Search Results: "Scholar & Saint"


BOOK REVIEW

PLUG AND THE PADDYWHACKS by Scholar & Saint
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"Especially for an app aimed at young readers, it's a pleasant surprise that its subtext of loss and redemption is so resonant. So what if it's wrapped in an accessible, candy-colored package? (iPad storybook app. 4-12)"
A surprisingly deep story about freedom and rebellion wrapped in a cuddly adventure featuring space creatures, this episodic app so far is on the right track. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCHOLAR by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Perhaps the best so far in this consistently fascinating series."
First of a new trilogy set on the world of Terahnar, set hundreds of years before the previous books (Imager's Intrigue, 2010, etc.), where a handful of people have the power to create objects through visualization. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 16, 1993

"But America is more than its fringe, and Codrescu, with his yen for the bohemian and the bizarre, never quite uncovers the land's expansive, mainstream heart. (Seventy-four b&w photographs—some seen)"
Romanian-born poet, professor (English/LSU), and NPR commentator Codrescu (The Hole in the Flag, 1991, etc.) drives from East Coast to West, nosing into the sort of lovably wacky Americana that's made the comparable dispatches of fellow wheelman/writer Charles Kuralt so popular. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TENOCLOCK SCHOLAR by John Miles
Released: Jan. 8, 1996

"A chamber mystery that can't help looking kind of puny amid the wide open spaces."
Miles, who published Missing at Tenoclock (1994) under the pseudonym Arthur Williams, unmasks himself for this sequel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A cynical, guilt-obsessed, intermittently page-turning account of a first-class bullshit artist and his never-ending search for redemption."
Expanding on his 2010 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, written under the name "Ed Dante," Tomar offers a book-length account of his decade writing research papers for college students on any topic and at any length. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 1993

"A delightfully witty complement to Ved Mehta's Up at Oxford (p. 841), full of anecdotes and food for thought."
An agreeable account of a year spent studying at Cambridge and Oxford. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 14, 2014

"A thorough, convincing and useful exploration for modern educators."
A guide for teachers looking to incorporate digital literacy, multimodal communication and the Common Core State Standards into their work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LATE SCHOLAR by Jill Paton Walsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014

"Walsh's (The Attenbury Emeralds, 2011, etc.) respectful attempt to keep the franchise going will invite the scrutiny of Wimsey purists, and newcomers may find the Duke affected. Even so, many fans will eagerly welcome back their beloved sleuth and enjoy seeing Harriet hold her own in a thoughtfully constructed mystery."
Intrigue and murder in academe lead to further adventures for aristocratic sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, the once-carefree second son now approaching senior citizenship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SCHOLAR DENIED by Aldon D. Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 27, 2015

"Inside baseball for sociologists."
A bid to restore a brilliant black scholar to his rightful place in the history of sociology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SCHOLAR OF MAGICS by Caroline Stevermer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2004

"Samuel and Jane's burgeoning romance, impossibly decorous by modern standards, provides some diversion, but overall it's more misdirection than substance: Fun in places."
Sequel to Stevermer's A College of Magics (1994), a tale set in an alternate Edwardian world where, unobtrusively, magic works. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAINT MAZIE by Jami Attenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Too much concept and not enough story, but Mazie might win your heart anyway with her tough-talking mensch-iness."
Early 20th-century New York and its denizens portrayed through the fictional diary of a nonfictional heroine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAINT PAUL by David Self
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2010

"The most glaring omission is the lack of a chart of the Bible books that are attributed to Paul; only a vague reference indicates that Paul's letters are found in the New Testament. (Religion. 8-12)"
What we know of the complicated life of this early Christian missionary is related through several books in the New Testament. Read full book review >