Search Results: "Jim Paul"


BOOK REVIEW

MEDIEVAL IN LA by Jim Paul
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"A weekend book that's penetrating and pleasant at once—a humanities refresher equally at home on coffee table or in any student's scruffiest backpack."
After two rounds of nonfiction (Catapult, 1991; What's Called Love, 1993), Paul offers a novel-cum-essay that makes for a pleasant intellectual browse. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIP by Gary Paulsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Given its notable brevity and Ben's age-appropriate, oft-times snarky, attitude, this should be an easy sell for reluctant readers. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a first-time collaboration between father and son, the Paulsens supply alternating chapters of this attractively depicted road trip with a strongly upbeat yet never didactic message. Read full book review >

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ELSEWHERE IN THE LAND OF PARROTS by Jim Paul
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Engaging, lyrical, and funny, but raced to a Book-of-the-Week ending."
Poet and second-novelist Paul (Medieval in L.A., 1996) depicts two intellectuals who are drawn to Ecuador to discover themselves, each other, and parrots. Read full book review >

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CATAPULT by Jim Paul
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 1991

"A pleasant diversion, then, but hardly a book to crack the castle walls."
Paul, who has published poems in The New Yorker, makes his book debut with this gossamer-thin take of how he and his buddy built a medieval war machine. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S CALLED LOVE by Jim Paul
Released: April 1, 1993

"A raggedly sewn patchwork from a skilled writer who, for the moment, seems to be running out of things to say. (Line drawings.)"
The rambling story of how Paul (Catapult, 1991), 39, courted a 26-year-old gamine. Read full book review >

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JIM SHEPARD
by Vincent Scarpa

“I’m trying to put less food on my kids’ tables,” Jim Shepard jokes. This, in reference to the years he spent researching the Minoan eruption of Thera—a catastrophic volcanic event in mid-second millennium B.C.E.—with the intent to write something fairly substantial about it and ending up instead with “Cretan Love Song,” a story that, at ...


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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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WHERE SHERLOCK HOLMES MEETS FANTASY
by John DeNardo

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he'd say that nothing in the world is certain except death, taxes, and Sherlock Holmes stories. Sherlock Holmes, the iconic consulting detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, is a perennial mainstay in the literary world. What's not to like? Holmes' methods of investigation and deductions are flawless and the ...


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SLOBBERKNOCKER by Jim Ross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An earnestly written and mostly entertaining memoir tailor-made for fans already familiar with the ringside legend."
The voice of the WWE chronicles his many years on the pro wrestling circuit. Read full book review >

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WINTER WINNERS
by Julie Danielson

It may not be winter yet, but the cozy, winter picture books are already on shelves. I’ve two on my mind today, Snow Scene and When the Moon Comes, that make me long to see snowflakes.

I’m really glad that long-time editor Richard Jackson decided to start penning picture books. He has written four thus far (Have a Look, Says ...


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ROBOFICTION
by Leila Roy

This marks the very last week of my library’s Summer Reading Program, and I’ve been so busy working on all of the details—making lists of kids who’ve earned various merit badges, making lists of books to buy to celebrate said merit badges, printing out and personalizing a billion bookplates, etc—that reading has been ENTIRELY off the table.

That doesn’t mean ...


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