Search Results: "Pamela J. Olson"


BOOK REVIEW

FAST TIMES IN PALESTINE by Pamela J. Olson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"Where paradox is as common as breathing, Olson discovers a kind of freedom amid the barbed wire. An empathetic, intriguing memoir."
A moving memoir of a young woman's political awakening under occupation. Read full book review >

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THE THUNDERSTRUCK STORK by David J. Olson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Hence, the next time young readers behave like rogue elephants in a family of damselflies, they will understand that such things happen and no one's going to be thrown from the nest. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Webster the stork, charged with delivering babies west of New York, has a head-on collision with a hot-air balloon, his brains get scrambled. Read full book review >

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Trust Without Borders by Pamela J. Alexander
NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 2016

"A careful, heartfelt textual deconstruction of Psalm 37 that reassures its readers: 'He shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.'"
A nonfiction debut offers an exhaustive explication of one of the most famous psalms of the Bible. Read full book review >

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TWO-LEGGED, FOUR-LEGGED, NO-LEGGED RHYMES by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"But an appealing collection. (Poetry/Picture book. 4-10)"
From the author of A Hippopotamusn't (1990), more ebullient verse about animals. Read full book review >

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YOUNG MOUSE AND ELEPHANT by Pamela J. Farris
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"The sketchy pictures are done in ink and unembellished watercolors. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
Farris's first book is an East African tale about a strong young mouse who wants to test his strength on Elephant. Read full book review >

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WRITE LETTER TO BILLY by Toby Olson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The bottom line: too much going on, too many coincidences to allow either the mystery or the search for deeper meaning to become credible."
An unsolved murder pulls together the varied threads of a story that relies heavily on coincidence in reuniting a father with his teenaged daughter, and a brother with his Siamese twin, while also self-consciously exploring memory and identity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2017

"Feel-good histories of World War II have fallen out of fashion, but Britain's sole stand against Hitler remains inspiring. Despite the title, the occupied nations that she sheltered did not 'turn the tide,' but Olson delivers an engrossing, sometimes-disturbing account of their energetic efforts."
A "rich, intensely human story" of European cooperation during World War II. Read full book review >

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THE ICON by Neil Olson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"A passable debut with good scenery."
Old enemies from the partisan warfare in WWII Greece bring their various lusts for an ancient Byzantine icon to New York City and Westchester. Read full book review >

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TICKLE, TICKLE! ITCH, TWITCH! by Julie Olson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

A mischievous mouse plays a trick on a slumbering groundhog. 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

TWISTED FATE by Norah Olson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A goose-bump-raising psychological thriller that will engross even the most jaded mystery enthusiast. (Thriller. 14-18)"
In this bracing tale of modern teenhood, the lives of estranged sisters Ally and Syd become re-entwined through an obsession with a mercurial boy. Read full book review >