Search Results: "Joseph P. Shapiro"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"A helpful introduction, but Shapiro loses focus and impact by attempting to survey too many different issues."
A timely but diffuse chronicle of the ways that both society and self-perceptions have changed for America's largest minority- -the 35-to- 43 million people with disabilities. Read full book review >

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CARNIVAL QUEEN by Roland P. Joseph
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"A wrenching story undermined by convoluted prose."
Centered around picturesque Trinidad, an emotionally arresting story about one woman's struggles and epiphany. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 28, 2009

"Impassioned argument by one dissatisfied Catholic on taking back the church from its leadership."
Guide to lay Catholic renewal. Read full book review >

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MUSICAL LANGUAGES by Joseph P. Swain
NON-FICTION
Released: July 28, 1997

"Such high-altitude mountain climbing is not for everyone, but this is a landmark expedition in the exploration of the upper reaches of human communication."
A dense, evocative, rewarding journey to the no-man's-land between the realms of music and language. Read full book review >

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"An entertaining mystery that's resembles a House episode with gunplay and a better bedside manner."
A doctor becomes a detective in order to save his patient in this absorbing medical thriller. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 1993

"Lovers of brainy but big-shouldered undercover ops won't be disappointed."
Burly, door-smashing story of Tripodi's 27 years undercover as a crime-fighter and covert operator, told with the help of thriller-writer DeSario (Sanctuary, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 29, 1990

An uneven but provocative appreciation of the socioeconomic forces that promise to produce convulsive change in the US workplace by the turn of the century and beyond. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH KANON
by Clayton Moore

In an age when America’s intelligence services aren’t always portrayed in the best light, Joseph Kanon’s new novel about the Cold War seems starkly elegant by comparison. In our starred review, Kirkus says of Defectors, “...not since Le Carré’s A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one.”

The novel is an intimate ...


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LAURA SHAPIRO
by Megan Labrise

Culinary historian Laura Shapiro hungers for the delectable details of people’s lives—no matter their competence in the kitchen.

“I have always felt very strongly that you don’t have to be a food person—that is to say, an instinctive wonderful cook—to have a relationship with food,” says Shapiro, author of What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That ...


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JOSEPH SCAPELLATO
by Richard Z. Santos

Joseph Scapellato isn’t from the west—he grew up in suburban Chicago—but like so many Americans, the mythic west was always nearby.  “My mom was and is an enormous fan of golden age Westerns: Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, all those dudes in white hats,” Scapellato says. “I grew up watching those, and she accumulated all these cowboy tchotchkes. I grew ...


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DANI SHAPIRO
by Megan Labrise

Over the course of a year, Dani Shapiro committed countless hours to “The Virtual Dementia Tour,” a personal essay contending with her “obsession” as a writer: memory and time.

“I had struggled with it, finally cracked it, and was feeling really good about what I’d written,” says the acclaimed memoirist and novelist, whom Kirkus reached by phone at ...


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