Search Results: "Naomi Howland"


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THE MATZAH MAN by Naomi Howland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2002

"Includes a glossary of holiday terms. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The gingerbread boy has appeared as a baby, a man, a pancake, and a Russian bun. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS SAYS GOODNIGHT by Naomi Howland
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2010

"There's no question it will infuse a bedtime routine with some fun, but it proves you can judge a book by its cover. (Picture book. 3-6)"
How would a little girl go to bed if she were a princess? Read full book review >

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1001 CRANES by Naomi Hirahara
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Well-written and episodic, this is an easy read that seeks to explain how relationships work or don't, and to reassure readers that it is possible to survive even the worst. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Relationships aren't easy. Read full book review >

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A LETTER THAT WILL COME TOMORROW by Naomi O'Hara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2008

"An heartfelt, insightful analysis on the inhumanity of war."
War and humanity in a battle-weary America circa 2021. Read full book review >

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MRS. HEMINGWAY by Naomi Wood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"With its delicate phrasing, softly voiced but insightful portraits, and unsensational handling of the love triangles, Woods' novel revisits literary myth with restrained empathy."
The four wives of Ernest Hemingway—each loved, each abandoned—are given understated yet telling voices as they recount their relationships with a mercurial giant of literature. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 18, 2008

"A wonderfully executed, powerful family chronicle."
Five relatives narrate their harrowing World War II experiences in this family chronicle. Read full book review >

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THE TENTH SONG by Naomi Ragen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A page-turner illustrating the horrifying consequences of becoming embroiled in the American legal system, slowed by far too many weighty passages of authorial comment about the sad state of morals today."
An upper-middle-class Jewish family is thrown into turmoil when a father is accused of abetting terrorism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1993

It's well known that Coleridge dreamed, word-for-word, his great poem ``Kublai Khan''—but not that William Styron wrote the opening paragraphs of Sophie's Choice after dreaming of a woman with tattooed numbers on her arm, or that Stephen King based the horrific Marston House of Salem's Lot on a dream he had as an eight-year-old. Read full book review >

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THE STAR SIDE OF BIRD HILL by Naomi Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"An engrossing and poignant coming-of-age story populated with engaging, well-drawn characters."
Sixteen-year-old Dionne Braithwaite and her 10-year-old sister, Phaedra, are sent to the tiny town of St. John, Barbados, to stay with their grandmother while their mother, Avril, recovers from a long depression. Read full book review >

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Released: June 13, 2017

"A useful volume in the fast-growing library of resistance, complete with concluding manifesto."
Viewing the Trump-ian train wreck, Intercept senior correspondent Klein (This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, 2014, etc.) insists that she told us so. Read full book review >