Search Results: "Pier Angeli Bradshaw"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"A colorfully fun book that promotes team work, curiosity and the power of imagination."
A chipper, all-knowing bouncing ball brings friendship and comfort to a group of suburban kids in the Bradshaw's debut children's book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BRADSHAW VARIATIONS by Rachel Cusk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2010

"There's no denying Whitbread Award winner Cusk's talent and gimlet eye for revealing details, but she used to have more compassion for human frailty than she's displayed in her recent work (The Last Supper, 2009, etc.)."
Diamond-hard portrait of family life as warfare. Read full book review >

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THE PIER FALLS by Mark Haddon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"Haddon deserves credit for taking chances even if not all of them pay off."
Time and connection are recurring themes in this story collection from the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003, etc.).Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"A well-crafted introduction to an alternative aspect of the holiday with room for discussion. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A common practice for many Jews at the time of the New Year is to perform the very public ceremony of Tashlich, or "casting off" of sins, with a symbolic throwing of bread crumbs into a body of water (stream, river, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Girl on the Pier by Paul Tomkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2015

"Beautiful and chilling—a brilliant debut.
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In Tomkins' (Dynasty: Fifty Years of Shankly's Liverpool, 2013, etc.) novel, a forensic artist's romantic obsessions and traumatic past rise to the surface as he works on a cold case.Read full book review >

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THE GHOSTS OF GRIBBLESEA PIER by Deborah Abela
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A fast-paced, mildly funny, never-quite-suspenseful tale that lacks a magical spark. (Paranormal adventure. 10-14)"
Can 12-year-old Aurelie possibly save her family's deteriorating amusement-park-on-a-pier from evil Lucien B. Crook, even with help from some ghostly relatives? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DIVE FROM CLAUSEN’S PIER by Ann Packer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Lucid prose limns complicated people whose dilemmas illuminate crucial moral choices, large and small. Very fine fiction indeed."
From short-story author Packer (Mendocino, 1994), a reflective and probing first novel about a young woman reassessing her life after her fiancé is crippled. Read full book review >

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THE END OF THE PIER by Martha Grimes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1992

"Still, Grimes writes fetchingly at times, has a large following (much of which will be plenty disappointed), and a first printing of 100,000 copies is planned."
Something completely different from the author of the popular, ever-so-British Inspector Jury mysteries (The Old Contemptibles, etc.). Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS TERRITORY by Ian Bradshaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2014

"A largely forgettable family drama that doesn't stake out any new territory."
Bradshaw's novel focuses on two families, the Copelands and the Parnhams, who have long operated competing real estate firms in the rural Australian town of Reverton. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Soon to be a PBS series—during the afternoon soap hour, one hopes."
From the man who brought us the ``inner child'' (Homecoming, 1990—not reviewed), here's a new serving of psychobabble aimed at the maladjusted: an exploration of the ``mysterious power of love'' and how to attain it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A useful guide to help cat lovers better understand their elusive pets."
A cat-loving anthrozoologist probes "the cat's true nature." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"Enthusiasm for all things dog will help offset the sluggish pace of the author's prose and dense scientific reasoning."
An anthrozoologist dissects the history and behavior of man's best friend. Read full book review >