Search Results: "Larry Stillman"


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THE ROPE CATCHER by Larry Stillman
Released: Nov. 12, 2012

"A well-wrought, moving saga of reservation life in the throes of change that feels both painful and exhilarating."
A Navajo Indian veteran of World War II—part of the famous "code talkers" unit—feels torn between tradition and the white man's world in this absorbing tale of fractured identities. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2008

"A well-written, welcome work of history and advocacy."
A stampeding, crusading history of horses in America during the last half-millennium. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"The empowering message of acceptance of self and others permeates this text, providing inquiring readers a starting point for their journey of self-reflection. (Nonfiction. 14 & up)"
Thoughtful and thought-provoking, Stillman's guide addresses many topics pertinent to contemporary teens. Read full book review >

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LOVE & FRIENDSHIP by Whit Stillman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"Silly, sly, eccentric characters and brisk chatter make for a diverting romp."
A merry comedy of pride, prejudice, and duplicity. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"A dynamic synthesis of Western saga, true-crime thriller and California-based transformation narrative."
Ambitious, vibrant true-crime narrative from the dangerous deserts of Southern California. Read full book review >

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THE CARTOON GUIDE TO CALCULUS by Larry Gonick
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"This is no idiot's guide to math, but it could be useful as a supplement to a standard course in calculus."
A tour of calculus from the polymath whose illustrated guides have illuminated a wide range of subjects, from genetics and sex to the environment and the universe. Read full book review >

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B IS FOR BABY by Myra Cohn Livingston
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The babies—in a multiracial array—are portrayed in inventive photographs that convey the children as strong individuals; when photo and poem mesh, the result can be quite winsome. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A photograph album of ordinary verses about extraordinary babies by a poet (Festivals, p. 456, etc.) who has written more portentous works, but perhaps not such personal ones. Read full book review >

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EPILOGUE FOR MURDER by Larry Shriner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 23, 1994

"A noteworthy debut."
First-time mystery writer Shriner creates a college professor turned private detective, Bennett Cole, who after nearly a decade of sleuthing around Atlanta has never investigated a murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 1998

"But this is at heart an unsurprising work with no fresh insights. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Nager is a documentary filmmaker and former music editor of the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the only daily paper in the Home of the Blues, a fair set of credentials for the author of a chronicle of the city's musical history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

Physician Dossey (Medicine and Meaning, 1991, etc.) continues to probe links between medicine and spirituality in this popular study of the healing power of prayer. Read full book review >