AND REX AND THE NEW BABY by James Howe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

"With lively, believable dialogue, realistic situations that gently test the likable pair's mettle, and Sweet's appealing art on every easily read spread: another strong entry in a popular series. (Fiction/Young reader. 5-8)"
Perhaps because Rex is a little older than the expectant siblings found in many picture books, her experience is the reverse of theirs: her worries about being supplanted come before her parents bring home new adopted brother Matthew. Read full book review >