Search Results: "Halley Bondy"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2012

"This book's friendly tone and common-sense advice suit both brand-new sitters and those who are looking to improve their skills. (resources, index) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Teens can learn all they need to become savvy sitters with this guide. Read full book review >

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HALLEY by Faye Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A richly rewarding look at an era. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A Depression-era novel is defined by the hard-edged beauty of its rural Southern setting. Read full book review >

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HALLEY CAME TO JACKSON by Mary Chapin Carpenter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1998

"The song's ruminative mood comes through clearly in this visual rendition. (audiocassette) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Not every song translates as well as this one into the picture-book medium, as Chapin pays tribute to an episode from Eudora Welty's childhood with this warmly sentimental lyric from the 1990 album, Shooting Straight in the Dark. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2013

"The literary equivalent of a mid-July baseball game: a few highlights but largely forgettable."
A collection of anecdotes about some of the worst players, managers and owners in baseball history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 21, 2015

"In terms of overarching significance, this is a slight book. It's worthy, however, for devoted professional baseball fans and for its artfulness in creating a narrative focused primarily on just one pitch—like that achieved by Mike Sowell in The Pitch that Killed (1989)."
New York Daily News sports columnist Bondy (Who's on Worst?: The Lousiest Players, Biggest Cheaters, Saddest Goats and Other Antiheroes in Baseball History, 2013, etc.) builds an entire book around one controversial play during a game between the New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals on July 24, 1983. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"Like an all-star game: lots of style and flair, but not quite enough substance until the closing buzzer."
Savvy overview of a paradigm-shifting moment in basketball, and the legends it created. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"Loads of down-and-dirty political fun."
Hillary Rodham Clinton's advance man recounts his adventures as the head staffer responsible for assuring glitch-free traveling appearances for the First Lady. Read full book review >

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EMPIRE ANTARCTICA by Gavin Francis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A literate, stylish memoir of personal adventure rich in history, geography and science."
A highly readable, enjoyable account of one man's year serving as a doctor at Halley Research Station, the British Antarctic Survey's base on the Brunt Ice Shelf. Read full book review >