Search Results: "Pamela Baron"


BOOK REVIEW

A TROOP IS A GROUP OF MONKEYS by Julie Hedlund
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2013

"A pleasing app, but one that could use the iPad's interactive features to help children learn new vocabulary more effectively. (iPad informational app. 3-7)"
From a parliament of owls to a tower of giraffes, young readers will learn interesting collective nouns used for groups of animals. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PAMELA HAAG
by Alexia Nader

What does a haunted house in California have to do with gun control? This question animates Pamela Haag’s newest book, The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture, a history of the gun business in the late 19th century focused on the Winchester family. Haag shows this history as two interrelated stories, represented respectively in the ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DEFRIENDED by Ruth Baron
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2013

"Baron produces a novel that feels based on adult assumptions regarding teens' use of Facebook; it will likely appeal only to the disconnected adult gift-giver with no sense of teen reading taste. (Horror. 12-16)"
A ghost-story wannabe for the digital age. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"A misguided focus on sex and booze overshadows the moments of insight and inspiration."
A memoir of one young woman's experience working as Ralph Reed's spokeswoman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"H.R. Giger meets Keith Haring, illuminated by the artist's engaging insight."
Part monograph, part manifesto, Baron's (El Paso, 1981) illustrated book presents an overview of his life's work creating "embellished fantasy images." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIVING THE GOOD DEATH by Scott  Baron
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 20, 2017

"This paranormal tale sets an intriguing stage, but its blander passages dilute the comedy."
Baron (Snow White's Walk of Shame, 2017, etc.) offers a novel in which Death comes to life. Read full book review >

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LA DOLCE VITA by Herb Baron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"A heartfelt, touching look back on a full life."
A World War II vet and businessman reflects on a life spent with his beloved wife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Convincing argument that the return of the big carnivores will sharpen the debate over how humans situate themselves in the environment—at least, it certainly should. (3 illustrations, 2 maps, not seen)"
A thoughtful history from environmental reporter Baron elegantly forewarns of the mountain lion's return to human-populated landscapes. Read full book review >

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Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery by Irene Baron
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"Intriguing study of the 'Christmas star' but in need of further scientific backing."
Debut writer and former science teacher Baron tackles the ancient mystery of the Christmas star—the astronomical phenomenon recorded in the Bible as having heralded the birth of Jesus Christ. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEAN ROSEN IS NOT FOR SALE by Jeff Baron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Readers will relish his bravado, wit and creativity as Sean emerges from his encounters wiser yet still determined to follow his dreams. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A fledgling screenwriter, podcast creator and potential entertainment-industry innovator, 13-year-old Sean is full of ideas. Read full book review >

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WHAT IS A WALL, AFTER ALL? by Judy Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"With much intriguing detail— and a particularly intriguing title spread of a many-cornered wall that, in Baron's artful perspective, makes a straight line across the pages: excellent nonfiction, sure to amuse. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
A lighthearted but searching and intelligent exploration of the concept and lore of walls, from dry-stone structures to honeycombs and tin cans. Read full book review >