Search Results: "Julian Hoffman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SMALL HEART OF THINGS by Julian Hoffman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A deeply felt book that will lead readers to other books that inspired it."
A sharply observed, occasionally overwritten collection of essays on the interrelationships of man and nature, of soul and place. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE MATADOR by Julian Hector
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2008

"The contrasts and similarities between the Little Matador and his 20th-century counterpart Ferdinand would make for an interesting storytime. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A family of renowned bullfighters raises a son to carry on their glory in the ring. Read full book review >

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SLOPPY WANTS A HUG by Sean Julian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Short, simple, sweet—and more than likely to spur some similarly slobbery affection between parent and child. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Dewdrop the fairy is willing to give every forest creature a hug—except for Sloppy the tree dragon. What has Sloppy done? Read full book review >

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THE GENTLEMAN BUG by Julian Hector
ANIMALS
Released: April 6, 2010

"The author relies a little too heavily on details in the pictures to fill out his sketchy text, but he artfully uses subdued colors, elegant lines and generous quantities of space to lend low-key grace to each scene. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hector follows up Little Matador (2008) with another simply told take on the value of staying true to oneself. Read full book review >

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WOLF RUN by Julian Savarin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 1991

"Smooth but undistinguished action-adventure."
Free-lance spy-turned-photographer Gordon Gallagher (Villiger, Naja) sets his supercharged, all-wheel-drive Audi in pursuit of his fiancÇe's murderers. Read full book review >

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HIGH ART LITE by Julian Stallabrass
Released: Jan. 6, 2000

"Nimbly written and bolstered by a constellation of critical and cultural referents: a balanced, engrossing, historically framed examination of this latest avant-garde, so startling yet so oddly familiar. (50 color and b&w illustrations)"
A full-throated attack on the —new British art,— a movement obsessed with commerce and cults of the personal, that manages to be smarter and more far-reaching than its hyped, hopped-up subject. Read full book review >

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DIAMOND MASK by Julian May
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 28, 1994

"Again patchy and irritatingly inconclusive; but May handles both the psychic complications and the family interactions with pleasing skill, and the upshot is another probable crowd-pleaser- -though no place for newcomers to start."
Book two of May's Galactic Milieu trilogy (Jack the Bodiless, 1991) is a leisurely account of the events that led up to the Metapsychic Rebellion of 2083 and precipitated the action of May's previous tetralogy, the Saga of Pliocene Exile. Read full book review >

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JUNO & JULIET by Julian Gough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2001

"Irish newcomer Gough deftly captures the twins' youthful awe and giddy excitement during their freshman year, and though the plot ambles along fairly conventional paths, its course is stylistically nimble, intellectually unburdensome, and eminently companionable."
A smartly written, pleasantly conceived Irish variation on the girl-goes-to-college-and-comes-of-age story in which small-town twins learn to adore literature and the arts, fall in love, and through loss discover deeper truths. Read full book review >

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PARIS by Julian Green
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A series of love notes, subtle and charming."
Nineteen evocations of the City of Light, by the American novelist/essayist/playwright whom Jacques Maritain called ``the greatest French writer of our time.'' Born in Paris of American parents in 1900, Green (The Other One, 1973, etc.) has spent most of his life in the French capital; here, he's celebrating the spirit of the city rather than providing a guide to its more familiar monuments and attractions. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING TO DECLARE by Julian Barnes
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2002

"Still, those planning a trip to the Louvre or a browsing tour through the stacks devoted to la belle France will find Barnes's essays to be a worthy companion."
A most un-English embrace of all (well, most) things French by the noted English novelist (Love, Etc., 2001, etc.). Read full book review >