Search Results: "Phyllis S. Busch"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"The capable black-and-white illustrations range from realistic renderings of plants and animals to atmospheric scenes of exploration. (further reading, index) (Nonfiction 8-12)"
A selection of brief outdoor adventures in an appealing nature title. Read full book review >

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S. by J.J. Abrams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Beguiling. For fans of mysteries, postmodern fiction and fine bookmaking: a book that makes demands of its reader, but that amply entertains in return."
A delightful, endlessly unfolding fiction that is meta beyond meta, a sort of Da Vinci Code for smart people. Read full book review >

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S. by Slavenka Drakulic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"This one is more painful than most."
Justly acclaimed as a journalist and an essayist, Drakuli—chose the novel for her latest tale of the terrors of the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

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S by John Updike
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 1988

"Possible moral here: a rage for symmetry isn't always an artist's best friend."
A companion piece to Roger's Version, this is Updike updating Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter by having Hester Prynne—here, Sarah Worth—get her two cents in as well. Read full book review >

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HISS-S-S-S! by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"With a disappointing lack of emotion and humor, the story feels less like a boy's adventure with his first pet and more like a manual on how to (and how not to) care for a pet snake. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Ophidiophobes beware! Readers who aren't genuine snake lovers will likely find it difficult to sink their fangs into this tale. Read full book review >

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APRIL FOOL, PHYLLIS! by Susanna Leonard Hill
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"No fooling—here's a lighthearted romp that highlights an often overlooked holiday. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's evident some things run in the family for the legendary Punxsutawney Phil's niece Phyllis. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED STORIES OF FREDERICK BUSCH by Frederick Busch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2013

"Well-chosen and broadly representative: an ideal introduction to Busch for those new to him and a welcome anthology for those who already know his work."
Sterling collection of short fiction by a late master (1941-2006) of the short story form. Read full book review >

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A BOY NAMED PHYLLIS by Frank DeCaro
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"While DeCaro can be an incisive observer, his book has about as much lasting resonance as one of his newspaper columns."
DeCaro, a humorist, newspaper columnist, and contributing editor of Martha Stewart Living, offers an insistently breezy memoir of growing up gay in New Jersey. Read full book review >

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S&M by Jeffrey DeShell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

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MR. S by George Jacobs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2003

"Deliciously gossipy, yet Sinatra is recalled with affection rather than spite."
As-told-to memoir of life with the famous crooner by his African-American Man Friday, lubricated with racy tales about the stars, the Kennedys, and the Mob. Read full book review >

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S/Z by Roland Barthes
Released: Sept. 9, 1974

"Barthes has brought new life to a foundering literary aesthetics with this synthesis of science and imaginative humanism, for those familiar with the terminology."
In this essential application of structural linguistics to the problems of literary criticism, Roland Barthes—a disciple of Saussure and one of the cardinal spokesmen of semiology—opposes both the goals and methods of classic rhetoric. Read full book review >