Search Results: "Linzi West"


BOOK REVIEW

PATRICK PAINTS A PICTURE by Saviour Pirotta
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"A must for every library serving toddlers and teachers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this unique and extremely helpful look at colors, Pirotta tells the story of Patrick and his aunt, out in a field, painting pictures. Read full book review >

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MOMMY, MOMMY, WHAT’S IN YOUR TUMMY? by Sarah Simpson-Enock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A tad confusing for the smallest of small fry, but kids who already understand what's actually in mommy's tum are sure to enjoy this interactive guessing game of the maternal persuasion. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The glut of new-baby picture books intended for the four-and-older set often leaves parents of younger children scrambling to find appropriate fare. Read full book review >

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WEST by Lizzy Ford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 20, 2014

"Confusing sci-fi elements within an unconvincing romance."
Josie finds herself embroiled in a time-travel mystery in Ford's (Black Moon Draw, 2014, etc.) latest series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2009

"In the library of Californiana, worthy of a place alongside the works of Bill Barich, Carey McWilliams and even Joan Didion."
A lucid, warts-and-all portrait of California by a native son. Read full book review >

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NATHANAEL WEST by Nathanael West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"This Library of America volume, reprinting the novels along with screenplays, short stories, essays, and some wonderfully pungent letters, demonstrates that not much has changed: West is still a satirist with few peers and no betters, and a writer of bleak, haunting power."
``Forget the epic, the masterwork,'' Nathanael West said. ``In America. . . families have no history. Read full book review >

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THE CORNEL WEST READER by Cornel West
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Skip the introduction and read the rest."
An invaluable introduction to the writings of one our most prominent—and prolific—public intellectuals. Read full book review >

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AND WEST IS WEST by Ron Childress
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Socially engaged but otherwise unengaging."
Award-winning novel from a first-time author. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Well-informed but scattered and ultimately dispensable."
A former BBC contributor's history-cum-travelogue of the American West. Read full book review >

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WANDERING WEST by Gary C. Stalcup
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2013

"An ambitious, sincere novel that weighs the meaning of family and success."
In Stalcup's debut novel, an aging, disgraced New York trader starts over as a ranch owner in rural Texas. Read full book review >

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REBECCA WEST by Carl Rollyson
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"All of the juice has been squeezed out of the details of a long, rich, unique life. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Rollyson (The Lives of Norman Mailer, 1991, etc.) piles on the details but never gets to the novelist, critic, and essayist known as Dame Rebecca West, born Cecily Fairfield (she borrowed her pen name from an Ibsen character). Read full book review >

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WEST 47TH by Gerald A. Browne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 7, 1996

"Browne's flair for depicting professional theft, commercial ethics, high finance, low comedy, and the wages of the deadlier sins makes for an elegant, sexy lark of a novel."
Manhattan's Diamond District—West 47th Street and environs- -provides the exotically corrupt milieu for another slick entertainment from the prolific Browne (18mm. Read full book review >

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Released: June 8, 1992

"Solid scholarship, leavened with wit and charm: a delightful excursion into the American past. (Fifty b&w photographs.)"
Charles Dickens, during his American lecture tour, compared traveling by canal to ``a whirlwind''; but actress Fanny Kemble found the whole experience to be ``a humiliation.'' So reports Bourne (The Red King's Rebellion, 1990), who, in this history of the Erie Canal and its rival waterways, paints a panoramic picture of 19th-century America that's as perceptive as it is entertaining. Read full book review >