Search Results: "Pamela Sloane-Bradbury"


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ZANNY by Pamela Sloane-Bradbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 18, 2010

"Aimed at children with spectrum disorders, but likely to miss that audience—or any other. (iPad therapeutic app. 5-7)"
A hyperbolic portrait of a lad who operates only at top speed is paired to a bug-ridden recognition game. Read full book review >

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I WAS TOLD THERE’D BE CAKE by Sloane Crosley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"Witty and entertaining."
Humorous collection of autobiographical essays from a single, 20-something woman in New York City. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU GOING TO KISS ME NOW? by Sloane Tanen
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"A witty winner aimed straight at reality-TV fans. (Comedy adventure. 12 & up)"
This clever comedy strands a starstruck girl on a deserted island with major celebrities. Read full book review >

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HOW DID YOU GET THIS NUMBER by Sloane Crosley
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2010

"Confirmation of the promise shown in the author's bestselling debut."
A worthy successor to Crosley's well-received debut, I Was Told There'd Be Cake (2008). Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2011 by Sloane Crosley
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Although these writers invariably have something novel to say, there aren't a lot of moments that will make armchair travelers race out to renew their passports."
An eclectic but not particularly strong collection of pieces involving travel around the globe and around the yard. Read full book review >

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THE CLASP by Sloane Crosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"This novel about a chain of interlinked friends on the brink of their 30s has a few overly manufactured plot elements but overall is a real gem."
This debut novel from a bestselling essayist follows a circle of friends on a quest to find a priceless necklace and regain an even rarer treasure: a genuine connection. 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

Released: Oct. 12, 1977

"For those unfamiliar or previously unsympathetic, the rhymes are easily readable, sensitive on the average, and accessible for people of all ages and levels of sophistication."
To say that Ray Bradbury's poems are energetic would be an understatement: indeed, it is the sheer force of tautly calculated rhyme and meter which hurtles the reader of this volume through some interesting, if familiar, Bradbury territory. Read full book review >

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TO THE HERMITAGE by Malcolm Bradbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2001

A love letter of sorts to the leading "philosophe" of the Enlightenment, as well as an urbane satire on the pretensions and absurdities of academe. Read full book review >

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MARS AND THE MIND OF MAN by Ray Bradbury
Released: July 18, 1973

"Fifty Mars photos will be an important feature."
An engaging, sporadically informative scan of Mars with coordinates locked in on the 1971-72 voyage of Mariner 9, by an ebullient panel consisting of an optimistic Bradbury, a cautious Clarke and their opposite academic numbers, Carl Sagan (Cornell) and Bruce Murray (Cal Tech) plus New York Times Science Editor Walter Sullivan as interlocutor before a California audience. Read full book review >

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DEATH IS A LONELY BUSINESS by Ray Bradbury
Released: Oct. 28, 1985

"Scott Joplin); and—on nearly every page—quirky blendings of creepiness and humor, innocence and decadence, nightmare and cartoon."
Though dedicated to the memory of mystery-writers Chandler, Hammett, Cain, and Macdonald, Bradbury's new novel—his first full-length fiction since Something Wicked This Way Comes—isn't really an homage to the hard-boiled detective genre. Read full book review >