Search Results: "Martin Sixsmith"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2012

"A compelling look at Russian history by a practiced Russia hand—though some would complain that Sixsmith comes down a little too hard on Mikhail Gorbachev, even without a long, pointy beard."
Former BBC Moscow correspondent Sixsmith charts a millennium of one-step-forward, two-steps-back Russian progress. Read full book review >

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PHILOMENA by Martin Sixsmith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A searingly poignant account of forced adoption and its consequences."
A British journalist's novelistic biography about an unwed Irish mother and the son she was forced to give up for adoption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPIN by Martin Sixsmith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2005

"Witty and fascinating in its treatment of realpolitik, but quickly loses itself in a mash of excess."
A likably preposterous roman-à-clef, by a former U.K. government press secretary, takes aim at spin and dirty tricks in politics. Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL ABC by Susi Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"If older volumes of simple alphabet books have seen better days, this one will fill the bill for a replacement. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This alphabet of the animal kingdom has a Victorian-scrapbook feel. Read full book review >

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ABC USA by Martin Jarrie
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 15, 2005

"EWSLUGp2004, illustrated by Ann Boyajian, is only the latest of several more reliable sources. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Using long, stylized figures on chipped-paint backgrounds for a folk-art look, Jarrie tours common US sights, locales and symbols in this alphabetical showcase. 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

Released: May 1, 1999

"Children will respond to this with amusement, and the theme is a worthy one. (Picture book. 7-8)"
A toy bear plays conflict resolution specialist in this post-modern episode from the illustrator of Eric Sanvoisin's The Ink Drinker (1998). Read full book review >