Search Results: "Shawn Lawrence Otto"


BOOK REVIEW

SINS OF OUR FATHERS by Shawn Lawrence Otto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Ethnic animosities make for an awkward fit with standard-issue midlife floundering."
A white banker tries to thwart a Native American entrepreneur while handling his midlife crisis in this first novel set in rural Minnesota. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A gripping analysis of America's anti-science crisis."
The public's perception of the role of science in culture and medicine has changed amid an increasingly anti-intellectual movement in politics and religion, and unless scientific literacy increases among citizens and lawmakers, environmental and other crises will exacerbate and threaten the United States' role as a global superpower. Read full book review >

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OTTO by Tomi Ungerer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Subtle changes of facial expression in Ungerer's watercolor art give the bear—stained, battered and with a clumsily repaired bullet hole—plenty of character, and there's nary a trace of sentimentality in the matter-of-fact narrative. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The first broad release of a title originally published regionally and overseas in 1999, this simply told, deeply affecting tale follows a teddy's passage from hand to hand through war and other troubles. Read full book review >

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LAWRENCE by Michael Asher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Lawrence was perhaps the first international megastar of the century,' Asher suggests, and this rather narrow biography pays due homage. (49 b&w photos)"
A biography of T.E. Lawrence, of the linear narrative, pop-psychology school. Read full book review >

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SHAWN LOVES SHARKS by Curtis Manley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Fun, quirky obsessions nurtured and celebrated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shawn knows just about everything there is to know about sharks, but friendship proves a little trickier to grasp in Manley and Subisak's collaboration. Read full book review >

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JACOB LAWRENCE by Nancy Shroyer Howard
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Unlike The Great Migration (1993), which reads like a quiet walk through a gallery accompanied by the artist, Howard's book is more like a scavenger hunt through the art itself. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Most of Lawrence's works that are covered in this book- -subtitled ``American Scenes, American Struggles''—such as The Great Migration, or the lives of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Toussaint L'Ouverture, involve a series of paintings that chronicle African-American history or create a biographical portrait. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR OTTO by Christopher Brookhouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A slow-motion rondelet whose personal chat is as faithfully boring and exasperating, and whose incidents are served up as parsimoniously, as at a real writers' conference."
A few portentous weeks at an oh-so-intimate writers' workshop whose epigones circle around a never-been writer/editor/teacher to distressingly little effect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTTO RUNS FOR PRESIDENT by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Place this timely outing next to Mark Teague's LaRue For Mayor (2008) and Doreen Cronin's arch Duck For President (2004), illustrated by Betsy Lewin. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A dark-horse candidate faces two big political machines in this election campaign at the all-canine Barkadelphia School. Read full book review >

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BOB AND OTTO by Robert O. Bruel
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Illustrated and published posthumously by Robert's son, Nick, this is a charming tribute to friendship and the stories all parents tell their children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The Bruels explore the transformative power of friendship in this clever tale of a worm and a caterpillar. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTTO PREMINGER by Foster Hirsch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2007

"Executed with the conviction and meticulousness of a Preminger production."
Richly embroidered biography of the legendary stage and film director with an incendiary temper and uneven legacy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Otto Sicko by George W. Copeland

"A fine hard-boiled novel, despite a few missteps."
Copeland (Leverage, 2012) delivers a hard-boiled noir set along Texas' Gulf Coast. Read full book review >