Search Results: "Robert Guest"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"An informative, engaging survey of the beneficial consequences of globalization."
A wide-ranging survey of the global impact of the 215 million people who live outside their countries of origin. Read full book review >

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THE GUEST by James Marshall
FICTION
Released: April 25, 1975

"This is patently a variation on Marshall's last successful matchmaking job, though as usual his cheerfully costumed blimps make a visual splash."
Maurice and Mona aren't the perfectly matched couple that George and Martha were. Read full book review >

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THE GUEST by Hwang Sok-Yong
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Requires patient reading, but the story, with its great insight into the region, is deeply rewarding."
Expert, idiomatic translation renders visible a story that helps explain the present weirdness in North Korea. Read full book review >

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LIZARD’S GUEST by George Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

The latest installment of Lizard's adventures (Lizard's Home, 1999, etc.) begins with Lizard exuberantly dancing and singing, until he stomps on Skunk's toes by accident. Read full book review >

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HONORED GUEST by Joy Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2004

"Twelve ambitious and expert stories, yet seldom involving."
Stories impeccably careful never to raise their voices, though not much is raised in the reader by them, either: a third collection from the novelist and storywriter (Escapes, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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A GUEST IS A GUEST by John Himmelman
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"Lively illustrations extend the tall-tale humor, right up to the good-humoredly logical conclusion that follows. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Billy Beanbuckets gets permission to have a friend for the night, Mom doesn't realize that ``Oliver'' is a pig whose whole family will come too. ``A guest is a guest, and we must show them our best,'' says Farmer Beanbuckets, but after the rest of the farmyard joins the invasion he finally declares, ``...when enough is enough, you have to get tough''—whereupon the ungrateful animals thrown the Beanbuckets family out of their own house. Read full book review >

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THE PARADISE GUEST HOUSE by Ellen Sussman
Released: March 26, 2013

"A respectful and earnest but far from edgy treatment of devastation's aftermath."
Two damaged people reach tentatively toward healing after the 2002 terrorist bombing in Bali. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"A well-researched, highly readable treatment of an important era in racial relations, encapsulated in the meeting of two of the era's most significant men."
On Oct. 16, 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt invited a black man, Booker T. Washington, to dinner—and set off a scandal. Read full book review >

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A TROUBLED GUEST by Nancy Mairs
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"Not self-help by any stretch, but it will be of interest to anyone recently touched by death."
A series of personal essays about death, by someone who has seen more than her share of it recently and who, due to her own advancing multiple sclerosis, has reason to contemplate her own. Read full book review >

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GUEST OF A SINNER by James Wilcox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1993

"But at its best, there's a Waugh-like breeziness to this delightful novel with its genial view of human frailty and its overwhelming patience with things absurd."
Wilcox's sixth novel recaptures the antic spirit of his earlier work, after the surprisingly inert Polite Sex (1991); his latest is a convivial romp through contemporary Manhattan—a comedy of errors with all sorts of sexual quandaries, not a few downright crazy characters, and a spiritual dimension to top it all off. Read full book review >

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THE MEMBER-GUEST by Anthony Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 1991

"Golfers with a sense of humor—and perspective—should enjoy this often hilarious look at their sometimes inbred little corner of our culture almost as much as a perfect afternoon on the links."
Readers who come to this second novel (after The Whole Truth, 1990—not reviewed) expecting a lighthearted skewering of American country club elite are in for something of a shock—and a delightful read. Read full book review >

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ROBERT KENNEDY by Evan Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2000

"A compelling re-telling of one of the saddest and most intriguing life stories in American politics."
Newsweek assistant managing editor Thomas (The Very Best Men, 1995, etc.) enlivens his engrossing RFK biography with fresh interviews and the use of previously restricted sources. Read full book review >