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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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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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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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: Oct. 31, 2017

"Thoughtful and thoroughly well-told—just the right treatment for a subject about which many books have been written before, few so successfully."
Blood is thicker than water, but friendship is perhaps thickest of all, particularly when it acts as a poultice for seemingly unhealable wounds. 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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STRANGLER by Larry Maness
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

"Maness (A Once Perfect Place, 1996, etc.) provides some thoughtful commentary on the original Boston Strangler investigation, though his hey-presto solution isn't likely to trouble the sleep of cops in Boston, Cambridge, or anywhere else."
Why has the Cambridge Police Department been shut out of the case of Ruth Hill, a researcher raped and strangled on Cambridge Common? 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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DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE by Larry Siedentop
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"A heady examination of Europe's present and future."
A political philosopher's tract on the European Union. Read full book review >