Search Results: "Hilary Weisman Graham"


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REUNITED by Hilary Weisman Graham
Released: June 12, 2012

"Road-trip fans won't find this remarkably original, but it does satisfy all the typical requirements of the genre. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Estranged best friends take a road trip to see a band concert at the end of senior year in a tired plot that fulfills all the promises of improbable events with the heart-warming ending readers have come to expect. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD WITHOUT US by Alan Weisman
NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 2007

"Weisman quietly unfolds his sobering cautionary tale, allowing us to conclude what we may about the balancing act that nature and humans need to maintain to survive."
Nicely textured account of what the Earth would look like if humans disappeared. Read full book review >

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INVADERS by Jacob Weisman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"By their natures, anthologies are often hit and miss: there are misses aplenty here, but the hits, when they come, are solid and lingering."
A collection of 22 short stories featuring several big names of literary fiction experimenting with science-fiction themes and concepts. Read full book review >

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COUNTDOWN by Alan Weisman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Some news is hopeful, and a few nations have taken action, so this is not a jeremiad but a realistic, vividly detailed exploration of the greatest problem facing our species."
Following up The World Without Us (2007), which explored how the Earth might heal from our depredations if humans became extinct, journalist Weisman writes a more conventional but equally astute analysis of how humans might avoid extinction. Read full book review >

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NO. 4 IMPERIAL LANE by Jonathan Weisman
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A fresh, enlightening book, complex, emotionally resonant, and readable."
An American college student extends his year abroad in Thatcher-ite England and takes a position assisting a quadriplegic in New York Times reporter Weisman's debut novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Despite some fine writing and genuinely interesting social history, this exploration of the self through the lens of family history is too narrow a subject to sustain this lengthy narrative."
Everyone's family history is endlessly fascinating - to them. To avoid boring a non-family member, however, requires either great skill as a storyteller or extremely colorful relatives. Read full book review >

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KBL by John  Weisman
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"A down-and-dirty thriller that feels as rushed as its publication date."
In a fictional version of the recent true-life event, SEAL Team Six rises to the occasion and terminates the world's most famous terrorist. Read full book review >

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SOAR by John  Weisman
Released: Aug. 5, 2003

"Only experts will be able to keep in mind the differences between, say, an HIT helicopter and a HIND gunship, but so many crackerjack good guys, stirring esprit de corps, and spectacular explosions make for a suspenseful war fantasy."
Acronym-encrusted, jargon-heavy, military shoot-'em-up. Read full book review >

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ROGUE WARRIOR: SEAL FORCE ALPHA by Richard Marcinko
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

"A slick, streamlined, outrageous but entertaining product. (Author tour)"
This fifth in a wildly successful series (Rogue Warrior: Designation Gold, p. 85, etc.) mixing brutal action and high-tech toys doesn't stray far from the formula. Read full book review >

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ELIXIR by Hilary Duff
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Nice-guy supporters will resent the bum rap Duff gives to Ben, Clea's other admirer, but they're the wrong audience for this purple, obsessive, murderrific series opener. (Paranormal romance/horror. YA)"
Ludicrous wish-fulfillment trappings surround immortality, gore and passion. Read full book review >

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PERMANENT ROSE by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"This fine, funny sequel, with its wonderful dialogue and utterly effortless-seeming weave of plots and characters, stands on its own, but readers will certainly want to get their hands on the first two. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Readers who have fallen in love with the eccentric, cheerfully chaotic Casson family from the award-winning Saffy's Angel (2002) and Indigo's Star (2004) may initially resent the intrusion of David, the enormous ex-tormenter of Indigo, who seems as if he'll never be accepted into the fold. Read full book review >