Search Results: "Ned Zeman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"Despite a rushed ending and a difficult narrator, the book is an exact, revealing and intermittently moving portrait of a talented but struggling artist."
As an adventurous young magazine writer for Vanity Fair, Zeman traveled the globe in pursuit of compelling subjects; in this searing memoir, he turns his reporter's gaze inward. Read full book review >

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ZOOMER'S SUMMER SNOWSTORM by Ned Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Summer (and maybe winter, too) will never again be the same with Zoomer around. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A cold snack on a hot day turns into a gleefully over-the-top winter fantasia. Read full book review >

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ZOOMER by Ned Young
by Ned Young, illustrated by Ned Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Young's busy, bright paintings in his first picture book show that he can illustrate wildly improbable animal antics in a humorous and more-or-less believable way. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mom's away, but twins Hooper and Cooper diligently get ready for school anyway; Zoomer, however, energetically avoids the task despite his ineffectual dad's best efforts. Read full book review >

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OTHER ENTERTAINMENT by Ned Rorem
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Overall, though, a petty scolding of those of whom Rorem disapproves, and a roaring tribute to himself."
A charmless collection of 37 prose pieces (including essays, reviews, dialogues, even obituaries) by the Pulitzer Prizewinning composer and writer (Knowing When to Stop: A Memoir, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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GLOW by Ned Beauman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A respectable effort to play with the thriller form that gets bogged down by those very same thriller mechanics."
A new club drug tangles a scenester in a global conspiracy in this quirky tale of love and corporate overreach. Read full book review >

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SINDBAD IN THE LAND OF GIANTS by Ludmila Zeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"Zeman includes a double-paged map of Sindbad's voyages and in an author's note, she explains not only the source of the story of Sindbad, but a bit about what readers see in the pictures. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Zeman, who has retold the story of Gilgamesh for children, here retells her second Sindbad (Sindbad, 1999) story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2014

"A sensitive, compassionate and smart retelling of prison stories 'so real, so starkly real, so brutally honest, they seem like our own.'"
In this debut memoir, a woman aims to cultivate learning in youths who, for whatever reason, have ended up behind bars. Read full book review >

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THE PINOCCHIO SYNDROME by David Zeman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2003

"Stiff prose and, despite the plentiful thriller ingredients, hard-to-believe characters."
Heavy-handed first-outing political thriller with a kitchen-sink plot. Read full book review >

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ZOOMER'S OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD CHRISTMAS by Ned Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Kids will connect with this wildly exuberant fantasy, and Zoomer seems destined to zoom off into further ingenious adventures in unexplored territories. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this third entry in an imaginative series, Zoomer the zestful hound dog hits his stride with a wacky Christmas Eve visit from aliens who crash-land in the field near his house. Read full book review >

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Snowball: Chronicles of a Wererabbit by M.Y. Zeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2015

"An amusing and original, if slightly convoluted, take on life as a supernatural being."
A chronicle of the life and adventures of a wererabbit and her vampire dads. Read full book review >

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SUPER SAURUS SAVES KINDERGARTEN by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Imagination as a coping mechanism equals lots of superpowered fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Though his practical sister, Emily, is ready for kindergarten, Arnold, aka Super Saurus, isn't too sure, so he's making plans now to escape, superhero-fashion, from all the imagined perils he will face. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"History at its best: informative, insightful, at times downright titillating."
Sure, Walt Whitman was a big queen, but Abraham Lincoln? Read full book review >