Search Results: "Kim Neale"


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ZORA NEALE HURSTON by Paul Witcover
Released: Dec. 7, 1990

One of the better entries in the "Black Americans of Achievement" series. Read full book review >

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ZORA NEALE HURSTON by Carla Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A valuable resource for students of Hurston's work, and a mine for future research."
Revealing selection of letters by the renowned folklorist, novelist, and essayist, capably edited by Kaplan (English/USC). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1996

"This may be more detailed than Patricia McKissack's shorter Zora Neale Hurston, Writer and Storyteller (1992), but it offers no further insight. (b&w photos, chronology, notes, bibliography, glossary, index) (Biography. 10-12)"
Yannuzzi (Wilma Mankiller, 1994, not reviewed), awkwardly rehashing information better handled by one of her sources—Mary Lyons's Sorrow's Kitchen (1993)—seldom peeks below the surface of Hurston's checkered literary career and notably unstable private life. 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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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 >

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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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LAZY LARRY LIZARD by Graham Nunn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2010

"A limited set of animations and interactive effects expertly leveraged into an engaging experience for the very youngest app-heads. (iPad storybook app. 1-3)"
From Down Under, a delight for the diaper-clad. Read full book review >

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A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE VIETNAM WAR by Jonathan Neale
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"So-so, even good in spots. Overall, though, for those inclined to a Jane-was-right view of a still-divisive war."
As the title promises, a leftist (though not especially doctrinaire) reading of the 20-plus-year American misadventure in Southeast Asia. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"A detailed, approachable handbook to mindfulness by a knowledgeable, experienced spiritual guide."
Australian Neale writes her first book, a self-help guide to spiritual development. Read full book review >

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LOST AT SEA by Jonathan Neale
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"But this is a gripping narrative, and its simplicity may be ideal for children with trouble reading. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Can three children and their catatonic mother survive crossing the Atlantic in a sailboat? Read full book review >

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HIMALAYA by Jonathan Neale
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2004

"Vivid descriptions and a reference to Krakauer's Into Thin Air may well lead armchair adventurers to less far-fetched reading. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this credibility-straining sequel to Lost at Sea (2002), 12-year-old Orrie and her 13-year-old brother Jack take on the Himalayas. Read full book review >