Search Results: "Michael Tobias"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A one-hour documentary based on the book will air on PBS-TV in the fall."
Using a governing metaphor a bit less subtle than a strip mine, environmentalist, author, and filmmaker Tobias argues that humanity is waging a war of aggression against the planet, a ``melancholy war which is destroying Earth and all her precious progeny.'' He travels around China, Indonesia, India, Kenya, the US, and Antarctica and returns, laden with fact and anecdote, to tell us that there are too many of us and that rapine economic development is killing the planet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WRITERS HARVEST 3 by Tobias Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A strong and varied anthology gathered for a worthwhile cause."
The money raised by these Writer's Harvest anthologies, which collect representative work by both new and well-established writers, is donated to the Share Our Strength coalition, devoted to ending hunger, thus allowing writers, in the words of Tobias Wolff, "the chance to put their work at the service of others without any sanctimonious distortions of their voices and interests." Read full book review >

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MONSTER MUNCH by Tobias  Krejtschi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"A bit of geometry and a bit of physiology add up to monstrous fun. (Board book. 2-4)"
What do monsters of various shapes eat? Why, food of various shapes, of course! Read full book review >

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CORYDON AND THE FALL OF ATLANTIS by Tobias Druitt
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"The author promises one more episode, set at Troy. (glossary) (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Driven by the same agile imagination and lively wit that animated Corydon and the Island of Monsters (2006), this sequel sends goat-footed young Corydon off to Atlantis to rescue his friend, the gentle Minotaur. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN by Tobias Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Hill's grasp of history is more impressive than his hold on his characters."
Ancient and modern Greece meet in this ambitious, slow-paced story of an archaeological dig whose members have a hidden agenda. Read full book review >

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CORYDON AND THE ISLAND OF MONSTERS by Tobias Druitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2006

"Reading this witty, profoundly sapient take on the old tales will leave readers impatient for the sequels. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
Writing under a pseudonym, a mother-and-son team sets out to view the ancient Greek mythological landscape from a reverse angle in this captivating trilogy opener. Read full book review >

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THE LOVE OF STONES by Tobias Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Katharine is compelling, but the narrative is long, ornate in style, and infinitely faceted. Still, richly worthwhile for just the right kind of sophisticated reader."
A priceless constellation of gems finds its way from medieval Burgundy to Victorian London in Britisher Hill's (Underground, not reviewed) tortuous and exacting historical saga. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS BOY'S LIFE by Tobias Wolff
Released: Jan. 24, 1988

"Lucid, bitter, precise, terribly sad: the real-life equivalent of Wolff's acclaimed fiction."
Wolff shifts to nonfiction in this jewel-like memoir of childhood in the 1950's. Read full book review >

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SECRET PLACES by Tobias Schneebaum
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Despite an occasionally pedantic tone, Schneebaum tells an astonishing tale with exceptional verve and brio. (11 b&w photographs)"
The account of an extended walkabout in search of "people who would accept me, teach me how to live without a feeling of aloneness, teach me love and allow for my sexuality"—which Schneebaum (Where the Spirits Dwell, 1987) finds in New Guinea and, to a lesser extent, New York City. Read full book review >

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OLD SCHOOL by Tobias Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2003

"An odd pastiche that never coheres: storywriter and editor Wolff (Best New American Voices 2000, etc.) offers some nice vignettes that add up to considerably less than the sum of their parts."
A witty but ultimately rather pointless debut novel about life at a New England boarding school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEST NEW AMERICAN VOICES 2000 by Tobias Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2000

"Both the imperatives of multiculturalism and a proliferation of genuine literary talent have stimulated a contemporary plethora of story anthologies. This lively volume is one of the best of them."
Twenty previously unpublished stories, chosen by debut guest editor Wolff from entries submitted by various collegiate writing programs, community workshops, prison writing projects, and miscellaneous competitions, located in the US and Canada. Read full book review >