Search Results: "Kim Edwards"


BOOK REVIEW

GLEN EDWARDS by Daniel Ford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 1998

"Edwards's own words are skillfully interwoven with Ford's, offering a richly detailed account of postwar aviation—and the infant years of the military-industrial complex. (photos, not seen)"
The fascinating diary of the WWII bomber and postwar test pilot (after whom Edwards Air Force Base was named) placed into context by Ford, a contributing editor at Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN EDWARDS by Philip F. Gura
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Controversial, and a quick, enjoyable read. Gura will grab at least some of the audience of armchair-history-lovers that professional historians always claim they want to reach."
A gauntlet-throwing biography of the 18th-century minister and theologian who's in the pantheon of great American intellectuals, along with Thomas Jefferson, W.E.B. DuBois, and the James brothers. Read full book review >

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THE LAKE OF DREAMS by Kim Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"It's all mush, but the feminist angle may keep the fans loyal."
Family secrets dominate this sluggish melodrama, a second novel that recalls the corrosive secret at the heart of Edwards's surprise bestseller The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2005). Read full book review >

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THE MEMORY KEEPER’S DAUGHTER by Kim Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2005

"First-novelist Edwards (stories: The Secrets of a Fire King, 1997) excels at celebrating a quiet wholesomeness but stumbles over her storyline."
One well-intentioned lie causes deep fissures in a family. Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS OF A FIRE KING by Kim Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 1997

"A talented writer still in search of subjects worthy of her craft."
Edwards debuts with 11 stories, set all over the globe, that share little beyond her clean, fluent style—a clarity somewhat dissipated by heavy dramatic ironies and polemic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A meticulously detailed feat of rare footage inside the DPRK's propaganda machinery."
Exhaustively researched, highly engrossing chronicle of the outrageous abduction of a pair of well-known South Korean filmmakers by the nefarious network of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS KIM AND TOO MUCH TRUTH by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Clearly character education, subtlety is sacrificed to purpose, but it sparkles nevertheless. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Honesty may be the best policy, but Kim's zeal takes this valuable idiom to the extreme. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2000

"For fans of espionage, here's a detailed footnote to the oft-told story of a senior turncoat and his Cambridge colleagues. To Western sensibilities, however, the presentation of this notorious mole as a man of integrity is a tough sell, indeed. (16 pages photos)"
This text on a fabled espionage case proves to be, like spying itself, occasionally hair- raising and frequently boring, with scant material about three decades of one man's treachery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANGERS by T Cooper
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The identity and marginalization issues loom large, but instead of being shoehorned into side characters, they're scooped up and taken into a deeper, entertaining, fantastic narrative. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Ethan woke up his freshman year as a white girl, sophomore year as a black boy, and now junior year as a fat Asian girl named Kim. Read full book review >

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UNCLE WALLY'S OLD BROWN SHOE by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Save for small groups or one-on-one sharing so readers can linger in this visual wonderland. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Wallace, author of The Cat's Pajamas (2010), picks up where he left off, as the cover features a tiger sitting on a bed in splendid, red-and-white striped pajamas. On one foot is the old brown shoe that begins this often surreal but delightful fantastical romp. Read full book review >

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THE CAT'S PAJAMAS by Wallace Edwards
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Though some expressions are more successful than others, it is indeed the cat's pajamas. (Picture book. 5 & up)"
Who hasn't used a phrase like "cool your heels" or "it's a piece of cake"? Read full book review >

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THE EXTINCT FILES by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Read with caution, and warn young dinophiles to do the same. (Picture book. 6-8)"
So you think dinosaurs are extinct? Read full book review >