Search Results: "Kazuko G. Stone"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 1998

"Nevertheless, readers will get a glimpse of the poet's extraordinary range of subject and feeling, as well as cogent instruction in how to read and understand these deceptively simple verses. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Gollub (Uncle Snake, 1996, etc.) translates 33 of Issa's more than 20,000 haiku, intersperses them through a short biography, and caps it all with an explanation of some of the poems' less obvious images. Read full book review >

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TEN ONI DRUMMERS by Mathew Gollub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Perfect fare for fans of wild rumpuses—with an afterword that includes background information on oni, taiko (Japanese drums), and charts for writing 1-10 in kanji script. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Ten garishly hued creatures from Japanese folklore gather one by one on a beach for an exuberant drumfest in this bedtime-cum-counting-rhyme from the creators of Cool Melons—Turn to Frogs! (1998). Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1990

Whatever this pedestrian text may be, it's not the eyewitness testimony of a significant player in the cautionary drama of Drexel Burnham. Read full book review >

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SHIN'S TRICYCLE by Tatsuharu Kodama
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 1995

Fifty years later it is still hard to tell children the story of the US bombing of Hiroshima. Read full book review >

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WHAT NIGHT DO ANGELS WANDER? by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Stone weaves a generous spell; it will be hard for children not to smile along with the final, glorious spreads. (Picture book. 4-8)"
How do angels celebrate Christmas Eve? Read full book review >

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AT THE END OF WORDS by Miriam Stone
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2003

"This offering stands as a moving tribute to a lovely and loving mother and daughter relationship. (Memoir. YA)"
A sensitive and poetic examination of the author's mother's last days, this spare memoir provides a distinctly literary alternative for fans of traditional teen weepers as well as an inspiration for aspiring writers. Read full book review >

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THE JERUSALEM FILE by Joel Stone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"The line between hunter and hunted, like the line between Arab and Jew, is razor-thin in this spare, pensive but never brooding study of obsessive love."
In this novel by Stone (A Town Called Jericho, 1992), who died in 2007, a retired Israeli intelligence analyst playing detective stalks the adulterous wife of a jealous husband. Read full book review >

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HALL OF MIRRORS by Robert Stone
Released: Jan. 30, 1966

"It's not the material best or even steady sellers are made of, but the author is worth watching."
A scabrous underside of the American Way of Life is examined here...and left undiagnosed. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF LIGHT by Robert Stone
Released: March 28, 1986

"The central duo—Walker and Lee Verger—are a touch overblown—Lucia-like operatics, semi-innocents in the maelstrom—but the book always knows who its own 'Long Friends' are: the ghouls on the set."
A no less bitterly puckered but a more firmly focused book than A Flag for Sunrise, the jaundiced eye here is upon Hollywood and movie-making, an atmosphere utterly (as is always the case with Stone, who is the great drug-plague chronicler of our literature) brain-blown and demoralized by cocaine. Read full book review >

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GRAVE IMPORTS by Eric Stone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A Saturday-matinee adventure serial updated with drugs, grime, mid-life disillusionment and constant, albeit unfulfilled, promises of sex. "
The trade in illegal Cambodian antiquities is flourishing, though prospects for its fictionalization are more iffy. Read full book review >

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BAD JUDGMENT by Matthew Stone
MYSTERY THRILLER

"A fast-paced thriller offering an outrageous joy ride through LA's underbelly."
A dirty deal from the past and a series of chance encounters entangle a celebrity TV judge, his family, and others in a sordid web of crime. Read full book review >