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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MAYA ANGELOU by Miles Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Oddly abbreviated chronology; further reading (mostly Angelou's books); index. (Biography. 11+)"
Closely following events the poet has described in her several autobiographical volumes (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1970, etc.), this entry in the Black Americans of Achievement series focuses on her youth and, with somewhat less detail, her early adulthood—the extraordinary range of successful careers, as cook, dancer, madam, singer, actress, poet, administrator, journalist, and professor, for none of which she trained formally (again and again, she landed a job in an untried field and carried it off with panache). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2009

"A well-crafted story that will appeal most strongly to baseball aficionados."
Parallel tales of two of baseball's greatest lions in the winters of their careers. Read full book review >

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MY WIFE THE METAPHYSICIAN, OR LADY MURASAKI'S REVENGE by Michael Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"A multilayered love story, cloaked in a demanding writing style that masks the true nature of the plot."
A stylistically intense series of vignettes chronicle the life, love and matchless intellect of a woman who is an expert on medieval courtly literature. Read full book review >

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TAMING THE TELOMERES by R.N. Shapiro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"A quiet thriller—a little too quiet at times—that ignites in the final act."
In Shapiro's debut thriller, a teenager miraculously survives a suspicious plane crash. Read full book review >