Search Results: "Sarah Vowell"


BOOK REVIEW

UNFAMILIAR FISHES by Sarah Vowell
NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 2011

"Lively history and astute sociology make a sprightly chronicle of a gorgeous archipelago and its people."
Ever-clever NPR contributor Vowell (The Wordy Shipmates, 2008, etc.) offers a quick, idiosyncratic account of Hawaii from the time Capt. James Cook was dispatched to the then-Sandwich Islands to the end of the 19th century, when the United States annexed the islands. Read full book review >

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LAFAYETTE IN THE SOMEWHAT UNITED STATES by Sarah Vowell
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"An enlightening and entertaining blend of history and edged attitude."
Another Vowell-ian romp through history, politics, and pop culture, this time revisiting the story of Lafayette, the French contributions to victory in the American Revolution, and his farewell tour through the United States in 1824. Read full book review >

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RADIO ON by Sarah Vowell
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 1997

"Unfortunately, one of those rare books in which subject and author are in near-perfect harmony."
Be ready to hit the scan button repeatedly with this wildly uneven, day-by-day-by-day diary of a year—1995—spent listening to the radio. Read full book review >

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THE PARTLY CLOUDY PATRIOT by Sarah Vowell
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2002

"Refreshing, inspiring, enchanting."
Pop-culture commentator Vowell (Take the Cannoli, 2000) offers an engrossing take on suddenly sexy topic of love of country. Read full book review >

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THE WORDY SHIPMATES by Sarah Vowell
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"At times dense, at times silly, at times surpassingly wise."
NPR contributor Vowell (Assassination Vacation, 2005, etc.) takes a hard but affectionate look at the legacy of those doughty, slightly deranged Puritans who landed in the New World in 1630. Read full book review >

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TAKE THE CANNOLI by Sarah Vowell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2000

"Vowell's crafty writing, often free-spirited and sometimes neurotic, is like literary stand-up comedy with a lot of heart and perfect delivery."
Broadcaster and columnist Vowell (Radio On: A Listener's Diary, 1998) presents a wonderfully eclectic mix of smart-witted, often hilarious personal essays. Read full book review >

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SEE THE WORLD THROUGH SCARLET-TINTED GLASSES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine
BFF Charms: Eventually, With Benefits
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Politechs
Bonus Factor: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Factor: Politics
Anti-Bonus Factor: Needs a Glossary
Relationship Status: Concerned Constituent

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine

This cover is a little on the nose. It’s pretty, and the ...


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SARAH DUNN
by Megan Labrise

Somewhere along the line in Lucy and Owen’s marriage, the sex tapered off. The makeup, high heels, and date nights went out the window. The poop wound up on the wall. Again.

“Why is there poop on the wall again?” Sarah Dunn writes in The Arrangement, a big, bawdy comic novel (starred review) set in the fictional Hudson Valley ...


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BOOK REVIEW

COLORS by Sarah Ward
by Sarah Ward, illustrated by Sarah Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"A nifty, hardworking introduction to the world of color. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
The colors of the rainbow are explored in this multisensory book. Read full book review >

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LLOYD LLAMA by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Rough around the edges, but readers still llearning their lletters will enjoy the elementary wordplay promoted by these pastel pals. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pink llama and a blue alpaca find common ground in this orthographically themed friendship story. Read full book review >

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PERFECTLY ARUGULA by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2009

"Nifty, though the prose doesn't match the visual drollery. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gauche guest rescues dull party, teaching host a lesson. Read full book review >

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WORDS FOR ME! by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A solid vocabulary-extension tool. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little readers expand their vocabularies. Read full book review >