Search Results: "Greg Palmer"


BOOK REVIEW

DEATH by Greg Palmer
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A scrapbook of tidbits rather than a thought-out narrative; still, an enjoyable scamper through undiscovered country. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A sprawling survey of death practices around the world; a companion volume to a forthcoming PBS series. Read full book review >

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THE PALMER METHOD by E.S. Goldman
Released: Sept. 21, 1995

"Generous, amiable, and touching: a delight."
Sixteen new stories, plus four reprinted from Big Chocolate Cookies (1988) and Earthly Justice (1990), from octogenarian Goldman: a refreshing reminder that, in writing, a late start takes nothing away from a good eye and strong voice. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 1995

"A portrait of one man staring into America's societal abyss shouldn't be this superficial."
A well-meaning but ultimately unsatisfying account of a priest's work with youths in the barrio of East LA. Read full book review >

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SIMESTA by Marianna Palmer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 25, 2015

"Strong in concept, shaky in execution."
Marianna and Esther Palmer's debut fantasy-adventure novel takes readers to the world of Telda, where gods and humans with elemental powers battle for control. Read full book review >

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HICKORY by Palmer Brown
by Palmer Brown, illustrated by Palmer Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 1978

"The wistfulness that's Palmer Brown's—with a twist, here, of E. B. White—and some characteristically winsome details (like the pickle jar that serves as Hickory's sun parlor) give this a quiet appeal however less than memorable it may be. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Palmer Brown's first book in 20 years looks and sounds—and sometimes resounds—like Cheerful (1957), though the situation and its development are less inspired (remember churchmouse Cheerful singing "Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John") and the illustrations accompany rather than balance the text—which in any case has less intriguing pictorial possibilities. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE PAWPAW TREES by Palmer Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1954

"Unhackneyed, this is as colorful as it sounds and much glitters besides the gold."
In a setting that could be the South, Florida or Georgia maybe, here is a fantasy that shimmers like its own sunny surroundings. Read full book review >

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THE WOMPANANNY WITCHES MAKE ONE MEAN PIZZA by Jennie  Palmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Pair with a pie for one mean—er, make that nice—storytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two recluse witch chefs with a passion for pizza come out from behind their pizza oven…and survive the wild neighborhood kids. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VERSION CONTROL by Dexter Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"A novel brimming with ideas, ambition, imagination, and possibility yet one in which the characters remain richly engaging for the reader."
A Mobius strip of a novel in which time is more a loop than a path and various possibilities seem to exist simultaneously. Read full book review >

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GIRL BEFORE A MIRROR by Liza Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Palmer's fine wit is certainly on display, but all the straight talk about female empowerment and self-analysis feels heavy-handed and clichéd."
A Washington, D.C., ad executive tackles what appears to be the 21st-century woman's greatest challenge: learning to be happy with herself. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN MISSION by Matthew Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014

"This is first-rate fiction. Let's hope Palmer has a sequel in the works."
A captivating debut thriller by a longtime foreign service officer explores the complicated politics of the Congo. Read full book review >

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STOLEN by Daniel Palmer
Released: April 30, 2013

"Never dull, but feels more forced with each outlandish scene."
In Palmer's follow-up to Helpless (2012), an unseen killer with a penchant for twisted games forces John Bodine, creator of a popular online game, to commit a series of crimes. If John doesn't follow instructions, his ailing wife, Ruby, will die. Read full book review >