Search Results: "Paul Giganti Jr."


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"An excellent addition to every primary teacher's bookshelf or home library. (Picture book. 4-9)"
The difference in this counting book is the difference—it's all about subtraction. Read full book review >

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EACH ORANGE HAD EIGHT SLICES by Paul Giganti Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 1992

"Unusually handsome and useful. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In the style of Giganti and Crews's How Many Snails? (1989), 11 opportunities for children to begin to grasp the concept of multiplication—or simply to count items that may mount into the 50s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Smart and fast-paced; one of the better pieces to appear so far in this anniversary year."
On the Road, celebrating its 50th birthday, may have been composed in a white heat. But, as Kerouac scholar Maher ably shows in this biography of the book and its author, it took years for that heat to build. Read full book review >

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TOM WAITS ON TOM WAITS by Paul Maher Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Some entertaining yarns lurk among a great deal of garrulous dross."
The singer-songwriter-actor-playwright with a rare gift of gab gets a second anthology of interviews. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 15, 1990

The psychiatrist who popularized near-death experience in Life After Life does the same for reincarnation, with an assist from science/health-writer Perry (Psychology Today, etc.). Read full book review >

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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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The Legendary Pine Barrens by Paul Evans  Pedersen Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2013

"An entertaining collection in need of a bit more context."
A collection offictionalstories, songs and personal reflections of the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Clark is an intriguing figure with a story that will interest many, but the book misses the mark as an in-depth exposé."
An investigation into the secretive life of the youngest daughter and heiress to a Gilded Age copper tycoon. Read full book review >

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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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WHERE SHERLOCK HOLMES MEETS FANTASY
by John DeNardo

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he'd say that nothing in the world is certain except death, taxes, and Sherlock Holmes stories. Sherlock Holmes, the iconic consulting detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, is a perennial mainstay in the literary world. What's not to like? Holmes' methods of investigation and deductions are flawless and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RIMSHOTS by Jr. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Smith closes with another tribute, to the African-American athletes, musicians, and artists who have meant the most to him. (Poetry. 8-11)"
Mixing poetry, memoir, short fiction, and photography, Smith pays a fast-break tribute to the pleasures and pains of b-ball, from being benched (" ‘Please Put Me In, Coach!!' "); to playing "Hot Like Fire," on the way to scoring 65 points; remembering "the time when my dad could no longer play one on one; or how a new kid, "Meek," proved himself on the court, once he was given a chance. Read full book review >