Search Results: "Rita J. Simon"


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Released: June 4, 2013

"Difficult reading at times, but immensely well-documented and useful."
A meticulous academic study grasping the vast scope of an evolving global problem. Read full book review >

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7 FANTASY BOOKS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

As readers, the idea of our favorite books being turned into film and television production frightens us and excites us. It's scary because so many things can go wrong that could result in – gasp! – an unfaithful adaptation. Yet that doesn't stop us from being excited because we get to re-experience the stories we love. Here are ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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JUAN RULFO
by Richard Z. Santos

Douglas Weatherford, translator of the first English-language version of Juan Rulfo’s second novel The Golden Cockerel, knows that Rulfo isn’t a household name. And Weatherford thinks that’s a tragedy.

“It’s important for English speaking readers, especially in the U.S., to discover Juan Rulfo. For some unfortunate reason he never reached the same acclaim as Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende ...


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FAVORITES OF 2016 - PART TWO
by Leila Roy

Last week, I started my annual roundup of favorite books of the year with my standout reads from January to March.

Today, I’ll be looking at April through June.

Let’s jump right in!

April: The Lie Tree, by Frances Hardinge

While I don’t know if I’ve ever been able to name a NUMBER ONE FAVORITE BOOK of any given year ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DEATH LOGS IN by E. J. Simon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"An action-laden plot and another open ending will have the series collecting many more fans."
CEO Michael Nicholas may have survived gangsters out for blood, but he's still in danger, facing assassination attempts and corporate takeover in Simon's (Death Never Sleeps, 2013) latest thriller. Read full book review >

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MEN ON THE MOON by Simon J. Ortiz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1999

"All of them, though, exhibit Ortiz's considerable vigor and demonstrate his influence on the many Native American writers who have emerged since he began publishing."
paper 0-8165-1930-7 Ortiz, a member of the Acoma tribe of the Southwest, is best known as a prolific and highly original poet, but he has also, since the 1960s, been publishing short stories, his three collections now gathered in one volume. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A TOMB by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Lewis is "dead-on" with this collection of "gravely humorous verses." Read full book review >

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NIGHT FLYING by Rita Murphy
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

The Hansen women have a secret: generations of them have had the power to fly. Read full book review >

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BLUE ITALIAN by Rita Ciresi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 1996

"Ciresi's irreverent sense of humor and sharp eye for ethnic detail raise this story above Love Story's schmaltz, but her bland, unreflective characters just don't capture the reader's heart."
The author of Mother Rocket (1993), winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award, disappoints in this debut Love Storylike novel of a poor New Haven girl who marries a rich Yale boy only to lose him to a fatal illness. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2000 by Rita Dove
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"As depicted in these pages, the State of Poetry at the end of the century, like the State of the Union, seems to be in disarmingly good health: if it is not racked with inspiration, neither does there appear any cause for alarm."
Anyone who reads poetry seriously and often will have consistent cause to wonder why the high points of their reading year so frequently go ungathered in this annual Scribner anthology. Read full book review >

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NOT WHAT I EXPECTED by Rita Eichenstein
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2015

"Clinical distancing undercuts Eichenstein's otherwise compassionate advice for parents of atypical children."
As a pediatric neuropsychologist, Eichenstein tries to answer all of the questions parents ask when their children are diagnosed with dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, OCD and other brain differences that affect learning and development. Read full book review >