Search Results: "Michelle Palm"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2011

"A saucy addition to any mixologist's library."
The frat-party favorite is all grown up. Read full book review >

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MICHELLE OBAMA by Peter Slevin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Slevin delivers a somewhat fawning portrait, but when necessary, he is willing to criticize and reveal his subject's missteps."
A Chicago-based journalist probes the fortunate yet humble upbringing of the first lady and, in a tedious refrain, her effective blackness. Read full book review >

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PALM TREES by Nancy Cote
by Nancy Cote, illustrated by Nancy Cote
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

"A likable debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mama's at work, and the damp August air makes Millie's hair hard to fix by herself; still, she's pleased with the effect she creates with two rubber bands—until Renee laughs and says, ``You've got palm trees on top of your head.'' Mortified, Millie runs home, but she's soon followed by her friend, sporting three ``palm trees'' and prepared to spend the day playing with their hair. Read full book review >

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PALM SUNDAY by Kurt Vonnegut
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1981

"KV—wildly sentimental but hard and funny on the surface—and sure to please his fans while offering sporadic items of interest to others."
Is this "collage" of Vonnegut's occasional writings "a very great book by an American genius" (as he declares in a pretty hilarious mock-preface)? Read full book review >

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FIRST PALM TREES by James Berry
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"A rollicking, original read-aloud. (Picture book/folklore. 5-9)"
A prophet sees a vision of palm trees in a dream, and the king offers a great reward to anyone who can make them appear. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"While writing about the first lady, most of these perceptive essayists are also writing about themselves and their country, showing the shifts in perception and possibility that she has helped inspire."
A collection of essays that genuflect before a first lady like no other. Read full book review >

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A PALM FOR MRS. POLLIFAX by Dorothy Gilman
Released: April 1, 1973

"The following will be after this — in a single bound."
That alter ego of hearthside matrons takes care of espionage, murder and sinister Arabs holding countrymen as hostages (a coup back home) in a luxury convalescent hotel in Switzerland. Mrs. Pollifax's mission is to find a cache of plutonium, which she does of course, but her contact is murdered, and when she becomes curious about a frightened Arab boy, enemies tighten the net. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A humorous tale of one man's quick rise to fame and even faster fall."
A young man's coming-of-age amid the glitzy backdrop of mid-20th-century New York. Read full book review >

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IN THE PALM OF DARKNESS by Mayra Montero
Released: May 1, 1997

"A refreshingly sophisticated treat. (Author tour)"
In The Palm Of Darkness ($21.00; May 1997; 192 pp.; 0-06-018703- 4): A Cuban writers's intensely imaginative portrait of the extremities of Haitian culture rings some fresh changes on the overfamiliar theme of intellectual arrogance humbled by its collision with ``elemental'' peasant wisdom. Read full book review >

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HEART OF PALM by Laura Lee Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2013

"In the end, Smith overlaps territory John Sayles explored in Sunshine State, but with a more generous sense of our foibles. It's a promising start—and a lot of fun."
Amiable debut novel of life in the nonglitzy part of Florida, the swampy confines of the Georgia borderlands. Read full book review >