Search Results: "Philip Slater"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 1991

"Persuasive, comprehensive, and precious at this historical moment."
An insightful, timely examination of the fragility of America's commitment to democracy, by cultural analyst Slater (How I Saved the World, 1985, etc.). Read full book review >

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MAGPIE'S TREASURE by Kate Slater
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The message is presented with a deft touch in this colorful and appealing tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
When a burglar bird goes after the object of his dreams, he learns a valuable lesson. Read full book review >

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LOVERS & HATERS by Calvin Slater
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Readers who bring to the novel an understanding of the circumstances impoverished inner-city life can beget will find inspiration in Xavier's story. (Fiction. 14-18)
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A gritty yet heartwarming debut for teens chronicles the coming-of-age of 16-year-old Xavier Hunter, who navigates new love amid the challenges of drugs, gangs and other woes in inner-city Detroit. Read full book review >

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WARRIOR STATESMAN by Robert Slater
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"No eyes are patched in this juicy, well-researched book."
An engaging look into the private and public life of Moshe Dayan, Israeli soldier, politician, and diplomat. Read full book review >

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THE WISHING BOX by Dashka Slater
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"Still, it succeeds, intermittently, at being both."
A touching yet not-too-earnest first novel about a single mother, her sister, and the father who loved but left them. Read full book review >

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WOLF BOYS by Dan Slater
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Engrossing and readable yet nightmarish vision of a hyperviolent and corporatized narcotics industry, seducing a new generation with minimal alternatives."
A grisly yet compelling tale of impoverished Mexican-American youth molded into assassins by Los Zetas, the fearsome drug cartel. Read full book review >

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RABIN OF ISRAEL by Robert Slater
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 1993

"Slater's admirable and admiring portrait of Rabin contends that only this ruffled but proud bird, this hawkish dove, can deliver the olive branch to the contentious Middle East. (Eight pages of photographs—not seen)"
A new and significantly expanded edition of Time correspondent Slater's 1977 biography (not reviewed) of Yitzhak Rabin, Israel's past and present prime minister. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2013

"An enjoyable exploration of the evolution and implications of online dating."
A thorough examination of online dating sites. Read full book review >

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THE $60,000 DOG by Lauren Slater
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Beautifully written, and not just for animal lovers."
Slater (Blue Beyond Blue: Extraordinary Tales for Ordinary Dilemmas, 2005, etc.) shares her thoughts and feelings about animals in a revealing, often surprising memoir. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"An outstanding book that links the diversity of creed and the impact of impulsive actions to themes of tolerance and forgiveness. (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
In the fall of 2013, on a bus ride home, a young man sets another student on fire. Read full book review >

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SWEET MYSTERIES OF LIFE by Elaine Slater
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Despite the occasional stiff prose and too-clever conceits, these spare tales will capture many a reader's heart."
Bite-size slices of life and character compiled into a winning package. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2005

"Strange, puzzling, yet somehow forcefully compelling."
Memoirist and psychologist Slater (Opening Skinner's Box, 2004, etc.) explores the fairy tale. Read full book review >