Search Results: "Jesse Sweetwater"


BOOK REVIEW

BOUKI DANCES THE KOKIOKO by Diane Wolkstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Swirling through the books are Sweetwater's vibrant, folkloric illustrations, one of which whimsically sets two of those many little Boukis in a pair of their father's oversized shorts. (glossary) (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
An amusing tale of trickery from Wolkstein's The Magic Orange Tree (1978). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2012

"Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2012), it stands on its own in inventiveness, humor and heart. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A frequently hysterical confessional from a teen narrator who won't be able to convince readers he's as unlikable as he wants them to believe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLASTIC SOUP by Jesse Goossens
Released: May 1, 2011

"Given that better efforts for American readers are available, this is an appropriate choice only for the most dedicated of environmentalists. (Nonfiction. 12 & up) "
An important environmental issue, plastic trash in the ocean, receives thorough—but often confusing—coverage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 18, 2007

"The book's simple style seems to suggest a young adult audience, but the moralistic qualities, as well as a pronounced lack of image and detail, keep the work from resonating."
Ambriz's debut is a true-life tale of his coming of age one summer in San Antonio, Texas, set against the backdrop of the city's roughest neighborhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUNSTROKE by Jesse Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 2006

"Funny, exciting and stylishly written—a delicious tour de force not to be missed."
From the son of the bestsellers Kellerman (Faye and Jonathan), a superb debut thriller about love, lust, vengeance, murder and a good girl coping. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, SEX AND OTHER FOREIGN POLICY GOALS by Jesse Armstrong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"A very funny British road comedy laced with ecstasy both real and imagined."
A Welsh construction worker risks his life for love when he falls in with a band of privileged do-gooders on a mission to war-torn Bosnia circa 1994. Read full book review >

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HOW DID I GET HERE? by Jesse Browner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 30, 2015

"A searching, occasionally profound collection/memoir."
A United Nations staffer and novelist meditates on the question of "how…the life we live relate[s] to lives we might have lived or ought to have lived." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2011

"Bering ranges comfortably among evolutionary biology, psychology and philosophical concerns, and finds the good science in belief."
Evolutionary psychologist Bering (Cognition and Culture/Queen's Univ., Belfast) examines the part played by belief in the evolutionary past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BREAM GIVES ME HICCUPS by Jesse Eisenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Twenty-eight short pieces that are always playful but rarely profound."
Actor Eisenberg pokes fun at our relationships to the past, each other, and ourselves in his debut collection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MABEL CROWLEY by Jesse Wade
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A pleasing read for fans of romances and unique family sagas."
In Wade's debut romance novel, a woman struggles with love and family troubles in early-20th-century England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"A standout comment on the eternal and contemporary implications of family emerges from this enjoyable story that is far too good not to be true."
A gay father's memoir, stranger and more powerful reading than the author's fictional work. Read full book review >