Search Results: "Nan Silver"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"For such an overcrowded topic, this entry manages to be both instructional and enlightening."
Gottman and Silver (co-authors: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, 1999, etc.) return with a discussion of trust, intimacy and the secrets to love's longevity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Mathematics and science aside, there's plenty of old- fashioned, helpful, and worthwhile advice here about gender differences, realistic expectations, love, and respect—advice that may appeal especially to those who enjoy taking quizzes and analyzing relationships."
From psychology professor (Univ. of Washington) and marriage researcher Gottman: an upbeat, easy-to-follow manual based on research into the dynamics of married couples. Read full book review >

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MY PARENT HAS CANCER AND IT REALLY SUCKS by Maya Silver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"There are some helpful ideas and anecdotes here, but it's not for every teen. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A guide for teens who have a parent with cancer is chock-full of information and advice but sometimes misses the mark. Read full book review >

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FAMILIES ARE FUNNY by Nan Hunt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"An Australian great-grandmother authored this pungent portrait of a universal irony; large format and Niland's amusingly exaggerated caricatures of the participants suit the book for group use. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A cheery survey of the inconsistencies of the narrator's near and dear: Dad demands instant action when he wants something, but when she has a request for him, his answer is ``Not now...I'm busy.'' Brother Dave is glad to play ball with her, until his friends come over; Uncle Jack asks, ``What do you want to do?'' but then ``we do what he wants to do.'' Still, everyone rallies lovingly round when she gets sick. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE IS KILLING THE GREAT CHEFS OF AMERICA by Nan Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 30, 1993

"Bring mints."
SoufflÇ sequel to Someone is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe (1976)—just as brainlessly brilliant, sustained, and instantly dated in its trendiness as the Lyonses' somewhat better last outing, The President is Coming to Lunch (1988). Read full book review >

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A DOUBLE LIFE by Nan Goldin
Released: June 1, 1994

"Collectively, the photographs add up to something of a mixture between a (raw, very raw) family album and a photo essay that follows a group of impulsive, charismatic people from the end of the hippy era through the glam-party 1970s and into the age of AIDS."
Two old friends, photographers, survivors of druggy 1970s, and devotees of the drag-queen subculture, Goldin and Armstrong present photographs that summarize the long strange trip they've taken together. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 1999

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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2009

"A densely packed, dizzyingly detailed tale of art and espionage."
Archaeologist and journalist Silver traces the route of a lost masterpiece. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABE IN PARADISE by Marisa Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2001

"A few gems, a few disappointments, a voice to watch."
An uneven first collection from writer/filmmaker Silver. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 16, 2002

"A fine introduction to the racetrack that's also a dazzlingly successful blind date, deeply and unexpectedly satisfying, between readers and thoroughbreds. (b&w photos throughout)"
A wonderfully expressive love story between Mooney, who writes for The Blood-Horse magazine, and that permanent adolescent of the horse world, the thoroughbred. Read full book review >

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HIDING OUT AT THE PANCAKE PALACE by Nan Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"Her audience will eat it up. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A pair of not-yet-teenagers finds common ground searching for their personal music in New Jersey's Pinelands. Read full book review >