Search Results: "Mitch Vane"


BOOK REVIEW

POODLE AND HOUND by Kathryn Lasky
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2009

"Vane's humorous watercolors, especially Poodle's creative outfits, add some depth to these stories, but they lack spark. (Early reader. 4-8)"
Friends Poodle and Hound learn to understand each other in three related short stories for new readers. Read full book review >

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A MOUNTAIN OF MITTENS by Lynn Plourde
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"A happy and sublimely silly tale—but why is a book about mittens publishing in the summer? (Picture book. 4-7)"
Where do all those lost mittens go? Read full book review >

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THE PATCH by Justina Chen Headley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Who knows—maybe eye patches will become accessorizing statements, but for an issue-driven offering, this one's not bad. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is an unlikely hook to hang a story on, but since nearly five percent of children experience the condition, and may feel a twinge of discomfort regarding its treatment, the time has definitely come for this issue. Read full book review >

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UNDERSURFACE by Mitch Cullin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"From deep inside the man's head there's no denying the completeness of his transformation, but even so the brutality of the endgame here seems to go a step too far."
Taking a thread from his last novel, The Cosmology of Bing (2001), for his fifth, Cullin uses a true story and his true gift for grit to record the unraveling of a high-school English teacher as he moves a bit too inexorably from heterosexual family life to a gay nightlife, and ultimately to murder. Read full book review >

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ONE SIMPLE IDEA by Mitch Horowitz
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A historically rich analysis of an idea that is older than many may think."
The evolution of the positive-thinking movement. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

Award-winning sportswriter Albom was a student at Brandeis University, some two decades ago, of sociologist Morrie Schwartz. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN by Mitch Albom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A sentimental meditation on '[w]hat is false about hope?'"
Albom (The Time Keeper, 2012, etc.) goes divine again in a story about love, forgiveness and the hereafter. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Too often, though, Gelman's self-absorbed approach gets in the way of the terrific stories he has to tell; for the real moxie, read Buchanan."
A tumultuous year (1989) in the life of a cub crime-reporter for New York Newsday. Read full book review >

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WILLY SLATER'S LANE by Mitch Wieland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 1997

"A modest mixture of Sherwood Anderson and Erskine Caldwell, with some perfectly observed characters in a narrative that is winningly sweet without being sentimental."
Charming, upbeat first novel set in Ohio. Read full book review >

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A SLIGHT TRICK OF THE MIND by Mitch Cullin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 2005

"A talented writer's bold step forward. Let's hope Cullin isn't finished with Sherlock Holmes."
This wistful portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in old age is a real departure from Cullin's previous up-and-down fiction (Undersurface, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2006

"It took years of tireless research on the part of an Army investigator to bring this appalling story to even the barest glimmer of light. Sallah and Weiss do a solid job of unearthing the rest of it."
Journalists Sallah and Weiss expand their Pulitzer Prize-winning account of American atrocities in Vietnam to book length. Read full book review >