Search Results: "Matt Kaplan"


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SCIENCE OF THE MAGICAL by Matt Kaplan
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A charming romp through the history of science."
How myths and magical beliefs may provide the first glimmers of scientific discovery. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"The appeal of monsters never stales, and in Kaplan's hands, these characters shine."
A delightfully serious—well, mostly—dissection of monsterland. Read full book review >

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COUSIN IRV FROM MARS by Bruce Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"Clever, but the sophisticated humor seems aimed at older readers and adults. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sometimes relatives are so weird that they seem to be from outer space. This one just happens to be from Mars. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Gourmet reading—rich in ideas, global references and amusing and provocative examples, served with great style."
The mother-son co-authors of Chances Are…: Adventures in Probability (2006) turn their considerable authorial skills and wit to human behavior, from our isolated cave-dwelling ancestors to today's globalized, interconnected world. Read full book review >

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE by Arie Kaplan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A sketchy, superficial treatment of a subject worthy of much more. (source notes, bibliography, further information, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
This brief overview of the long-running, influential sketch-comedy show is brimming with facts but lacking in substance. Read full book review >

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BROOKLYN BRIDGE by Leslie Kaplan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 1993

"Something was lost in translation."
First published in 1987 in France, Kaplan's drifting, pointillistic attempt to evoke four New Yorkers' existential angst may strike American readers as more comic than elucidating with its quasi-meaningful juxtaposition of ghetto blasters with abrupt, inexplicable sexual battles among white people. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 1996

"Although Kaplan's prose flags at points, her powerful story will be invaluable to organizers, feminist historians, and anyone concerned about contemporary threats to personal liberty."
A firsthand account of an underdocumented moment in the history of abortion and women's liberation. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN by Fred Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2008

"A highly readable, often insightful analysis of an unequaled prose master for whom writing was 'the supreme artifact of human genius.'"
How the 16th president used—and transformed—the English language. Read full book review >

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SINATRA by James Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"An appropriately big book for an oversized artistic presence."
The meatiness of the material justifies the length of the author's second (and concluding) volume of his biography of Frank Sinatra (1915-1998). Read full book review >

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THE TELL by Hester Kaplan
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"An initially intriguing but ultimately disappointing effort."
A stranger comes to town, upsetting the heretofore placid lives of a couple. Read full book review >