Search Results: "George P. Fletcher"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Provocative, but so abstruse as to turn off all but the most persevering readers."
A long and dense essay that defends the virtue of commitment. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Proponents of an activist central government will find intellectual comfort in these pages—but they will give anti-federalists fits."
A novel consideration of American history offers a fresh view of a foundational document. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"For its sensitivity to the rights of victims and defendants alike, a remarkable work."
This sharp, sensible, ``angry'' book explores how four classes of disempowered Americans look to the criminal justice system to vindicate past grievances, and how the courts too often betray them. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"And once again Brockway poses that challenging and provocative question: Why don't they?"
Brockway (The End of Economic Man, 1991, etc.) provides here a selection from ten years of musings on ``The Dismal Science'' from his monthly column for The New Leader. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 30, 1990

Economic man is a paradigmatic construct who single-mindedly pursues riches and the rewards of affluence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"Has its moments, but won't prompt advocates of this kind of research to waver one bit."
An argument against embryonic stem-cell research based on reason rather than religious conviction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DOG, MY CAT by Ashlee Fletcher
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Fletcher's first picture book is thoughtfully designed, with humor and a succinct text that will appeal to a broad age range. She is an illustrator to watch. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A simple and appealing story focuses on the differences between dogs and cats, with a patterned, predictable text that thoughtfully describes each divergent quality in concrete terms that preschoolers will understand. 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

A LITTLE IN LOVE by Susan Fletcher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A worthy companion book, with storytelling strong enough to interest even readers unfamiliar with the original novel or its many adaptations. (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
The story of Eponine Thenardier, a side character from Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, is told here, from early childhood to untimely death.Read full book review >

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FALCON IN THE GLASS by Susan Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"The language will carry word-loving readers past the story's rough spots. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Moments of real beauty and mystery vie for readers' attention with an overstuffed plot glazed in magic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2009

"Mostly for fans of the livelier second installment. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
George and Edie remain admirably stoic heroes, but dry prose inhibits this conclusion's pace. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT, STRANGE, AND LOVELY by Susan Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"Bryn's family's ties to winged creatures and their passion for scientific learning are delineated with swift precision and nuanced emotion. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In a time not so far from now but within the universe of the Dragon Chronicles, 14-year-old Bryn misses her scientist mom, who has disappeared in Alaska. Read full book review >