Search Results: "Kurt Pitzer"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 2010

"An enlightening, and precarious, experiment in the ways opposing cultures can merge and acquiesce."
International political relations are creatively managed by a New Jersey restaurant owner. Read full book review >

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BIG RIG BUGS by Kurt Cyrus
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"The bare-bones, rhyming text makes this accessible to even very young children, while the combination of construction trucks and bugs is sure to guarantee its popularity. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Cyrus offers a creative, appealing comparison between bugs and construction trucks. Read full book review >

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TANGLE TOWN by Kurt Cyrus
by Kurt Cyrus, illustrated by Kurt Cyrus
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1997

The glass door says ``pull,'' but the mayor is pushing, and he's getting blisters. Read full book review >

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HOCUS POCUS by Kurt Vonnegut
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 1990

"Yes, there are occasional flashes of the old Vonnegut magic (a lovely encounter between Eugene and an illegitimate son named after a cocktail, for example), but mostly he is working well below his top form here."
Vonnegut's latest is his most insistently antiwar novel since Slaughterhouse-Five, and is haunted by Vietnam; the title refers to Uncle Sam's Vietnam propaganda outfit. Read full book review >

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LIT LIFE by Kurt Wenzel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2001

"Taut, fast-paced work from an author who knows as much about writing fiction as he does about the fiction biz."
A couple of literary legends get turned inside-out, revealing both the passions and the pitfalls of the writing life, in this debut roman à clef, set deep inside the New York publishing demimonde. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 1969

Then comes the fire storm and "It is so short and jumbled and jangled" . . . because there is nothing intelligent to say about a massacre but it is precise jumble and jangle, disconcerting and ultimately devastating. Read full book review >

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HAIR by Kurt Stenn
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"A spirited, informative history of a fascinating fiber."
A hair-follicle scientist offers an edifying look at the biology, physiology, and history of hair. Read full book review >

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LOOK AT THE BIRDIE by Kurt Vonnegut
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"For ultra-committed fans and Vonnegut scholars only."
Early, unpublished work from the much-lauded and much-loved American writer. Read full book review >

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ODDHOPPER OPERA by Kurt Cyrus
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Two-legged fans of Douglas Florian's Insectlopedia (1998) and J. Patrick Lewis's The Little Buggers (1998) will scurry after this verbal and visual tour-de-force. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Cyrus (The Mousery, 2000, etc.) promises bugs and verses, and delivers plenty of both in this ground-level view of a vegetable garden's teeming residents. Read full book review >

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ONE LONG NIGHT by Andrea Pitzer
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A potent, powerful history of cruelty and dehumanization."
Dispelling the assumption that concentration camps began and ended in Nazi Germany. Read full book review >