Search Results: "Lisa Pomfrey-Talbot"


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Released: July 28, 2014

"An enjoyable debut book for intermediate readers, but a stronger edit might have maximized its appeal."
A little girl's friends and siblings scheme to keep her sleepwalking habit under control in this debut children's chapter book. Read full book review >

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LISA CAREY
by Megan Labrise

The Stolen Child may be set on a fairy-filled Irish island, but it is “Magical realism of the best kind, utterly devoid of whimsy,” according to Kirkus’ starred review.

“My friends loved that quote, ‘utterly devoid of whimsy,’ ” says author Lisa Carey, who was recently abroad in Turkey, where we reached her by phone. “They said that ...


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IT'S FOR YOU by John Talbot
NUMBERS AND COUNTING
Released: June 1, 1995

"The visual, not the verbal or the arithmetical, is the real winner in this work that requires more patience than brain power, method, or fun-loving participation. (Picture book. 9+)"
An artful, abstruse puzzle book, that ventures, literally, to put readers in a box, fold in on itself and open out again. Read full book review >

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LISA BUNKER
by Megan Labrise

Some of the best advice Lisa Bunker received for writing a book had nothing to do with writing a book.

“The best advice I ever got for naming a child was ‘use all the names you love,’ ” says Bunker, author of Felix Yz. “By the time the next kid comes along, you’ll love different names—don’t hold one for ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2012

"Though he's a little too enamored with 'angel-headed hipsters' and 'fairy dust,' Talbot takes the reader much deeper than cliché, exploring a San Francisco that tourists never discover."
An ambitious, labor-of-love illumination of a city's soul, celebrating the uniqueness of San Francisco without minimizing the price paid for the city's free-spiritedness. Read full book review >

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PINS AND NEEDLES by John Talbot
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

Poor Jean Pierre! Read full book review >

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THE WAY WE WEREN'T by Jill Talbot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2015

"A sad memoir from a woman mired in the past."
A chronicle of obsessive grief. Read full book review >

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FOR VALENTINE’S WEEK, A HAPPY READING SIGH
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I’ve been waiting to read Lisa Kleypas’ Devil in Spring since I heard it was coming. Combining her current Ravenel series with the Wallflowers is a stroke of brilliance—and since one of my all-time favorite romance couples is Sebastian and Evie – and this one matches their son Gabriel with the quirky entrepreneur Pandora Ravenel – I simply ...


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UNDER POLARIS by Tahoe Talbot Washburn
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"For those photographs alone, diehard fans of Arctic-exploration narratives will find this a valuable addition to their collections."
A modest memoir of scientific exploration in the Canadian Arctic. Read full book review >

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THE HOLOGRAPHIC UNIVERSE by Michael Talbot
Released: April 24, 1991

"Fifty sold pages-then like, far out, man."
A veteran reporter on the New Age scene (Beyond the Quantum, 1986) ably explains the latest hip paradigm before soaring off into hyperdimensional inner space. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"A thorough, lovingly researched paean to a father and a way of life."
New Yorker staff writer Talbot debuts with an affectionate biography of her father, stage, screen and TV actor Lyle Talbot (1902-1996). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Washington, D.C., regulars may know some of this information, and foreign nations certainly do, but all engaged American citizens should read this book and have their eyes opened."
Former Salon founding editor-in-chief Talbot (Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love, 2012, etc.) shares his extensive knowledge and intense investigations of American politics with a frightening biography of power, manipulation, and outright treason.Read full book review >