Search Results: "Renée Purdy"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WATERMELON VENDOR by Lizardo Carajal
by Lizardo Carajal, illustrated by Lizardo Carajal, translated by Renée Purdy, developed by Juan David Saab
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 22, 2012

"Sweet and soothing on a quick pass, but closer attention just reveals a confusing jumble. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
A tender, incoherent childbirth tale much in need of further editorial and design work. Read full book review >

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BARRY'S BEST BUDDY by Renée  French
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"A rare miss for this innovative imprint. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
Bored Barry's buddy has a surprise for him, but when will they get to it? Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"Child-friendly homilies and homegrown art designed to inspire thoughtful conversation."
A colorfully illustrated book of advice that invites introspection. Read full book review >

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DISCLAIMER by Renée Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"An addictive psychological thriller."
When a mysterious novel appears on her bedside table, a successful documentary filmmaker finds herself face to face with a secret that threatens to unravel life as she knows it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2009

"For a sapient citizenry and a new administration, a graduate-level seminar on a civic philosophy that reminds us, 'Freedom is not just where you end up but also how you get there.'"
Young public intellectual considers anew some main currents in American thought. Read full book review >

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THE PICKWICKS' PICNIC by Carol Brendler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A family romp that demonstrates what a positive attitude and a bit of resourcefulness can accomplish in less-than-ideal circumstances. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A family of dogs escapes the heat of the city for a picnic by the shore, if they can only get through the traffic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"An honest look at a courageous life."
A fascinating transsexual testimony. Read full book review >

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GERTRUDE OF STONY ISLAND AVENUE by James Purdy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 1998

"A rare triumph: as elegant in its simplicity of tone as it is moving in its purity of feeling, Purdy's work deserves to place its author in the first rank of contemporary writers."
Purdy (The Candle of Your Eyes, 1987, etc. etc.) comes home with his first American publication in more than a decade, a stupendous elegy on the silences of love. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Conservative in his respect for tradition, progressive in his calls for change, Purdy offers original insights by and for a generation that is too little heard from, or perhaps listened to. (Author tour)"
With this, his first book, Purdy, at age 24, emerges as a fresh and vibrant voice, calling for the renewal of commitment to and faith in American civic and political life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 2003

"It's your empire, so get used to it. A thoughtful survey of things as they are, and an optimistic vision of things as they could be."
No one ever said running the world would be easy. Wunderkind pundit Purdy (For Common Things, 1999) offers a pensive argument for the US empire: a humane one, but an empire all the same. Read full book review >

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ONE VERY TIRED WOMBAT by Renée  Treml
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Elegant, informative, engaging. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Count from one to 10 with some unusual avian creatures (and the titular mammal). Read full book review >

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TEN LITTLE OWLS by Renée  Treml
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"A chipper introduction to the nocturnal animals of Australia. (Board book. 1-5)"
Page by page, small groups of nocturnal Australian animals eat and play the night away. Read full book review >