Search Results: "Peter Balakian"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2001

"An impressive collection of solid work, in which the author's voice is sure and sonorous."
This volume gathers poems from the author's previous collections, which span the last quarter of the 20th century, and adds more than a dozen new ones. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2003

"Thoroughly convincing—and one more reason for the governments of the West, including the Clinton administration, to be ashamed."
An eloquent account of Turkey's long campaign to rid itself of Armenians—and far longer campaign to disavow any responsibility for crimes against humanity. Read full book review >

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BLACK DOG OF FATE by Peter Balakian
NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 1997

"Includes a chilling genealogy of Balakian's parents' families."
An essential American story of the author's upbringing as the child of Armenian immigrants—and of his gradual discovery of an entire culture's genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Turks in 1915. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2009

"An important historical document, though its relentless depiction of atrocity make this a hard slog for the average reader."
The first English translation of a seminal personal account of the first modern genocide. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ICE CREAM SUMMER by Peter Sís
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"Oh, yum. (author's note, further reading) (Picture book. 4-10)"
In ice cream colors, Sís delivers an encomium to summer, to the power of learning, and to that beloved, creamy-cold treat. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Extraordinary and wonderful. (Picture book/biography. 6-12)"
What was essential about one golden-haired boy in love with flying becomes visible in Sís' richly visual biographical portrait of French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Read full book review >

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FIRST SNOW by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 31, 2014

"Children will easily identify with Pedro's hesitation as well as his triumph over his fears, while the subtle patience and acceptance offered by the other youngsters provides a nice balance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Why does everyone seem to love snow? Read full book review >

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MONKEY & ROBOT by Peter Catalonotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"A fun-filled view of a warm, unlikely friendship. (Fiction. 5-8)"
A really odd couple of friends shares fun and adventure. Read full book review >

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FALL BALL by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A likable ode to the perennial pleasures of autumn and friends. (Picture book. 2-5)"
McCarty distills a crisp essence of late fall into a few familiar images: a bouncy ride home on the school bus, an impromptu game of football (the American kind) amid piles of leaves, the first flakes of snow in early dusk and the cozy warmth of the house after play. Read full book review >

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TWIN TROUBLE by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"National Geographic, known for its nonfiction publishing, provides little information to tots in this slight tale. (Board book. 2-4)"
Two bear cubs get themselves in a jam in this ineffective lift-the-flap story. Read full book review >

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THAT STINKING FEELING by Peter Hannan
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Comparable to the late, unlamented 'Barf-O-Rama' series in style, appeal and, probably, lifespan. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Redolent with olfactory humor, this heavily illustrated series kickoff from a TV cartoonist introduces an array of oddly abled superheroes, then pits them against a pair of gassy opponents. Read full book review >