Search Results: "Pamela Samuels Young"


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ANYBODY'S DAUGHTER by Pamela Samuels Young
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 27, 2013

"A fast-paced, well-written thriller that's grounded in important social issues."
A sex-trafficking ring kidnaps a 13-year-old girl in Young's mystery/thriller. 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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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 25, 2013

"A direct approach and friendly tone go a long way toward making Samuels' guide a quick, entertaining read."
Learning to apply the law of attraction to achieve success is simply a matter of properly educating oneself, argues Samuels (Just Ask the Universe, 2011)in this personably written self-help guide. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A pleasant and effective blend of American natural history and national history designed to stir readers' own fond memories of trees. (38 b&w illus.)"
An affectionate appreciation of trees and their place in the American landscape, expressed through the stories of individual trees. Read full book review >

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I WAS A PILOT FOR THE MOB by David Samuels
Released: June 18, 2012

"A credible, instantly appealing and meaningful read."
In Samuels' novel, an adventure-craving thrill-seeker begins his journey through life as a fighter pilot in the Vietnam War; however, his thirst for danger lands him in one precarious situation after another. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"An enthusiastic tribute to women who replace the stigma attached to the term 'running like a girl' with a sense of power and honor."
A well-rounded investigation into the profound impact of sports on women of all ages and walks of life. Read full book review >

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EXIST NO MORE by Detavio Samuels
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2013

"Bighearted and energizing advice for being your best self, but it's all a bit vague."
In this readable, slightly spiritual volume, Samuels inspires readers to find and follow their true passions instead of simply functioning on autopilot. Read full book review >

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THE BABY HOUSE by Norma Simon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

A newly illustrated reissue of a 1955 text which has held up well, in general: an expectant family first welcomes kittens, then puppies (and keeps them all, so the clear-toned watercolor illustrations offer many opportunities for counting), then a baby. Read full book review >