Search Results: "Jr. Summers"


BOOK REVIEW

THOSE SUMMERS by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1996

"In contrast to the excellent text, the pictures—though pleasant in every way—are almost irrelevant; Aliki (My Visit to the Aquarium, 1993, etc.) paints what has already been amply evoked in the magic of her words. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
This warm and accessible memoir of Aliki's childhood days at the beach with her extended family is a tone poem that vividly reflects a wealth of detail. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 1995

"An authoritative call to arms and a considerable contribution to the low-intensity debate now raging on national security and preparedness."
A thoughtful, brutally realistic evaluation of the roles the US military should play in the new world disorder that has superseded the bipolar certainties of the Cold War. Read full book review >

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TWO SUMMERS by Aimee Friedman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 26, 2016

"A lightly philosophical summer romance for any time of year. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Are there infinite realities in which every possible permutation of our choices exists? Read full book review >

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FIVE SUMMERS by Una LaMarche
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2013

"In the end, this debut feels long and may not contain enough real substance to appeal to even the most avid of summer-camp fans. (Fiction. 12-16)"
BFFs Emma, Jo, Skylar and Maddie meet up at Camp Nedoba the year after their last summer at the traditional camp, intending to renew their personal vows of loyalty to each other and to enjoy a nostalgic week of s'mores and summer fun. Read full book review >

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GOD JR. by Dennis Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A refreshing departure from the obsessive redundancy of its predecessors. Probably Cooper's best yet."
And now for something different from the master of homosexual punk sadomasochism. Read full book review >

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WITTGENSTEIN JR by Lars Iyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Pieced together from terse vignettes and enlivened with a liberal scattering of exclamation points, the novel teeters between exaggerated gloom and moments of true tenderness. Existential angst is rarely this entertaining."
An enigmatic young philosophy lecturer infuriates, intrigues and ultimately beguiles his Cambridge University students in this droll love story about logic and learning from Iyer (Philosophy/Newcastle Univ.; Exodus, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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TALE OF TWO SUMMERS by Brian Sloan
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2006

"And, where they can bandy ideas back and forth in an unflinching manner without worrying they'll offend each other. (Fiction. YA)"
Two best friends, Hal and Chuck, spend their first summer apart. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 1999

"And lest he forget their essential wildness, a little bite—a modest puncture 'a half-inch square and three-quarters-inch deep''serves to remind him. (42 b&w photos) (Book-of-the-Month/Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
You know you're a bear when heaven is a rotten log full of grubs and ants. Read full book review >

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SUMMERS WITH JULIET by Bill Roorbach
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Nicely penned in places, but hamstrung by incessant meandering."
Courtship, travelogue, nature observations, and fish stories cover the map in this unfocused debut. Read full book review >

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DREAMS OF MY SIBERIAN SUMMERS by Andreï Makine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A superb exploration of the sustaining power of memory, and one of the most distinctive novels of the season."
A mesmerizing celebration of the influence of memory and longing in shaping our imaginations and lives, by a Russian novelist of substantial power and originality. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Blending scholarship and ironic detachment, an admirably balanced treatment of a politician who provoked anything but objectivity during his Marion Barry-like career. (Thirty-five b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The first full-length biography—and likely the authoritative one for years to come—of the flamboyant black congressman who, as civil-rights gadfly and as libertine, exemplified the gap between our nation's ideals and practices that was given a name in Gunnar Myrdal's ``American Dilemma.'' Blessed with good looks, eloquence, and a bully pulpit (he succeeded his father as head of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the nation's largest black congregation), Powell became ``Mr. Civil Rights'' in the pre-King era by combining agitation and electoral politics. Read full book review >