Search Results: "Gram Dewey"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2008

"Intimate portrait of a place snugly set within its historical moment, preserved in Myron's understated, well-polished prose."
An abandoned kitten serves as balm, comic relief and social director to a hard-pressed Midwestern town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1992

"Haute. (Line drawings throughout.)"
From the owner-chef at L.A.'s La Toque restaurant, a selection of recipes for food that the publishers describe, accurately enough, as fresh and sophisticated American-French cuisine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"It will take more than this to make Dewey a sage for the '90s. (Photos, not seen)"
Dewey's eclipse as the county's preeminent public philosopher sparks this dense and earnest effort to restore his place in the American philosophic debate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEWEY BOB by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"An undisciplined mess. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The creator of Skippyjon Jones leaves behind, at least temporarily, her bestselling Siamese kitten's Frito Bandito-speak for pure corn pone in her new story of a little hoarder raccoon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GRAM OF MARS by Becky Hagenston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"A nice beginning: Limited in scope but attentive to detail, Hagenston's stories draw the reader easily into a world that is deceptively familiar—only to show how little anyone knows about it."
paper 1-889330-22-1 A debut collection, mostly focusing on families and family relations, that was awarded the 1997 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. Read full book review >

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LLAMA LLAMA GRAM AND GRANDPA by Anna Dewdney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"For longtime fans and new readers of the beloved Llama Llama series alike, this won't disappoint. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Llama Llama reaches another childhood milestone—his first sleepover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Not likely to be much help in an actual library, but the concept that there's a system may be reassuring. (basic chart) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
The Great Library Code is deciphered simplistically and, more problematically, in labored rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUMAN DEFEATS DEWEY by Gary A. Donaldson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"An excellent history of a remarkable event in a tumultuous time in America. (For another look at this election, see Harold I. Gullan, The Upset that Wasn't, p. 1432.)"
A new study or the 1948 election that has long been called the greatest upset in American political history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM by Nathan Larson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2011

"When it comes to plotting, film composer Larson is content to follow Raymond Chandler's dictum, 'When in doubt, have a man come through a door with a gun.' But his dystopia is bound to win fans with strong stomachs."
A nameless investigator dogs New York streets made even meaner by a series of near-future calamities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN by Thomas Mallon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

The famous headline declaring Truman defeated by Dewey inspires Mallon's (Henry and Clara, 1994, etc.) old-fashioned look into the lives of a handful of the residents of Thomas E. Dewey's hometown of Owosso (pop. 16,000), Michigan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN DEWEY AND AMERICAN DEMOCRACY by Robert B. Westbrook
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"A must for serious students of American politics, history, or philosophy, but not likely to create much of a stir outside the academic community. (Five illustrations—not seen.)"
A comprehensive intellectual biography of the great democratic theorist and activist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME FOR (EARTH) SCHOOL, DEWEY DEW by Leslie Staub
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"ET or not, the first day of school will be ootay. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dewey Dew's first day of school might look an awful lot like most kids', though it's a pretty safe bet they aren't extraterrestrials. Read full book review >