Search Results: "Hali Felt"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"A well-researched, engaging account of an important scientific discovery that should also find a place on women's-studies shelves."
A complex, rich biography of a groundbreaking geologist who discovered "a rift valley running down the center of the Atlantic," essentially transforming 20th-century geophysics despite "mid-century American gender bias" and scientific rivalries. Read full book review >

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HALI by G.V. Desani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 1991

"A varied collection, impressive in its use of religious and personal mythology—and lushly descriptive of a sensibility and a culture that is part English, part Indian, and uniquely Desani's own."
Desani, born in Kenya, educated in India and currently a professor at the University of Texas, offers his first book in some 40 years: 23 stories and fables, along with a dramatic prose poem, that range from bleakness to ironic comedy and from supernatural tales to highly mannered satires. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 1980

"Asimov, ever admirable if exasperating, ends the book on the rebound, pounds lighter, and enthusiastic over projects to come—including (you guessed it) a fulfillment of the book's last line: 'To be continued.'"
The second volume of Asimov's blockbuster autobiography (begun with In Memory Yet Green, 1979) picks him up at age 34, teaching biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine and under fire as a sci-fi sensation, and leaves him, at 58, the Compleat Science Writer, dubbed by George Gaylord Simpson "a natural wonder and a natural resource." Read full book review >

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GREEN EARRINGS AND A FELT HAT by Jerry Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

"Send kids who enjoy this on to Patricia Wrightson's slightly more demanding, and subtler, The Sugar-Gum Tree (1992). (Young reader. 5-9)"
A nicely crafted post-easy reader about friendship: Susan and Carolyn enjoy borrowing each other's things, but what the exchanges really mean is, ``I've got you as my best friend, and I'm so glad!'' There's a silly fight, depicted in succinct, believable dialogue; the fear of each that the other will find a new friend; reluctance to apologize; then a happy resolution when—after ``Susan had decided that she liked Carolyn more than she was mad at her''—each wraps the other's favorite thing as a gift and they literally meet halfway. Read full book review >

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BLUE NOTES UNDER A GREEN FELT HAT by David  Ritz
Released: May 23, 1989

Once again, as in his The Man Who Moved The Dodgers Back to Brooklyn (1981), Ritz takes on a heavily sentimentalized, nostalgic trip—this one back to the bustling 1940's. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A brief but effective vignette, nicely visualized in Garner's simple, lyrically sketched illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The long title of this first book from O'Shaughnessy—an author with ``a background in education for the developmentally disabled''—says it all: although Dad reminds the young narrator of his many real successes (friends, jobs well done), and though he's learned to keep his hurt a secret, it's still there. Read full book review >

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I'M WILD ABOUT YOU! by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"These cutesy board books come across as just more saccharine fluff. (Board book. 1-3)"
Sweet exclamations of unconditional love and admiration are the order of the day here. Read full book review >

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I LOVE HUGS AND KISSES by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Cuddle up to share these hugs and kisses. (Board book. 1-3)"
This cheerful board book is a sugary paean to love. Read full book review >

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LETTING ANA GO by Anonymous
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"A disturbing tale that feels meant to titillate rather than caution. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Anyone familiar with the sensationalist pseudo-diary Go Ask Alice knows it won't end well for an anonymous (fictitious) teen who chronicles her eating disorder. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS A RACKET by John Ridley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 1998

"May Ridley look into his soul next time instead of his bookcase. (First printing of 50,000)"
Second thuggishly pulp-styled novel by Ridley, whose Stray Dogs (1997) was filmed as the Oliver Stone dud U Turn. Read full book review >

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ASSIMILATE OR GO HOME by D.L. Mayfield
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A limp testament to privileged self-discovery."
The author's experiences working with refugees. Read full book review >