Search Results: "Sandy Balfour"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A thin piece that too often reads like a press release."
Television journalist Balfour (Pretty Girl in Crimson Rose (8), 2003) paints a laudatory portrait of the nursing profession, briefly sketches a public hospital in perpetual financial crisis, and looks grimly at the society it serves. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2003

"A parallel that might have seemed meretricious instead gives pleasing structure and metaphor to a witty, literate, and lucid memoir."
A journalist's demanding, exasperating life on the move finds a kissing cousin in the world of crosswords, one informing the other as he tackles each new development on the road or on the puzzle page. Read full book review >

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SANDY DENNIS by Sandy Dennis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 1997

"Despite the editor's best efforts to weld these disparate fragments together, they never really cohere into anything more than a series of precious, pointillist moments. (23 b&w photos, not seen)"
Sometimes there are pressing reasons to publish a work posthumously. Read full book review >

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SANDY KOUFAX by Jane Leavy
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Well-conceived and sharply drawn, a thinking fan's biography."
Taut biography of the Dodger great's playing years: baseball savvy and as far from tall-tale-telling as former Washington Post sportswriter Leavy (Squeeze Play, not reviewed) can get. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"A complex-enough tale that the lengthy dramatis personae that opens the book is not a feature but a necessity."
Schneer (History/Georgia Tech Univ.; The Thames, 2005, etc.) examines the divide-and-conquer politics of the colonial powers as they were brought to bear on 20th-century Palestine. Read full book review >

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WHEN ANDY MET SANDY by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Good to meet you, Andy and Sandy. (Early reader. 5-7)"
DePaola and Lewis' new early-reader series features a boy and girl who become fast friends in the first book and go on to have adventures there and in the second book, too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"The parts may be more memorable than the sum, and adult characters more sharply drawn than the young ones, but Rachel's uncertainties and anxieties are explored with a sure touch, and the setting is totally convincing. (Fiction. 12-15)"
As with Keillor's Lake Wobegon monologues, this tale of a Wisconsin teenager meeting adolescence head-on wanders amiably past daydreams, a vivid—sometimes unruly—cast, and the ups and downs in a very small town. Read full book review >

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GREETINGS FROM SANDY BEACH by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"A worthwhile message presented in a comically realistic vignette with lots of child appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Children's Book Council of Australia's ``Picture Book of the Year'' (1990) is a delightfully offbeat portrayal of a family of four at the beach for the weekend, with details that are perfectly plausible yet unlike the usual clichÇs. Read full book review >

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THE INVASION OF SANDY BAY by Anita Sanchez
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Sticking reasonably closely to the known facts of the invasion, Sanchez has written a lively third-person account of a little-known event, with believable dialogue and plenty of detail about daily life that should be welcomed by readers of the genre. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
When the British frigate Nymph invades the small Massachusetts fishing village where 12-year-old Lemuel has moved with his mother in 1814, he uses his head and skills honed working on his family farm to alert townsfolk and the Gloucester militia and later to facilitate a prisoner-of-war exchange. Read full book review >

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ANDY & SANDY AND THE FIRST SNOW by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A welcome return for Andy and Sandy! (Early reader. 4-8)"
The third installment in the Andy & Sandy series for new readers comes right in time for winter. Read full book review >

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YOU NEVER HEARD OF SANDY KOUFAX?! by Jonah Winter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Great baseball stuff, and a visual treat for young fans and their parents and grandparents. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
This book promises to be spectacular with its cover—a 3-D lenticular rendering of the great left-hander, from windup to follow-through—and largely delivers. Read full book review >

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ANDY & SANDY AND THE BIG TALENT SHOW by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Bravo! (Early reader. 5-7)"
A case of stage fright nearly thwarts Andy and Sandy's act in this latest installment of dePaola and Lewis' early-reader series. Read full book review >