Search Results: "Robert Hillman"


BOOK REVIEW

MALINI by Robert Hillman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A well-plotted, harrowing journey and an engaging, worthwhile read. (author's note, glossary, historical timeline, map) (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
A young Tamil teen flees into the forest near her home in Satham, Sri Lanka, in this entry in UNICEF's Through My Eyes series, which explores through fiction the lives of young people in flash points around the world. Read full book review >

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THE HONEY THIEF by Najaf Mazari
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2013

"Mazari and Hillman's collaboration reveals the rich culture of a region largely unknown in the West."
Tales from the oral tradition of Afghanistan, a land where "memories are not made of air and light and colour [but]...of iron and stone"; in this collection, the stories vary in tone from the homely to the harrowing. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE AS A TRAITOR by Zarah Ghahramani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2008

"Ghahramani's shockingly honest recollections grimly complement Marina Nemat's account of her ordeal at Evin in the early 1980s (Prisoner of Tehran, 2007), reminding us how little has changed for women in Iran."
Determinedly self-critical memoir of an Iranian student's incarceration and torture in Evin Prison. Read full book review >

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THAT PESKY TOASTER! by Ben Hillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1995

"A minor understanding of astrophysics is required, but for readers in the know, the book pays back in spades. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Goldie's toaster may look like a cross between an Electrolux and a bull terrier, but there's a whole lot more than heat in those coils. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"This verbose book would have benefitted by being pruned into a stylistically far tighter essay, less declamatory and more reflective. (Author tour)"
What set of factors most influence the course of an individual human life? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 24, 2008

"If the movement to legalize marijuana is looking for an irate classicist as spokesman, Hillman is it."
In ancient Greece and Rome the right to use recreational drugs was not just accepted, but an important aspect of personal freedom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: June 1, 2005

"The facts speak for themselves in this work that ought to make its way into many high school Holocaust programs. (map) (Nonfiction. 13+)"
"A man by the name of Oskar Schindler is taking eleven hundred Jews out of here. If only we could go with them." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KINDS OF POWER by James Hillman
NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 1995

"In his gnomic one-liners, Hillman comes across as part latter- day Emerson and part Sensitive New Age Guy, but the reader is likely to view the whole as flapdoodle."
Jungian analyst Hillman (coauthor, Freud's Own Cookbook, 1985, etc.) rambles on about a new, and hopefully healthier, paradigm of power for the business world. Read full book review >

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ROBERT OLMSTEAD
by J.W. Bonner

At a time when our country’s past serves a daily story in the news, Robert Olmstead’s latest novel, Savage Country, takes readers back to the 19th-century frontier as well as returning readers to a more traditional type of yarn spinning: equal parts adventure tale, Biblical narrative, and Greek tragedy.

Savage Country depicts a world where justice is often ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PRINCE OF UNDERWHERE by Bruce Hale
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Not quite another Chet Gecko (as yet), but still, well, a gas. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
In this mixed-format series opener, straight text switches to comic-strip panels whenever the young narrator and his twin leave their suburban neighborhood to visit an alternate Earth that features zombies, mini-T. Rex's and a general practice of wearing tighty-whities as overgarments. Read full book review >