Search Results: "Maya Lang"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SIXTEENTH OF JUNE by Maya Lang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"A promising writer gives the love triangle an engaging workout under challenging constraints."
An uneven debut has fun with James Joyce while packing years of a family's life into a single day. Read full book review >

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THE SHIP OF FOOLS AND THE END OF THE SPACE RACE
by Andrew Liptak

On the evening of December 7th, 1972, a cruise ship named the SS Statendam coasted in the dark waters off the shores of Cape Canaveral. It carried a light load: only one hundred passengers occupied the vessel meant to carry over six times that number. Onboard, everyone had their eyes trained towards the shore. At 12:33 am, Apollo ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 8, 2008

"Adapted from Lang Lang's autobiography for adults. (Memoir. 12 & up)"
This Chinese-born pianist enjoys a worldwide career as a soloist, with performances so exciting and dramatic that staid concertgoers stand up and cheer. Read full book review >

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LOOKING OUT FOR SARAH by Glenna Lang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Young readers will be interested to read about the life of a guide dog from his own perspective, but they might not make it through the end of this ho-hum title. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Going to the post office, shopping for groceries, and taking the train might not seem like difficult tasks—unless you're blind. Read full book review >

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HOORAY FOR KIDS! by Suzanne Lang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Still, the Langs get across that there are all types of kids in this world, and teachers could easily springboard to asking students to write about themselves. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rhyming verse explores individuality among kids. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES by Lang Lang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2008

"A true rags-to-riches story told with fervor and variety."
The 25-year-old Chinese piano prodigy chronicles his coming of age. Read full book review >

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STRANGE WAYS by Luc Lang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"Dribs and drabs of blackish comedy, poorly seasoned."
Murder and bad cooking make for surprisingly cozy bedfellows. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"An extraordinary resource for scholars, and a lasting contribution to the fields of Christian history and ritual studies."
A thoughtfully conceived, thoroughly researched history that posits pagan origins for the rituals of Christian worship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"A sometimes enjoyable but uneasy mix of memoir and baseball book."
Sportswriter and SLAM Magazine executive editor Whitaker documents his passion for the Atlanta Braves, but the results read like notes for a more ambitious book the author may have had in mind. Read full book review >

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DARK VICTORY by Michele Lang
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Fans of the previous will jump right in, but the uncommitted may find too many nits to pick."
Sequel to Lady Lazarus (2010, etc.), an urban historical fantasy where World War II is about to be fought not just with guns, tanks and planes, but also by witches, vampires, angels, demons and werewolves. Read full book review >