Search Results: "Marion Smart"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A lucid, engaging, authoritative guide."
Everything you ever wanted to know about raising goats but were afraid to ask is here in this handy and informative how-to primer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARION HATLEY by Beth Castrodale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2017

"A reflective, compassionate, and gracefully written tale about a designer that effectively uses its historical setting."
In this debut novel set in 1931, a corsetiere fleeing scandal starts over in a small town, where she learns more about her past and herself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1991

The trial of Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry, with its titillating mixture of sex, lies, and videotape, not only attracted worldwide attention, but gave rise to more serious questions—which are partially addressed here by Voice of America's Agronsky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2015

"An intriguing argument that can bear further study."
Palmer, the head of data journalism at the Economist, disagrees with those who see innovations like derivatives as responsible for recent financial bubbles and crashes, and he argues that the world needs even more financial innovation.Read full book review >

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SMART DOG by Vivian Vande Velde
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"1997, etc.) will miss the vigor she's brought to her other fantastical musings. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fifth grader Amy Prochenko gets the surprise of her life walking to school one day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"President'' to parents of preschoolers who are facing 12 years of difficult choices about their children's learning."
A cogent and insightful report by the education correspondent of The New York Times on the creative solutions that some of America's schools are bringing to the nation's education stalemate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 7, 2011

"A mind-expanding discussion, but most readers will find these precepts impracticable."
First-time author Brooks makes the case for the application of scientific principles to everyday speech communication. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'M SMART! by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"Takes credit away from the human bus drivers, who deserve a book of their own. (Picture book. 4-7)"
As Adam Rex and Christian Robinson's School's First Day of School (2016) gave readers a school building's point of view, the McMullans now give kids a peek inside the mind of a school bus. Read full book review >

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SMART DOG by Ralph Leemis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 8, 1993

Comfortably ensconced in his porch rocker, the man addresses his dog—``If you were a smart dog, you'd chase that rabbit''— and goes on to suggest less and less likely activities, from barely plausible tricks (``You'd dance on a drum'') to full-scale tall tale (``while you conducted your string quartet, the crowd would applaud as you juggled''), all resulting in fame, uproar, and wealth—which, in the end, would enable them to retire in ``a small house in the country for two,'' as they have already done. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMART WOMEN by Judy Blume
Released: Feb. 22, 1983

"But, like Blume's previous 'adult' novel Wifey, this has enough glossy anguish to pull in her readership—with trendy-soap appeal to adolescents of all ages."
In her popular books for young people, Blume has often worked empathically within a teen frame of reference; and here, though the prime focus is on the highs and histrionics of a trio of 40-ish, divorced professional women in Boulder, Colorado, it's their kids whose common-denominator fears and angers ring true. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"A thought-provoking look at technology's role in modern health care."
Hanson (The Edge of Medicine, 2009), Chief of Intensive Care at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, dissects the past, present and future of health care. Read full book review >