Search Results: "Mark van Overveld"


BOOK REVIEW

VICTOR WANTS TO PLAY by Mark van Overveld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"Clean design and predictable story make this an enjoyable app to share with preschoolers. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
A sweet, if a bit slight, friendship story with good design elements. Read full book review >

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GEAR-UP! by Mark van Dongen
Released: Dec. 16, 2016

"A scrupulously researched and expertly organized leadership development manual."
A business-management guide promotes a comprehensive approach to leadership development, steeped in process-oriented strategy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 18, 2017

"An uneven account of a marketer's spectacular odyssey."
It's "two steps forward, one step back, then two steps forward again, hopefully" for the author in this candid debut memoir of his journey from criminal to millionaire. Read full book review >

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THE VEIL OF SNOWS by Mark Helprin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"As with the previous books, the language, imagery, and wit are aimed at sophisticated sensibilities; Helprin's bottomless imagination and Van Allsburg's monumental visual style create a collaboration that glitters with star quality. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The distinguished collaborators polish off a trilogy that began with Swan Lake (1989) and continued in A City in Winter (1996). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Of use to business readers and self-help types comfortable with Darwinian notions—to say nothing of Machiavellianism."
A pop-psych effort at identifying the traits of a leader, in which nature trumps nurture. Read full book review >

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A CITY IN WINTER by Mark Helprin
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"As this is framed as a memoir, the outcome is never in doubt; readers will take the most pleasure here not from the plot, but from the richly imagined details. (Fiction. 10+)"
Two great fantasists weave threads teased from their previous collaboration, Swan Lake (1989), into a stylish tale of loyalty and rebellion set in a city of Brobdingnagian proportions. Read full book review >

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SWAN LAKE by Mark Helprin
Released: Oct. 1, 1989

"Sure to appeal to the carriage trade, this should also win a small following well beyond this year's fashionable popularity."
An elaborate expansion and transformation of the ballet, by the author of a critically acclaimed fantasy/novel for adults, A Winter's Tale (1983). Read full book review >

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A Wolf at the Gate by Mark Van Steenwyk
Released: March 28, 2015

"A visually stunning work addressing themes of peace, generosity, and forgiveness."
Van Steenwyk (The Unkingdom of God, 2013, etc.) offers an illustrated chapter book about an angry red wolf who encounters a saintly beggar king. Read full book review >

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OUT OF MY HEAD by Didier van Cauwelaert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2004

"A little gem."
Delightful comic tale about a man who can't convince anyone he's who he says he is. 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

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 12, 2004

"Most readers will hope fervently that he does."
Old friends are reunited as new challenges rear their heads in this fifth installment of Maine author Reid's delightful Moosepath Chronicles (Mrs. Roberto, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >