Search Results: "Paula Bowles"


BOOK REVIEW

MESSY JESSE by Paula Bowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A lighthearted story that toddlers will relate to. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A picture book about the joys of messy play. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES UP by Paula Bowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Bowles' visual message is strong, but it's too bad she relies on bromides in her prose. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It takes a village of curious children to cheer up a sad dragon. Read full book review >

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SCARY MARY by Paula Bowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The glib ending notwithstanding, Mary's humorous tactics make her one of the more appealing barnyard brats around. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Animals fly the coop when Scary Mary ruffles her feathers. Read full book review >

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MY TAIL'S NOT TIRED  by Jana Novotny Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Simply sweet. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Monster isn't ready for bed. What can Big Monster do? Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"About a quarter of the collection is dead wood—chat about agents, contracts, fees—but read in one sitting, it's a fascinating, tonic history of the counterculture in what was for a time the American century. (Photographs)"
``Places have always been more important to me than people,'' Bowles (b. 1910) confesses in one of more than 400 letters collected here by Miller. Read full book review >

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THE STORIES OF PAUL BOWLES by Paul Bowles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Bowles was a great writer whom many readers may find hard to stomach (imagine a collaboration among Tennessee Williams, André Gide, and the Marquis de Sade). Those attuned to his hammer-blow rhetoric and nihilistic lyricism should find this generous volume just about irresistible."
Lavish first collected edition of Bowles's harsh, unsparing short fiction—published in conjunction with Ecco's 30th anniversary: 62 elegantly wrought, compact nightmare visions, including the contents of classic earlier volumes, The Delicate Prey (1950) and The Time of Friendship (1967). Read full book review >

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THE SHELTERING SKY by Paul Bowles
Released: Dec. 5, 1949

"A strange book, bitter, clever, for an intellectual audience."
A first novel, although Bowles' short stories may be familiar to the little magazine reader, this has some of the nervous brilliance, atmospheric effectiveness—without the imagery—of the early Prokosch. Read full book review >

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WHEN YOU'RE FEELING SICK by Coy Bowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Skip this in favor of some chicken soup. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
The guitarist and organist for the Zac Brown Band outlines what to do and not do when you are feeling sick. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT FIGHT WITH GREAT FAITH by LeShequa Gasper Bowles
NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 2010

"Endearing testimony that leaves the reader hoping for more."
A touching memoir of a life lived in faith. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"In the spirit of Anthony Bourdain but without the sensationalistic glitz."
One gastronome's worldwide pursuit of perfect—and perfectly awful—cuisine. Read full book review >

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THE ANTICS OF ANT by Jane Margaret Bowles
Released: Aug. 22, 2014

"An offbeat collection that's not for everyone, but could be a cute gift for a pun-loving aunt."
A posthumous compilation of biologist and nature enthusiast Bowles' quirky puns on the word "ant," with accompanying illustrations. Read full book review >