Search Results: "Louis Menand"


BOOK REVIEW

THE METAPHYSICAL CLUB by Louis Menand
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 2001

"A singular achievement of intellectual history as well as a weighty entertainment. (21 b&w drawings and photos)"
Crossing the divide between academic analysis and insightful storytelling, this social and intellectual history explores the ideas of pragmatism by charting the lives of its founding fathers. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN STUDIES by Louis Menand
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Brilliant thinking, though in a tone never given the reins."
From Pulitzer-winning scholar and New Yorker staff writer Menand (The Metaphysical Club, 2001), 15 essays: always intelligent, frequently interesting, sometimes tedious. Read full book review >

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LITTLE LUCIE’S DIARY by Louis Pfanner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Included in the end pages are instructions for readers on how to make their own mouse-sized felt hats. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This quiet homespun tale recounts a handful of days in the life of Little Lucie, a white mouse, as recorded in her diary. Read full book review >

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HUG IT OUT! by Louis Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"It's not a complex story, but it's a wise one that shows through a specific example how siblings get along, even when they often don't. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The push and literal pull (usually hair) of sibling rivalry is explored in a direct and comically knowing way in animator Thomas' debut picture book. Read full book review >

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A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE by Louis Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A pleasant if somewhat misleading invitation for armchair and lap-sitting travelers. (index) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
To meet the animals who live there, a young boy travels to different habitats around the world, including his own backyard. Read full book review >

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FUZZY MUD by Louis Sachar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"An exciting story of school life, friends, and bullies that becomes a quick meditation on the promise and dangers of modern science. (Speculative fiction. 8-12)"
When fifth-grader Tamaya Dhilwaddi and seventh-grader Marshall Walsh cut through the woods to avoid school bully Chad Hilligas, they unwittingly set off a chain of events that threatens global catastrophe. Read full book review >

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INTO THAT FOREST by Louis  Nowra
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A shocking, disturbing, extraordinary survival story. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In this gripping story, two young girls survive in the Tasmanian bush after Tasmanian tigers adopt them. Read full book review >

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SMALL STEPS by Louis Sachar
FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"Although readers may find themselves missing the tricky layers of its predecessor, any novel in which the good guys so righteously win should be happily welcomed in its own right. (Fiction. 12+)"
After a hiatus of some seven years, Sachar returns with a companion to Holes (1998) that places one of Stanley's fellow "campers" on center stage. Read full book review >

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LUCKY STRIKES by Louis Bayard
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A grand adventure. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
"Mama died hard. You should know that." Read full book review >

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MAY THERE BE A ROAD by Louis L’Amour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2001

"The Ghost walks."
The third posthumous sheaf of short stories from L'Amour (Beyond the Mangrove Swamp, 2000, etc.), with still a fourth promised for next year. Read full book review >

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UNLOCKED by Louis Ferrante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"A readable but not particularly resonant tale of redemption."
According to mobster-turned-Orthodox-Jew Ferrante, the book is mightier than the gun. Read full book review >