Search Results: "Kim Neale"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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THE LAUGHTER OF HEROES by Jonathan Neale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A writer to watch."
A first novel about a puppeteer, dying of AIDS, whose circle of ex-lovers and friends decide to take him to Disney World. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 2002

"The kind of thoughtful and informed portrait that the Sherpas richly deserve. (16 pages b&w photos)"
By turns contemplative and dramatic, Anglo-American novelist Neale (The Laughter of Heroes, 1993) tells the story of Sherpa involvement in European climbs in the Himalayas, focusing on the disastrous German attempt on Nanga Parbat in 1934. 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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MULES AND MEN by Zora Neale Hurston
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 1935

"Illustrator — Miguel Covarrubias."
A collection, made by the author, herself a negress (remember her novel last year, Jonah's Gourd Vine?), of negro folk stories and songs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"This volume represents part of Hurston's effort to capture that critical momoent in the development of black folklore, which included the creation of a new prison folk hero, Daddy Mention."
New work by Hurston (1889—1968), the Harlem Renaissance writer and folklorist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 1938

"Contribution to existing research, but not without popular appeal."
Well told inside facts of the secret societies of Jamaica and Haiti, including Voodoo, by one who has witnessed the many ceremonies and made friends with the members and chiefs of the groups. Read full book review >

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DUST TRACKS ON A ROAD by Zora Neale Hurston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 1942

"A different kind of a book, absorbing, human, entertaining, with occasional strong flavor."
A refreshing, energetic autobiography of the unusual Negro author who refused to accept an inferiority complex and struggled for a successful career and a positive, constructive life. Read full book review >

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MOSES, MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN by Zora Neale Hurston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 1939

"A warmly human story."
Can't/see why this is presented as non-fiction. Read full book review >