Search Results: "Juli Boris"


BOOK REVIEW

TERRI AT THE MARKET by Ancsa Hohol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2013

"All soups considered, Terri's veggie adventure is decent fare for patient picky eaters. (Requires iOS 6.1 & up.) (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Two trips to the farmers market upend a picky eater's veggie perspective. Read full book review >

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A CHILD’S BOOK OF PRAYERS by Juli Kangas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A fine choice for a baby gift or as a child's first book of prayers for a home library. (Nonfiction. 2-5)"
This sweet and traditional collection includes 25 children's prayers and poems with a Christian theme. Read full book review >

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THE SURPRISE VISITOR by Juli Kangas
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Then it conveniently hatches; Mrs. Fleedle has no doubts about the insides of the strange exterior, a lesson not lost on the parents of many teenagers, but one that will also make harmonious sounds with much younger souls, if in their case as much about security as identity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An atavistic charm hovers around Kangas's authorial debut, with its genial story of good-neighborliness and its fully fleshed, closely observed art full of soft woodland colors. Read full book review >

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MAGGI AND MILO MAKE NEW FRIENDS by Juli Brenning
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"Perhaps next time Maggi and Milo will learn about the golden rule. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In their second outing, Maggi and her huge dog, Milo, visit a park where they make three new friends. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 2006

"Slim, quiet family history: no more, no less."
An unembellished, straightforward and modest genealogy-based on oral interviews, diaries and family artifacts-of a mixed-ethnicity family in rural Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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Released: March 10, 1989

A Yugoslav ÇmigrÇ's tendentious but generally absorbing account of his WW II experiences. Read full book review >

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BLUES FOR A BLACK CAT by Boris Vian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 1992

"As well rendered by Julia Older, this Vian sampler—in its first English translation—is just about a perfect dose for reintroduction of this attractively inconsequential but easy-to- take, classically bohemian figure."
Jazz musician, translator of American hard-boiled detective fiction, librettist, pataphysician, Vian (1920-59) was a sort of anti-Camus: an outlaw, a rebel, a dashingly handsome existentialist cafe-figure, yet also a trickster with the lightest of touches, everything about him made of whimsy and enthusiasm, and hardly a dark shading to be found. Read full book review >

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VISIBILITY by Boris Starling
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2007

"Multi-layered fiction playing skillfully with shades of fact."
Character-driven international spy thriller set during the deep London fog of 1952. Read full book review >

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DON'T LET MY BABY DO RODEO by Boris Fishman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"A comic novel about parenting infused with emotional intelligence."
The parents of an eccentric adopted child head west to explore his roots and learn a few things about their own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A smart, savvy portrait of arguably the country's most important publisher."
A thorough study of the gold standard in American literary publishing, complete with sex, sour editors and the occasional stumble into financial success. Read full book review >

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SCRAMBLED EGGS by Boris Riskin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2005

"Riskin's debut is less Brighton than Coney Island, with thrills, spills and double-crosses beyond number."
Trying to dispose of six Fabergé beauties, a retired English teacher runs afoul of nogoodniks. Read full book review >

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PILGRIM AMONG THE SHADOWS by Boris Pahor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1995

"In an intensely private voice, this ghostly pilgrim succeeds in making readers his confidantes and taking them with him to the place where he lost most of his comrades and much of himself."
A hauntingly evocative wartime memoir by a concentration camp inmate and medic. Read full book review >