Search Results: "June George"


BOOK REVIEW

MAP WORK by Bobby George
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"Despite these quibbles, this is a clear and developmentally appropriate introduction to our world for the youngest children. (Board book. 3-6)"
A simple exploration of geography via the continents and the animals that live on them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAPE WORK by Bobby George
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"As in the Georges' earlier offerings, Number Work and Letter Work (both 2012), this outing is appropriate for youngsters who have moved beyond the basics. (Board book. 3-6)"
Montessori experts offer a handsome, in-depth exploration of shapes. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FAMILIAR ACTS by June Barraclough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 1994

"Their romance, too dependent on ridiculous intrigue, is unconvincing, and in the end, the book is just as statically beholden to genre conventions as Hester's father is to Victorian ones."
Barraclough (Kindred Spirits, 1989, etc.) makes a big deal of a morass of lies and sexual misalliances beneath the strictly moralistic faáade of a Victorian English family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"Tedious and tendentious. ($35,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
An overly broad roundup of crimes committed by men, topped off with some partly useful theorizing on what to do about them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FAMILY AND OTHER HAZARDS by June Melby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"The ending of the book—the kids grown, the parents' move to sell the course—leaves a wistful feeling, but like mini-golf itself, the story is a lot of fun and enjoyable to navigate."
The story of a girl, her family and the miniature golf course they owned. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 16, 1996

"In spite of occasional obscurity, essential reading for anyone concerned with a creative encounter between Tibetan Buddhism and the West."
Feminist theory and psychoanalysis combine in this unusual study of Tibetan Buddhism by a Scottish woman with a unique experience of the tradition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Judicious editing would have helped. Still, of some interest to activists, and especially to educational reformers."
A grab-bag of essays and verse on politics, literature, and travel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY CHRISTMAS STORY by June Pascal
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A quick, lighthearted read about the trials of unrequited love and platonic friendship."
In this short debutmemoir spanning just one year, Pascal depicts the progress of a romantic relationship. Read full book review >