Search Results: "Shareen Blair Brysac"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"Assiduous research underlies a text that will appeal principally to art historians and devotees of Asian art."
Two journalists explore the allure of Asian art for museum directors, collectors, archaeologists and others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"A satisfying, uncluttered account that makes a welcome addition to the shelf of books on the Middle East."
Succinct overview of 12 people who have exerted significant influence on the fortunes of the Middle East since England invaded Egypt in 1882. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A sensitive and in-depth portrait of two 'good Germans' who have remained unrecognized for over half a century."
The inspired life and tragic death of the only American woman to be executed on Hitler's command. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A ripping, timely, and perceptive yarn. (16 pages b&w photos)"
Swashbuckling tales from the history of European competition for control of Central Asia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 2012

"A skillful rendering of an inspiring message."
A good-news book, based on serious research, about how traditionally hostile groups can overcome differences to live in harmony. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLYING DIMITRI by Blair Drawson
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The flight has failed, and perhaps all such flights are doomed to fail, but Dimitri declares himself happy to be homea situation shared by many readers and one that is sufficiently full to be satisfying. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Drawson (Mary Margaret's Tree, 1996) tells a bittersweet, imaginative tale of a boy's bedtime flight, which comes at tooth- brushing time at the end of a happy day—his father's birthday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY MARGARET'S TREE by Blair Drawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Mary Margaret takes some amazing transformations in stride, and whether she's curled up in hibernation or bent over her dinner at the end, she's a heroine who doesn't merely accept her lot, but makes the very best of it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This tale of a shrinking girl is both engaging and imaginative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST MILE by Blair Richmond
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"One (OK, three) of a kind for readers who prefer their fantasy tinted green, with fangs that sink into grains, not veins. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
The trilogy that introduced vegan vampires (don't call them "sapsuckers"), passionately environmentalist thespians and the southern Oregon town they call home (well, actually they call it Lithia) comes to an end here, and not a moment too soon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEAP OF FAITH by Jamie Blair
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Just a marvelous debut, moving and suspenseful. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A girl struggles to escape her awful life with her abusive, drug-addicted mother, stealing her newborn sister to save the baby from the same fate in this stellar debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MARY BLAIR TREASURY OF GOLDEN BOOKS by Mary Blair
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"For Boomers, a nostalgic trip back to their diaper-clad days, and if not exactly multicultural (despite some song lyrics in German and French), still enjoyable for today's young children. (introduction) (Picture book collection. 3-5, adult)"
Despite the art's distinctly retro look and coloring, the five Golden Books in this gathering—four complete, one excerpted—only rarely come off as period pieces. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF BREATH by Blair Richmond
FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"Ringing changes on readers' expectations, the pseudonymous author delivers plot twists with minimalist (for the genre) panache, producing a green parable infused with a rich sense of place: an organically grown confection. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Set in Lithia, a southern Oregon theater town (Ashland, thinly disguised), this series opener blends genre tradition with West Coast environmentalism. Read full book review >