Search Results: "Martin Sheen"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"Shedding light on the creation of a unique family and an American acting dynasty, this book is certain to become a Father's Day gift staple for West Wing and Repo Man fans alike."
The patriarch and scion of one of America's best-known acting families take turns sharing the stories of their lives, careers and relationship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THINGS UNSPOKEN by Anitra Sheen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"The absence of telling observations, an incisive grasp of events, or a notable style robs the story of narrative sparkle: it floats slowly to the reader's lap in shades of melancholy blue and indifferent gray."
After a lazy, drifting start, Sheen's first novel proves to be a modest drama about the slow disintegration of a Los Angeles family through the 1950s and "60s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO CENTS PLAIN by Martin Lemelman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2010

"'Life is the biggest bargain. You get it for free,' reads one of the Yiddish sayings that introduce the chapters, in a book that is both a celebration and an affirmation of life."
Memory comes alive in this compelling amalgam of drawing, narrative and archival photography. Read full book review >

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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FLIGHT OF THE FISHERBIRD by Nora Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"The author's note connects this story with the smuggling of human cargo still occurring today. (map, photograph, bibliography) (Fiction. 9-13)"
It's 1889 and the US has recently passed the Chinese Expulsion Act and the Scott Act, barring the entrance of new Chinese immigrants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PANTHER by Martin Booth
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Appealingly short and absorbing. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The thrill of the hunt propels two children into an unusual (to say the least) wildlife encounter on an isolated West Country moor, in this brief tale from the author of War Dog (1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMART SCIENCE TRICKS by Martin Gardner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"It will send them scrambling to learn more about important science topics. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Ninety-five super science tricks and brief experiments to delight science teachers and young readers gleaned from the author's "Trick of the Month" feature in Physics Teacher magazine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EAGLE'S SHADOW by Nora Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A suspenseful page-turner as well as a joyous exploration of a unique world in a remote setting. (Fiction. 10-14)"
From the first sentence of this unusual novel—``A year ago my world was water''—narrated by a half-Irish and half-Tlingit Indian 12-year-old, readers will be drawn to the poetic language, the promise of a compelling plot, and a hint of mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KIDNAPPING OF SUZIE Q. by Martin Waddell
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

A taut, realistic thriller from Waddell (Tango's Baby, 1995, etc.) featuring a feisty, thoughtful heroine. Read full book review >