Search Results: "Perez Hilton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WITH PINK HAIR by Perez Hilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Cheery-looking and well-intentioned, but missing a crucial kid sensibility. (Picture book. 5-8)"
There aren't any direct references to boys liking boys or girls liking girls in this story about open-mindedness; it simply calls for tolerance for those who may be thought of as "different," such as this boy, who in addition to his startling looks also likes to cook. Read full book review >

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The Challengers Aero Club by Severo Perez
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 2012

"An engaging, thorough novel about forgotten heroes of aviation history."
Perez's debut historical novel fictionalizes the story of three pioneering black aviators who changed the face of aeronautics. Read full book review >

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DEAD IS A BATTLEFIELD by Marlene Perez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"Fun for the right audience. (Paranormal suspense. 10-16)"
A high-school freshman learns that she's one of a group of women who fight evil beasties in her supernatural town of Nightshade, Calif. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A spunky and heartfelt memoir."
A celebrated Puerto Rican actress's memoir about how she found success despite growing up in unstable and often abusive environments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOSERS’ CLUB by Richard Perez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Rough start but finally builds into an engaging debut."
First novel from a new press that focuses on original literary paperbacks (see Grimes, above). This tyro's effort, however, is far less of a treasure than Grimes's psychopharmacological whiz. Read full book review >

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FRANCIS BACON by Perez Zagorin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"A valuable work for the serious Bacon scholar, but not for the layperson. (20 b&w photos, not seen)"
An erudite investigation into the work of the man regarded as the founder of the Scientific Revolution, this volume attempts to tie together Bacon's many writings, not only on science, but also on language, morals, politics, rhetoric, law, and history. Read full book review >

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THE LONG RED SCARF by Nette Hilton
Released: Nov. 5, 1990

In a cheerful, amusingly repetitive, nicely cadenced voice, an unseen narrator tells how "my grandfather"—admiring fishing crony Jake's cozy neckpiece—tries to get one of his female relatives to knit one for him. Read full book review >

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CANNIBAL ELIOT AND THE LOST HISTORIES OF SAN FRANCISCO by Hilton Obenzinger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"Vivid, poignantly reconstructed moments in history—all rendered with wit and a keen eye for the quirks of human nature."
Having blazed a history of New York in verse (New York on Fire, 1989—not reviewed), Obenzinger now offers stories from San Francisco's colorful past, superbly twisting fact and fancy in a delightful, memorable concoction. Read full book review >

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THE WOMEN by Hilton Als
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"What makes this debut book so compelling is the author's ability to combine extreme honesty with sharp critical discourse, his willingness to explore the shadows of complex lives, including his own, that challenge clichÇs about race and gender without ever sacrificing intellectual rigor."
Examining the images of ``the Negress'' and the ``good Negro'' as they have shaped the lives of several remarkable men and women, including Fulbright scholar and ``fag hag'' Dorothy Dean, poet Owen Dodson, and the author himself, this extended essay combines riveting subject matter with an original critical approach. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 1999

"The Cold War was a war, and Kramer is scarred, but few fought it with more honor, consistency, and moral passion."
An honest, unsparing, and often devastating analysis of how the intellectuals of the left—and for much of the last 70 years the term ‘intellectual' was almost synonymous with the left—dealt with the supreme moral conflict of our times, that between communism and democracy. Read full book review >

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ENDLESS NIGHT by Patrick  Perez
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 14, 2013

"An exciting, slightly more wholesome alternative to Pullman's His Dark Materials series."
In this debut fantasy novel, an awkward boy unexpectedly becomes a warrior when called to save another world. Read full book review >