Search Results: "Pamela Ellen Ferguson"


BOOK REVIEW

SUNSHINE PICKLELIME by Pamela Ellen Ferguson
ANIMALS
Released: June 22, 2010

"In this setting that's more evocative of a luxury spa for the superrich than a real town, only Sunshine's dad, unhappy and out of step, seems truly alive. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sunshine Picklelime, age unspecified, lives "in a village very close to you," populated by affluent, high-tech professional families from across the globe. 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

SECRETS by Alane Ferguson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"Still, the story ends on an upbeat note, offering the hope that some bad choices in life can be corrected. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A pervasive tone of anger darkens this tale of a sullen 12-year-old whose world turns upside down when he learns that he's adopted. Read full book review >

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PERIPHERAL VISION by Patricia Ferguson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Intelligent storytelling, albeit too self-consciously structured."
An accomplished English novelist makes her U.S. debut with a sharply observed, intricately plotted novel exploring wounds and attachment across class and time lines. Read full book review >

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BUZZARD BAY by Bob Ferguson
Released: Sept. 14, 2012

"Not for the squeamish, but full of nail-biting excitement."
A struggling farm couple reveals extraordinary grit and determination when they find themselves pitted against an international cocaine cartel. Read full book review >

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Finally! Performance Assessment That Works by Roger Ferguson
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2014

"This much-needed overhaul of the performance assessment process finds that less is more when it comes to motivating employees."
Inspired by the get-it-done attitude in the culture of sales, human resources consultant Ferguson proposes a new way to gauge employee performance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"A lucid, blood-soaked study that will give no comfort to those pining for peace in our time."
A sweeping, big-picture view of the bloodiest century in human history. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN THE BRIDGE AND THE RIVER by Craig Ferguson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2006

"Profane on its surface, ethical at its core and always fun, this debut marks the arrival of an important comic talent."
Ferguson (host of CBS's The Late Late Show) takes us on a wild ride in his scintillating debut, a combination caper/morality tale with the barbed comic energy of a Carl Hiaasen novel. Read full book review >

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21 SECRETS TO AMAZING HEALTH by Traci Ferguson
NON-FICTION
Released: July 30, 2008

"A manageable dose of useful medical information."
A board-certified internal-medicine physician takes the guesswork out of maximizing a healthy lifestyle. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1997

"Throughout, the writing is so powerful that it's hard not to share the author's delight to be back in the woods."
Woodland interludes—quick and bright, dazzling amid the bosky gloom—from a former forest-service ranger (Spirits of the Wild: The World's Great Nature Tales, 1996). Read full book review >