Search Results: "Peter Singer"


BOOK REVIEW

SINGER by Ira Sher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2009

"Elliptical, unsettling and strangely fascinating."
A New Jersey gallery owner accompanies a traveling salesman on an impressionistic, campy circumnavigation of the South in Sher's follow-up to Gentlemen of Space (2003). Read full book review >

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SINGER by Jean Thesman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2005

"Not for every reader, but richly rewarding for those caught in its spell. (Fantasy. YA)"
A gorgeous fantasy by a veteran maker of worlds who offers her own version of the events surrounding the Irish legend of The Children of Lir. Read full book review >

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PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

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FOREST SINGER by Sylvia Sikundar
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"The full-color illustrations deftly depict life in tropical Africa, the work of the villagers, and the wildlife that is part of this lush realm. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pygmies (as they are called here, rather than Mbuti) love to sing, but the hero, Mabuti, has not been blessed with a beautiful singing voice. Read full book review >

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Blade Singer by Aaron De Orive
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014

"A sophisticated, tightly paced YA swashbuckler."
In Wells (Stories of the Raksura, 2015, etc.) and De Orive's (SHARD RPG Basic Compendium, 2009) YA fantasy, a teenager travels to a volatile, magical realm populated by elves and trolls and featuring an enchanted blade.Read full book review >

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BAD SINGER by Tim Falconer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A spirited, even adventurous look at the mysteries of how the human brain perceives and processes sound—and even, on occasion, manages to make beautiful music."
"I'm a bad singer. And deep down, it matters." Falling down a rabbit hole in B-minor, Canadian science writer Falconer (Magazine Journalism/Ryerson Univ.; That Good Night: Ethicists, Euthanasia and the End-of-Life Care, 2009, etc.) explores all that bad singing entails. Read full book review >

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GIRL SINGER by Mick Carlon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Part jazz panegyric, part world history tour, altogether readable."
When a jazz musician walks into the Harlem restaurant where 19-year-old Avery Hall works and leaves behind his phone number, Avery's life changes forever. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"By going to the very core of our beliefs about life, Singer has created just about as controversial a book as possible."
The doctrine of the sanctity of human life is in deep trouble, claims Australian philospher Singer (The Expanding Circle: Ethics and Sociobiology, 1981, etc.), who gives his own clear ideas of what should replace it in this decidedly provocative work. Read full book review >

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PETER JENNINGS by Kate Darnton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Evocative glimpses of a sorely missed class act."
A warm tribute to the Canadian high-school dropout who anchored ABC's World News Tonight for 22 years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 1971

"And a serious piece by Carolyn Heilbrun from The American Scholar attesting to the 'enduring' grace of Lord Peter."
A fond recapitulation of the contribution of Dorothy Sayers by James Sandoe who edited this collection running to 430 pages and ending with a parody Codetta by E. C. Bentley. Read full book review >

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GIRL SINGER by Rosemary Clooney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 1999

"However, those first chapters, and her obvious love for her family, offer such genuine, and often sweet, insight into one of America's most famous personalities that Girl Singer is a must for anyone with even a passing curiosity about Clooney. (16 pages b&w photos) (Author tour)"
Clooney, who went from being one of popular music's original divas to America's sweetheart, unfurls her dramatic life story, aided by Barthel (A Death in California, 1981, etc.). Read full book review >

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ETHICS IN THE REAL WORLD by Peter Singer
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Many pieces could well inspire conversations—and arguments—that deepen and complicate the crucial moral and ethical issues that Singer presents."
Collected opinion pieces from a renowned ethicist. Read full book review >