Search Results: "Sara Corbett"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"Perhaps the sheer fact that this book is being published, and that the story has been covered from so many angles, is proof that the time is ripe for women's professional team sports to be taken seriously. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A flawed look at America's 1996 Olympic-champion women's basketball team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HOUSE IN THE SKY by Amanda Lindhout
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A vivid, gut-wrenching, beautifully written, memorable book."
With the assistance of New York Times Magazine writer Corbett, Lindhout, who was held hostage in Somalia for more than a year, chronicles her harrowing ordeal and how she found the moral strength to survive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOAT CAPTAIN’S CONUNDRUM by Tom Corbett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2016

"A longtime policy wonk delivers an engrossing look at his work fighting poverty in government and academic environments."
A veteran of poverty research and welfare reform presents a broad retrospective of his career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MURDER OVER A GIRL by Ken Corbett
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"An emotionally resonant account of a real-life tragedy."
A teenager's murder raises issues of bullying and homophobia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FURTHERING MY EDUCATION by William Corbett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"These insights are expressed in an understated narrative exhibiting great clarity, perspective, and order."
A focused, intelligent exploration of a parent's betrayal, leading to the hard-won discoveries that constitute the author's own ongoing education of the heart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS THE WAY by Gavin Corbett
Released: March 5, 2013

"Read this book for its quirky style and flavor. Though probably not for everyone, readers are likely to remember it."
Corbett's latest (Innocence, 2004) examines one side of modern, working-class Ireland but with mixed results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

12 AGAIN by Sue Corbett
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"Still: original, unusual, and imaginative. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this odd, cross-genre pairing, a boy tries to solve the mystery of his mother's disappearance, not knowing that she has turned into a child herself and is now his classmate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOATWALKING by Jim Corbett
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"Difficult to follow and often contradictory, but the practical sections would make a great handbook for nomads."
Best known as a leader of the Sanctuary Movement for Central American refugees, Corbett is a former cowboy, goatherd, and librarian. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEVIL’S REDHEAD by David Corbett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"A frustrating thriller whose action is always a little off the mark. Corbett's brittle, intelligent writing and bittersweet veneer should have been put to better use."
Debut crime novelist Corbett gets lost in meticulous descriptions of late-night bars and lonely rooms at the expense of character development and plot momentum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR LIFE by Rachel Corbett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"For lovers of poetry and art, an excellent look at two men of incredible talent—and how they handled it."
An exploration of "two artists fumbling through the desultory streets of Paris, finding their paths to mastery." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RABBIT, THE FOX, AND THE WOLF by Sara
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"That rabbit is taking a terrrible chance; still, the art here is extraordinary and the outcome, at the least, provocative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wordless book from the creator of Across Town (1990). Read full book review >