Search Results: "Sam Byers"


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IDIOPATHY by Sam Byers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"Throughout, words are platitudes, words are weapons, words are what distinguish this generation from the diseased cattle across the novel's backdrop. Perhaps. Here's hoping the promising novelist finds a depth of meaning that eludes his characters."
A darkly comic novel turns bleaker and sadder as a generation of perennially adolescent Britons struggles to find love, or meaning, or maturity or something. Read full book review >

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THE HOLOCAUST OVERVIEW by Ann Byers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"This is a solid introduction to the series, but is also effective as a stand-alone volume, a starting point in the curriculum. (chronology, notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
In this introductory volume to the Holocaust Remembered series, Byers presents a comprehensive and dramatic history of the Holocaust aimed at middle-schoolers. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"A thoughtful introduction to a complex, often baffling subject."
If Britain suspected that a Boston bar harbored IRA terrorists, would it be justified in lobbing cruise missiles into the city? Canadian legal scholar Byers doesn't raise the question, but he achieves plenty of similar provocations in this lucid primer. Read full book review >

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PERCIVAL’S PLANET by Michael Byers
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A fine study in the psychology of yearning, elegantly told."
A closely observed saga of scientific discovery—but with stolen kisses, madness and plenty of other complications. Read full book review >

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THE COAST OF GOOD INTENTIONS by Michael Byers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 1998

"The sensitivity to simple human drama is acute in all of these stories, and rather than being ruined by a certain sameness, they offer steady reassurance that quiet determination can make a difference."
A strong debut collection of eight stark stories about decent, ordinary people getting on with life in the Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"Byers incorporates many brilliant thinkers and seminal scientific breakthroughs into his discussion, offering the cogent, invigorating argument that only by embracing uncertainty can we truly progress."
Is the idea that anything can be determined with absolute certainty an illusion? Read full book review >

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LONG FOR THIS WORLD by Michael Byers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2003

"Deep and real."
Superheated Seattle is the setting for a wise story of ethics and family affection. Read full book review >

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SHUCKED by Erin Byers Murray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An average foodie memoir."
The toils and pleasures of oystering. Read full book review >

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GOAD OF HONOR by Stephen P. Byers
Released: July 13, 2012

"An intricately drawn family saga."
Family ties are both a curse and a blessing in the latest novel from Byers (Bent Coin, 2012, etc). Read full book review >

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I AM OTTER by Sam Garton
Kirkus Star
by Sam Garton, illustrated by Sam Garton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Hysterical. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bright and hilarious escapade about an otter who, bored while her owner's at work, opens a toast restaurant. Read full book review >