Search Results: "Philipp Meyer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SON by Philipp Meyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2013

"An expertly written tale of ancient crimes, with every period detail—and every detail, period—just right."
The sins of the fathers are always visited upon the sons—and in Meyer's sweeping, absorbing epic, there are plenty of them. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"A small girl learns to accept herself as she is in a story told in simple and engaging words and imaginative pictures."
A picture book tells children that no matter what your size, you are perfect the way you are. Read full book review >

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Released: March 17, 2003

"Learned but accessible, a pleasure for all readers bitten by the bug of impractical acquisition."
Bezoars, crocodile teeth, sextants, first editions: if it can be collected, it figures in the pages of this entertaining debut, a history of passion-driven accumulation. Read full book review >

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FRACTURE by Philipp Blom
NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2015

"A book to be absorbed, marveled at and admired for the wide range of research linking events and thoughts."
Blom (A Wicked Company: The Forgotten Radicalism of the European Enlightenment, 2010, etc.) undertakes a massive work explaining the changes that took place in the years between the world wars.Read full book review >

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HOW TO LOSE EVERYTHING by Philipp Mattheis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 23, 2013

"A nuanced character study with no easy answers. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Outside of Munich in the summer of 1994, four teenage boys find a fortune that changes their lives. Read full book review >

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THE VERTIGO YEARS by Philipp Blom
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Offers rewarding insights into a period often obscured from view by the decades of conflict that followed."
As Queen Victoria passes, Vienna-based historian Blom (To Have and to Hold: An Intimate History of Collectors and Collecting, 2003, etc.) finds a Modern World breaking through the crust. Read full book review >

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FIFTEEN FEET OF TIME by Lena Hesse
Released: March 30, 2013

"A charming carpe diem tale for readers of all ages."
In this whimsical debut picture book translated from the German, Hesse and Winterberg implore young and adult readers alike to embrace what they love to do. Read full book review >

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WHISPERING SHADOWS by Jan-Philipp Sendker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"This novel explores a side of Hong Kong tourists rarely experience, but it has a conclusion that feels rushed despite action that moves at an almost glacial pace."
Sendker's most recent offering continues his literary love affair with Asia, this time following two broken men and the ways in which their lives intersect. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES THE RECYCLING TRUCK! by Meyer Seltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Useful. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
The driver here may be unusual—she's young Elisa Seltzer; otherwise, this simple photo essay details a typical recycling scheme. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF THE SCARAB BEETLE by William Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"An uninspiring series debut. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
After the death of his grandfather, sixth-grader Horace must risk danger to ensure the survival of an entire culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"A swift, readable reminder that ideas are exciting—and have consequences."
Historian Blom (Vertigo Years: Change and Culture in the West, 1900-1914, 2008, etc.) returns with a flowing, limpid account of an 18th-century French salon that housed the greatest names in French philosophy. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"This headstrong heroine shows signs of wearing out. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Jacky Faber sails back to Boston and into trouble in the 11th book in this entertaining but increasingly formulaic series. Read full book review >