Search Results: "Jung Young-Moon"


BOOK REVIEW

A CONTRIVED WORLD by Jung Young-Moon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"A contrived world? A contrived book, though, if such a thing is wanted, an inducement to torpor and despair."
Does Korean literature have a slacker-novel genre? If so, here's its archetype. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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PROTEST PRIMER
by Julie Danielson

I may as well be honest with you: I’m not feeling very peppy today, as I sit down to type a couple of days after the Las Vegas shooting. It’s another horrific mass shooting with Congress poised to do little to nothing about it. We are a short-sighted country.

However, we can make our voices heard. Always. Speak up. Let ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2012

"Inspiring but not universal. (Anthology. 14 & up) "
To hear the more than 50 contributors tell it, one might think that queer adults mostly end up living in ritzy corners of New York City and becoming published authors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPARROW by Sarah  Moon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Both inspiring and useful for anyone who's ever felt like they don't belong. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In a world where everyone else seems to know how to get along, Sparrow Cooke, an eighth-grade black girl in Brooklyn, finds solace in flying like a bird whenever she's uncomfortable, until the day comes when that's no longer an option. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ECHOES OF BETRAYAL by Elizabeth Moon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Readers hungry for more dragons, elves, mages and gnomes will find exactly what they're looking for."
The third installment in Moon's Paladin's Legacy series (Kings of the North, 2011, etc.) is a solid if unremarkable fantasy tale, with some rousing action and intriguing plot twists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"A levelheaded, well-researched analysis of the many 'trappings of contemporary breastfeeding culture.'"
The pros and cons of using breast milk instead of formula for your baby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMMAND DECISION by Elizabeth Moon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Strong female leads, terrific action and complications aplenty: should grab existing fans and win new converts."
Another entry in Moon's family saga about the powerful space-trader Vatta family (Marque and Reprisal, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEEKS, GIRLS, AND SECRET IDENTITIES by Mike  Jung
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"The book never completely escapes cliché. Every chapter has lines like 'SOON EVERYONE WILL KNOW WHO I AM, CAPTAIN STUPENDOUS!' But this is a genuinely new sort of superhero story, and it will surprise even people who are tired of sound effects and capital letters. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This is a superhero story for people who've read too many superhero stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHELTER by Jung Yun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Yun's characters don't merely desire walls and a roof, although houses have a powerful and intelligent presence here. A diverse and nuanced cast of characters seeks shelter from pain and loneliness in this valiant portrayal of contemporary American life."
A fluidly written debut novel that explores violence and its effects on one immigrant family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1999

"Vintage Least Heat-Moon, radiant with intelligence and masterful storytelling. (First printing of 250,000; $250,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A coast-to-coast journey by way of great rivers, conducted by a contemporary master of travel writing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT A LOSS by Philip O. Jung
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 2, 2012

"Those seeking Chicken Soup for the Soul homilies or tidy endings—or standard English usage and grammar—should look elsewhere, as author Jung explores depths of inner pain."
Nine short stories depict characters coping with various forms of loss, from a grieving teen boyfriend-turned-funeral-crasher to an alcoholic academic. Read full book review >