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

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 1999

"This book makes clear why Coffin is one of America's most valuable visionaries and dreamers."
This slim volume gathers together seven essays by Coffin, former chaplain at Yale and pastor of New York's Riverside Church. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 28, 1973

"In either event, it might sell more copies than all this year's NBA nominees put together."
This sing-song collection of pretentious verse by the famous sci-fi author indicates once again, as if it needed proving, that most fiction writers have not the slightest aptitude for poetry. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN by Ray Bradbury
Released: March 19, 1953

"A very pleasant variety show."
A double dozen from a recognized science-fiction writer, these stories range further in subject than his expected field, so that this is not necessarily confined to bug-eyed monster devotees. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Essays made up mainly of declamation. Stick with the novels and stories that ensure Bradbury's place in the pantheon."
In three dozen pieces sometimes prickly and always passionate, SF/fantasy legend Bradbury fires off opinions galore on books, movies, SF and the people and places in his life. Read full book review >