Search Results: "Margaret Bohannon-Kaplan"


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Released: June 15, 2000

"A valuable read for teachers, parents and adolescents concerned with the teenage hopes and dreams."
Editor Bohannon-Kaplan offers an anthology of excerpts from high school essay contest winners from across the nation. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2011

"Full of passion and ideas but wedged in an awkward place between fiction and policy."
A group of former students works to spread the word about a unique approach to building healthier communities. Read full book review >

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This book constitutes The Report of the President's Commission on the Status of Women and other publications of the Commission. Read full book review >

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COUSIN IRV FROM MARS by Bruce Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"Clever, but the sophisticated humor seems aimed at older readers and adults. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sometimes relatives are so weird that they seem to be from outer space. This one just happens to be from Mars. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Gourmet reading—rich in ideas, global references and amusing and provocative examples, served with great style."
The mother-son co-authors of Chances Are…: Adventures in Probability (2006) turn their considerable authorial skills and wit to human behavior, from our isolated cave-dwelling ancestors to today's globalized, interconnected world. Read full book review >

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MARGARET WILKERSON SEXTON
by Maya Payne Smart

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s grandfather graduated from college and six of his children followed suit. But the next generation struggled to keep pace even as the specter of Jim Crow receded. “I wanted to know why,” she says, and chose fiction as her probe.

The Dartmouth and UC Berkeley Law graduate’s research revealed the war on drugs and mass incarceration ...


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7 SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

You've seen 7 Fantasy Novels Heading to Film and TV. Now let's take a look at the science fiction books coming your way…

 

Coyote by Allen Steele

Last month, I recommended you read Allen Steele's Captain Future origin story Avengers of the Moon. You should also check out his back catalog for his Coyote series, which ...


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A MORNING AFFAIR by Janice Kaplan
Released: May 26, 1989

Here, Kaplan (author of the nonfiction Women and Sports, 1979; and mass-market YA romances) offers a vacuous-even-for-the-genre glitter novel about a glamorous TV reporter who hits the big time in N.Y.C. One reason why Barbie-doll heroine Jackie Rogers is so unbelievable is that author Kaplan insists on giving her such pretensions—the 27-year-old Rogers is a Radcliffe grad who reads Kierkegaard and Stendhal, knows her Jasper Johns, and can recognize obscure German filmmakers at 30 feet way in poorly lit cafes. Read full book review >

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GRENDEL'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND WAR by A.E. Kaplan
Released: April 18, 2017

"A clever spin on a weighty classic. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
Tom Grendel battles unruly neighbors and honors family history, all with an eye on the girl next door, in this witty debut novel and homage to Beowulf. Read full book review >

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LOOKS TO DIE FOR by Janice Kaplan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"There's an actual mystery buried deep in the bowels of this Perils-of-Pauline-in-Prada for those as determined as Lacy to find it."
Kaplan (The Botox Diaries, 2004, etc.) introduces an interior decorator who risks her life and drops a slew of brand names en route to clearing her plastic-surgeon husband of murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 1994

"While the absorbing text includes statistical assurances as to air travel's relative safety, its behind-the-scenes reportage on JFK is not calculated to instill much confidence in either frequent or occasional fliers."
Just when you thought it was safe to fly away on a summer holiday, along comes this almost indecently gleeful reminder that the sky, even more than the sea, can be terribly unforgiving of mistakes. Read full book review >

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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS by Fred Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"A lofty work that may propel readers back to Quincy Adams' own ardent writings."
In this elegant study, Kaplan (Emeritus, English/Queens Coll.; Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer, 2008, etc.) portrays our sixth president as a deeply literary man, devout husband, orator, diplomat and teacher who had grand plans for the country's future, including the building of national infrastructure and the abolition of slavery. Read full book review >