Search Results: "Palmer Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

BROWN by Richard Rodriguez
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2002

"Elegant, controversial, and altogether memorable."
A poetic, often contrarian meditation on race in modern America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HICKORY by Palmer Brown
by Palmer Brown, illustrated by Palmer Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 1978

"The wistfulness that's Palmer Brown's—with a twist, here, of E. B. White—and some characteristically winsome details (like the pickle jar that serves as Hickory's sun parlor) give this a quiet appeal however less than memorable it may be. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Palmer Brown's first book in 20 years looks and sounds—and sometimes resounds—like Cheerful (1957), though the situation and its development are less inspired (remember churchmouse Cheerful singing "Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John") and the illustrations accompany rather than balance the text—which in any case has less intriguing pictorial possibilities. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE PAWPAW TREES by Palmer Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1954

"Unhackneyed, this is as colorful as it sounds and much glitters besides the gold."
In a setting that could be the South, Florida or Georgia maybe, here is a fantasy that shimmers like its own sunny surroundings. Read full book review >

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BROWN by James Polster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Good fun, if ultimately shallow."
A rollicking, at times extremely funny, tall tale disguised as a detective novel, careening with Hunter Thompsonesque panache through the restaurants, bars, and haunts of the corrupt rich in San Francisco, that classic mystery milieu. Read full book review >

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THE PALMER METHOD by E.S. Goldman
Released: Sept. 21, 1995

"Generous, amiable, and touching: a delight."
Sixteen new stories, plus four reprinted from Big Chocolate Cookies (1988) and Earthly Justice (1990), from octogenarian Goldman: a refreshing reminder that, in writing, a late start takes nothing away from a good eye and strong voice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"Sweet wondrous life to live' seems—well, sweet, it's also piquantly ironic in light of the struggles awaiting these promising, much-beloved children. (Poetry. 5+)"
Enchanting period photos of young African-Americans, which Myers collected from "dusty bins in antique shops, flea markets, auction houses, and museum collections." Read full book review >

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BE BROWN! by Barbara Bottner
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Still, as a first outing for a new reader, this commands attention. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bottner's simple tale concerns a young boy with a need to control. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN BROWN by John Hendrix
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Not a story for the younger set, but an important view of one of the most controversial men in American history. (author's note, sources, index) (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
John Brown, with a makeshift flag in one hand and a tiny African-American tot cradled in the other, stands heroically on the jacket of this handsome picture-book biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A stirring life story recounted in straightforward, serviceable prose."
Biography of the disabled Irish artist and author whose life story inspired the Oscar-winning film My Left Foot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BASIC BROWN by Willie Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"The scattershot narrative, breakneck gallop through topics large and small, seductive name-dropping and, above all, Brown's impregnable self-confidence add up to what feels like a genuine encounter with an unforgettable character."
The legendary California politician and power broker struts his stuff. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOLLY BROWN by Kristen Iversen
NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 1999

"A pastiche of reminiscences and newspaper clippings that tries to set the record straight and certainly suggests that, as important as the myth of the golden-hearted Western girl may be, the real Margaret was far more interesting than the cinematic versions. (b&w photos, not seen)"
The real Margaret (she was never called Molly) Brown revealed in a biography long on both dramatic reconstructions of the Titanic disaster and mundane family scrapbooks. Read full book review >