Search Results: "Janice E. Haslam"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Absorbing study of a surprising, multifaceted life."
Biography of a polarizing popularizer of general semantics and one-term senator from California. Read full book review >

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LEON PATTERSON by Gerald W. Haslam
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"A well-researched, historically contextualized biography."
A compelling look at a fierce competitor who died at a young age. Read full book review >

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REDEEMING FEATURES by Nicholas Haslam
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2009

"A delight—gossipy, fluent and literate, all set in motion by 'a sudden view, a muddy scent, the creak of a hinge [that] might manifest childhood's mirage.'"
A bon vivant and blueblood channels his inner Proust, to marvelous effect. Read full book review >

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NEAR AND DISTANT NEIGHBORS by Jonathan Haslam
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A well-executed narrative of the mechanics behind the Cold War that may be a bit too dense and/or dry for casual readers."
Intensely detailed history of the Russian spy services, from the revolution through glasnost. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE AND THE BAKERY THIEF by Janice Poon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"And while the recipes in the back of the book look yummy, there is a self-righteousness to this sketchily drawn story that will leave a bad taste in the reader's mouth. (Graphic fiction. 8-10)"
In this middle-grade graphic novel, young Claire is distressed to discover that her family is about to move from their home in the city to the all-too-rural town of Bellevale. Read full book review >

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TOTALLY UNCOOL by Janice Levy
Released: Feb. 2, 1999

"Dad's new girlfriend is weird. Totally uncool," declares the young female narrator. Read full book review >

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THE CELIBACY CLUB by Janice Eidus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"A few self-reflexive pieces about writers add nothing to an altogether artless second collection."
Most of the 19 stories here have been published in small magazines, and a number anthologized. Read full book review >

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A ROYAL EXPERIMENT by Janice Hadlow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Unconvincing as revisionist history but enjoyable for its vivid depiction of several varieties of royal lifestyles—and plenty of royal gossip."
Longtime BBC staffer Hadlow debuts with a new take on England's King George III. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT BUS by Janice Law
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"A superior performance, inarguably the author's best to date."
We first meet Cath Tolland as an anonymous passenger on the night bus to Florida, traveling in a deep personal fog that eventually lands her in a hospital emergency room. Read full book review >