Search Results: "Nathan Deuel"


BOOK REVIEW

FRIDAY WAS THE BOMB by Nathan Deuel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"The author's honesty and his self-absorption are two sides of the coin."
These essays can stand alone, but they cohere as a slim memoir of a young American family's years of danger in the Middle East. Read full book review >

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YELLOWBELLY AND PLUM GO TO SCHOOL by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"EWSLUGp1998. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hale makes a common premise uncommonly appealing with illustrations that feature a gloriously multi-species cast. Read full book review >

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DRIVE by Nathan Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Indeed, in its strong, steady lines and depiction of a deeply pastoral Midwest, this offering could well be seen as the Great American Truck Book. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Striking graphics accompany a child's narration of a truck-driving dad's day at work, from his departure before dawn to his arrival home at the end of the day. Read full book review >

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NATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Includes source notes, bibliography, index, illustrations not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Unlike doomsayers who paint a stark picture of no-win choices between eating and breathing, Aaseng carefully teases out facts and trends to answer his subtitle's question in the affirmative. Read full book review >

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THEM by Nathan McCall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"Squirm-inducing, which surely was the author's intention."
From memoirist and journalist McCall (What's Going On: Personal Essays, 1997, etc.), a debut novel about an Atlanta neighborhood undergoing gentrification—or invasion, depending on your point of view. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2013

"A random digest of recondite terms that may be inaccessible to most."
Coppedge (The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit, 2013) explores obscure notions of psychology in this collection of ruminations. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"A winner. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
Perfectly pitched to its target elementary audience, this tells the story of Sarah Keys Evans, a young woman who refused to give up her seat on a bus three years before Rosa Parks did the same. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Provocative but regularly flippant."
A radically anti-conservative agenda and biennial campus series known as "Sex Week" are blamed for the alleged corruption of one of the nation's most prestigious universities. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Complementing Donna Rosenthal's iconoclastic study The Israelis (2003), Nathan's book offers an optimistic—if unlikely—vision of a multiethnic nation without divides."
A record of life in the "other Israel," a place not found in travel brochures nor, usually, in headlines. Read full book review >

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ORCSLAYER by Nathan Long
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"An engaging if derivative fantasy tale."
A snappy serial in the Tolkein vein draws its heroes and villains from a somewhat tired set of fantasy tropes, but Long's storytelling ability makes it worthwhile. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"A wild rock 'n' roll ride."
The head writer for the Onion A.V. Club goes native with Phishheads and Juggalos. Read full book review >