Search Results: "Larry Kaplan"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"What would happen, one wonders, if this remarkable woman were running things? (32 pages photos, not seen)"
The tastefully yet candidly told life story of one of America's most gifted dancers, a former wife of George Balanchine. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Throughout, Villella appears as his immensely talented, intelligent, self-absorbed, and opinionated self: a cleareyed account of a most remarkable career in a remarkable time. (Thirty- two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Villella was a star among stars, the athletic all-American boy of the New York City Ballet from the late 1950's through the 70's. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE PAST CAME CALLING by Larry S. Kaplan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 26, 2014

"A thriller with well-crafted characters that is hampered by cumbersome exposition."
In Kaplan's (A Colony of Eves, 2011, etc.) latest novel, a personal injury attorney's ties to a conspiracy theorist and the daughter of a cult leader draws him into a dangerous world of Cold War intrigue. Read full book review >

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COUSIN IRV FROM MARS by Bruce Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"Clever, but the sophisticated humor seems aimed at older readers and adults. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sometimes relatives are so weird that they seem to be from outer space. This one just happens to be from Mars. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Gourmet reading—rich in ideas, global references and amusing and provocative examples, served with great style."
The mother-son co-authors of Chances Are…: Adventures in Probability (2006) turn their considerable authorial skills and wit to human behavior, from our isolated cave-dwelling ancestors to today's globalized, interconnected world. Read full book review >

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SWASHBUCKLING SCOUNDRELS by Arie Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Broad of beam for being so shallow of draft but seaworthy for all its distinctly romanticized picture. (map, index, glossary, endnotes) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
A slender but sweeping survey of piracy on the high seas: in real life, from ancient times to today; in legend and fiction, from Long John Silver to Capt. Jack Sparrow and Jacky Faber. Read full book review >

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HANCOCK PARK  by Isabel Kaplan
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Neither light enough to live up to its Hollywood-style cover and flap copy nor serious enough to compete with the likes of more literary problem novels, this is a forgettable, superficial, all-around disappointment. (Fiction. YA)"
Despite her glitzy surroundings, Los Angeles junior Becky is plagued by troubles. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Remarkable and God-awful."
A surgeon's graphic report on frontline medical work in one war-torn landscape of misery after another. Read full book review >

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Help Your Dog Fight Cancer by Laurie Kaplan
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"An invaluable resource for providing top-notch care for man's best friend.
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This comprehensive guide to canine cancer delivers standard veterinary information and advice in language that average dog owners will understand. Read full book review >

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EVIL, INC. by Glenn Kaplan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"On the downside, there's little mystery, less danger to the hero and a clunky prose style that makes Joseph Finder, who owns this territory, sound like Proust."
A rising exec intent on clawing his way to the top finds that the claws of his competitors and apparent allies are sharper than his in this high-fatality, low-suspense thriller. Read full book review >

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ALL FOR MONEY by Glenn Kaplan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 1993

"Go get 'em, Bob."
Fair-haired publisher Bob Macallan accepts a $10 million buyout offer for his medical-lifestyle magazine Elixir—and then watches the sharks circle as he struggles to meet the revenue quotas that will keep him from losing the money. Read full book review >