Search Results: "Rita J. Simon"


BOOK REVIEW

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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NOUMENON
by Thea James

Noumenon

Noumenon by Marina J. Lostetter

On Sale: July 2017, ISBN-13: 9780062497840

nou·me·non

ˈno͞oməˌnän

noun
(in Kantian philosophy) a thing as it is in itself, as distinct from a thing as it is knowable by the senses through phenomenal attributes.

Imagine it is the future. Not the distant future, mind you, but a close enough world in which large scale ...


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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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Released: Aug. 16, 2009

"A simple, straightforward book that may help some but will seem obvious to most."
This book of simple, straightforward job tips intends to help young professionals succeed, though experienced workers may find a few items that help them continue to achieve. Read full book review >

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BIRD by Rita Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"While even precocious child readers may not hear them, they will adore the setting, Miranda's soaring, literary voice and the dreamy fantasy-meets-reality plot. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Bird-light Miranda has been lifted by the wind only to be grounded near the beach of Bourne Manor, where she is found by the owner's hounds. Read full book review >

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BLACK ANGELS by Rita Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Still, the story itself is a good one and has its own rewards. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Narrator 11-year-old Celli lives in segregated Macon, Georgia, with her mother and brother; her father left years earlier. Read full book review >