Search Results: "Sebastian Matthews"


BOOK REVIEW

IN MY FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS by Sebastian Matthews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Succeeds creditably until the 'me' in the memoir takes over. (7 illustrations, not seen)"
The son of the late poet William Matthews debuts with an uneven memoir of his father's life, death, and enduring influence. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR WINTER by Sebastian Meschenmoser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A perfect marriage of words and pictures. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Squirrel usually sleeps through winter, "[b]ut not this year!" Read full book review >

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PUG MAN'S 3 WISHES by Sebastian Meschenmoser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Wonderfully grouchy, with a touch of wickedness and a soupçon of warmth and color. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Introducing Pug Man, a wrinkled sack of grump…when things aren't going his way. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE EGG by Tina Matthews
ANIMALS
Released: March 6, 2007

"Opening scenes of a junk-strewn industrial wasteland that is transformed by the end into grassy, rolling hills add an environmental subtext to this seemingly simple yet multilayered import. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Illustrated with scarlet poultry that pops right out of the black-and-white woodcut illustrations, this variation on "Little Red Hen" offers unusual visual impact, as well as a gentle suggestion that children are not culpable for the sins of their parents. Read full book review >

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DEAD BY ANY OTHER NAME by Sebastian Stuart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The mystery and its solution, sketched out rather than worked out, are mainly a pretext for introducing you to some amiable misfits, some exotic pets and Janet's supremely gossipy narration."
A dead singer/songwriter looking for a comeback is at the center of this second case for a Hudson Valley psychotherapist-turned-antiques dealer and her big, happy, dysfunctional, non-biological family. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET SCRIPTURE by Sebastian Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2008

"Barry beautifully braids together the convoluted threads of his narrative."
A subtle study of psychology, religion, family and politics in Ireland. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE GRAY by Sebastian Faulks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A war novel that should take its place among the masterpieces of the genre."
England's redoubtable Faulks (A Fool's Alphabet, 1993; Birdsong, 1996) offers up a third solid, alluring, durable novel'set in 1942—43, just as the tide begins to turn, however slightly, against the Nazis. Read full book review >

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WAR by Sebastian Junger
NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"An often harrowing, though mostly conventional, account of the physical and psychological toll of modern warfare on the average soldier."
The latest flexing of journalistic muscle from Vanity Fair contributor Junger (A Death in Belmont, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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DIFFERENT LIKE COCO by Elizabeth Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The endpapers are covered with quotations from Chanel: 'Luxury must be comfortable; otherwise it is not luxury.' (timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
With an economy of storyline and a strong sense of style, Matthews distills the contradictory life of Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel into a neat and fashionable package. Read full book review >

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REMEMBERING CRYSTAL by Sebastian Loth
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"This simple, honest presentation deserves room on the shelf. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Friendship can live forever. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A worthy essay in institutional dynamics as much as financial history and international development. Sure to be widely read inside the Beltway."
A swiftly moving tale of what goes on behind the vaults at the World Bank, an institution led by a vigorous, cantankerous, and polarizing boss. Read full book review >