Search Results: "June Goulding"


BOOK REVIEW

JENNY'S BEAR by Michael Ratnett
ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 1992

"Perfect for a preschool story time—especially if the children have been invited to bring along their own bears. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Jenny says she wants a real bear, her mother helps her clean out their old shed to make a den, which they furnish with Jenny's ``hundreds'' of toy bears. Read full book review >

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Released: June 6, 1998

"A chatty memorial with too much verbiage. (9 illustrations)"
A seasoned curator and historian of Shakeriana (By Shaker Hands, 1975) here fondly remembers her summerlong stay, 26 years ago, at Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire, then a living religious community. Read full book review >

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"An attractive, if flawed, board book that may still spark parental creativity."
In this debut guide for millennial dads, a young father shares creative doodles about his path toward parenthood. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Moving, inspiring at best; mildly informative but too often sketchy."
Essays by the activist poet (Civil Wars, 1981, etc.) that offer moments of insight or interpretation but are best for fellow progressives. Read full book review >

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HOLMES AND WATSON by June Thomson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Mere fans will be exasperated, bemused, or simply baffled by the minutiae."
Thomson, author of 18 crime novels and three collections of her own Sherlock Holmes pastiches, delves into the Conan Doyle canon with a nitpicker's zeal to document the speculative roots of Holmes's misogyny (a cold, aloof mother), his scientific methods (reading chemistry at Oxford), and his mercurial temperament (a French grandmother and cocaine-induced mania and lethargy). Read full book review >

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MISSING WOMEN AND OTHERS by June Spence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 1998

"A promising debut."
A first collection from the winner of the 1995 Willa Cather Fiction contest: 15 stories, some having appeared in The Best American Short Stories, Seventeen, and The Oxford Review, by a southern writer who excels at charting the minor victories that briefly relieve dreary lives. Read full book review >

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MELTEM'S JOURNEY by Anthony Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Starkly realistic and eye-opening, if emotionally difficult. (facts about Kurdistan, historical note) (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
A Kurdish refugee tells the story of her family's constant threat of imprisonment and deportation when asylum is denied following their illegal journey from a village in eastern Turkey to England. Read full book review >

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B IS FOR BULLDOZER by June Sobel
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2003

"From Asphalt to Zoom, this first-rate read-aloud will delight its audience. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Delivered in verse, this is a heavy-machinery-lover's ABC. Read full book review >

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Left Behind To Pick Up The Remote by June Hansel Booth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2016

"A touching memoir that allows readers to experience the everyday life of a widow attempting to move on."
A woman struggles to find freedom, independence, and inner peace following the sudden death of her husband in this memoir. Read full book review >

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GRAPE, OLIVE, PIG by Matt Goulding
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A set of tantalizing verbal snapshots rather than a culinary map of the region, the book clearly communicates the author's affection for the food, both simple and refined, of his chosen country and makes obvious how much difference a change of just a few dozen miles makes in what ingredients and dishes are favored and seen as representative of the culture."
An enthusiastic journey through some of Spain's culinary hot spots, with emphasis on the work of professional chefs. Read full book review >