Search Results: "Josh Baron"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"An exhaustive, somewhat circuitous literary treatment that favors history over histrionics."
The lively, sprawling chronology of the concert-ticket sales business. Read full book review >

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DEFRIENDED by Ruth Baron
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2013

"Baron produces a novel that feels based on adult assumptions regarding teens' use of Facebook; it will likely appeal only to the disconnected adult gift-giver with no sense of teen reading taste. (Horror. 12-16)"
A ghost-story wannabe for the digital age. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"H.R. Giger meets Keith Haring, illuminated by the artist's engaging insight."
Part monograph, part manifesto, Baron's (El Paso, 1981) illustrated book presents an overview of his life's work creating "embellished fantasy images." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"A misguided focus on sex and booze overshadows the moments of insight and inspiration."
A memoir of one young woman's experience working as Ralph Reed's spokeswoman. Read full book review >

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THE MEANEST BIRTHDAY GIRL by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"A gift of a book for new readers. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Little Dana needs big lessons in kindness more than any birthday present—unless a present can teach her something, that is. Read full book review >

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WHAT IS A WALL, AFTER ALL? by Judy Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"With much intriguing detail— and a particularly intriguing title spread of a many-cornered wall that, in Baron's artful perspective, makes a straight line across the pages: excellent nonfiction, sure to amuse. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
A lighthearted but searching and intelligent exploration of the concept and lore of walls, from dry-stone structures to honeycombs and tin cans. Read full book review >

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THE STANDARD GRAND by Jay Baron Nicorvo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"An ambitious novel that effectively braids corporate greed, outdoorsy grit, and human connection."
An abandoned Borscht Belt resort becomes an unlikely flashpoint in a tale of big business and PTSD. Read full book review >

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CONCENTRATION CAMPS OF CANADA by Baron Deschauer
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A sensitive, well-told story of one life ruined by the racism of involuntary assimilation."
A Native Canadian boy tries to find his way as a man despite his cultural alienation in this novel. Read full book review >

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Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery by Irene Baron
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"Intriguing study of the 'Christmas star' but in need of further scientific backing."
Debut writer and former science teacher Baron tackles the ancient mystery of the Christmas star—the astronomical phenomenon recorded in the Bible as having heralded the birth of Jesus Christ. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Convincing argument that the return of the big carnivores will sharpen the debate over how humans situate themselves in the environment—at least, it certainly should. (3 illustrations, 2 maps, not seen)"
A thoughtful history from environmental reporter Baron elegantly forewarns of the mountain lion's return to human-populated landscapes. Read full book review >

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LA DOLCE VITA by Herb Baron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"A heartfelt, touching look back on a full life."
A World War II vet and businessman reflects on a life spent with his beloved wife. Read full book review >

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SEAN ROSEN IS NOT FOR SALE by Jeff Baron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Readers will relish his bravado, wit and creativity as Sean emerges from his encounters wiser yet still determined to follow his dreams. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A fledgling screenwriter, podcast creator and potential entertainment-industry innovator, 13-year-old Sean is full of ideas. Read full book review >