Search Results: "Mark Wyman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"A vigorous, well-written multicultural history of the West as it really was."
History in the Howard Zinn school, with working people taking the fore, finally acknowledged for their contributions in settling the frontier. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1993

"Source notes; discography; bibliography; index. (Biography. 12+)"
From her amateur debut at 16 (or possibly 14), Ella Fitzgerald has shown an ability to adapt to changes in fortune and musical taste, keeping her at or near the top of her profession for more than half a century. Read full book review >

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23 Skiddoo by Wyman Wicket
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Despite some good characterization choices, readers who aren't 'true believers' will likely find this rambling combination of space opera and conspiracy theory unengaging."
A debut novel from Wicket that combines sci-fi storytelling with New Age philosophy. Read full book review >

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RED SKY AT MORNING by Andrea Wyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"A glossary of German words and phrases used by the family is included. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Callie's grandfather (``Opa'') settled his Indiana farm 40 years ago, but for Callie, her older sister Katherine, and their mother, the future lies in Oregon, where their father is already searching for the right farm. Read full book review >

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FAITH, HOPE, AND CHICKEN FEATHERS by Andrea Wyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1994

"Though it's sometimes too complicated, readers are sure to relate to the predicaments of the well-developed main characters. (Fiction 9-12)"
Wyman's second is about survival, and about the trade-offs when some things are lost while others are found. Read full book review >

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YOUNG MAN WITH CAMERA by Emil Sher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Like the work of Diane Arbus, whose photographs play a central role here: bleak yet life-affirming. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A young street photographer with burn scars on his face is terrorized by brutal, manipulative bullies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2002

"Nonetheless, a useful addition to the literature of the Holocaust."
Throughout WWII, it seems, the last thing the US government wanted to hear about was the plight of Europe's Jews. That we were made to listen, this study suggests, owes much to the tireless efforts of one man who is little remembered today. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Coleman focuses on the human side of the story, so budding 007s may want to pair this with the more high-tech oriented likes of Richard Platt's Eyewitness Spy (2000). (bibliography, illustration credits) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Illustrated with a fine array of early mini-cameras, hollow-heeled shoes and cleverly disguised weapons displayed at Washington D.C.'s International Spy Museum, this breezy if disjointed tour sweeps from Hammurabi's palace to Moscow's Butyrka Prison. Read full book review >

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EIGHT DOLPHINS OF KATRINA by Janet Wyman Coleman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"During a time of so much destruction, these eight dolphins became a symbol—they banded together and found their way home, just like the human residents of the Gulf Coast. (sources) (Informational picture book. 6-9) "
A spark of hope in the wake of a devastating natural disaster. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FAST EDDIE by Janet Wyman Coleman
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1993

"Frequent b&w illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The author describes this fantasy about an escalating battle between the suburban Plotkin family and its strong-willed neighbor as ``nonfiction''; indeed, though Eddie (a feisty, amoral raccoon), his friend Puff (a cat who's adept—but not always successful—in manipulating her family), and hilariously bumbling Kitty (a golden retriever) express themselves in words, they are portrayed from the ironical perspective of a human who has endured, and been much amused by, their interactions. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A great addition to the literature of the great American game. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
"How can you paint American history without baseball?" asked artist Ralph Fasanella. Read full book review >