Search Results: "Sheila Dickie"


BOOK REVIEW

I CALLED HIM NECKTIE by Milena Michiko Flašar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"The quiet reflection of this jewel of a novel is revelatory, redemptive and hypnotic until the last word."
Two strangers, 20-year-old Taguchi Hiro and middle-aged "salaryman" Ohara Tetsu, emerge from clouds of grief and shame in this meditative novel. Read full book review >

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A Window to the Soul by William Dickie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2015

"An oilman explains the world in rhyme with surprising, often quite pleasing, results."
A veteran of the energy industry tries his hand at poetry in this debut collection. Read full book review >

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BLOOD BROTHERHOODS by John Dickie
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"These 'men of honor' and 'lads with attitude' created their own myths. Until Dickie's revelatory book, most believed them."
Call them Camorra, 'Ndrangheta or Mafia: All of these "honored societies" emerged from the dirty politics of Italian unification. Dickie's (Italian Studies/Univ. College, London; Delizia! The Epic History of Italians and Their Food, 2007, etc.) absorbing history of the Italian mob makes The Godfather look like a fairy tale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"A bit of personality and humor interjected into this pastoral lesson might have been the seasoning the author needed to garner more crossover appeal."
A rich, robust epicurean feast for those who enjoy history as a main course. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEACE CRANE by Sheila Hamanaka
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"They may question Hamanaka's statement that Sadako folded a thousand paper cranes; as the story goes, Sadako died before she was done, and other childrenin tributecompleted her work. (Picture book. 8+)"
The African-American narrator of this apostrophic verse has heard the story of Sadako's thousand paper cranes; the crane, traditional Japanese symbol of longevity, represents her hopes for peace, both in her violent urban milieu and the world. Read full book review >

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BEBOP-A-DO-WALK! by Sheila Hamanaka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"As was true in the early works of Ezra Jack Keats, the child-heroes welcome every adventure before them; Hamanaka makes the journey uplifting and the road home safe. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A joy-filled celebration of an exciting and even nurturing urban landscape. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE'S HERMIONE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

This spin-off of the popular Rosy Cole stories stars Rosy's friend Hermione Wong, who is sure that her boring life as a N.Y.C. fifth grader would be fabulous if only she were famous. Read full book review >

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THE BULLIES OF WALL STREET by Sheila Bair
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 14, 2015

"Nevertheless, Bair offers young readers an informed, insightful look into a crisis that continues to affect millions of citizens of all ages. (financial terms, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
An insider's perspective on the causes of America's recent financial crisis and its ongoing consequences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ODDS OF GETTING EVEN by Sheila Turnage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"As always, Turnage's tale is full of heart and perfect for reading on a front porch. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Folks from Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, lay on the colorful phrases thick as gum molasses in the wintertime, with character and personality as plentiful as okra at a Southern wake. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2003

"Greenwald, who also provides humorous line illustrations, delivers her message with a light comic touch that younger readers are sure to enjoy. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Effervescent Rosy has been eagerly looking forward to giving her country mouse cousin, Duncan, the Big Apple adventure tour of a lifetime, packed with every tourist landmark imaginable. Read full book review >

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SCREEN OF FROGS by Sheila Hamanaka
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"A fine contribution, excellent for sharing aloud. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
An old Japanese tale that addresses a number of contemporary concerns. Read full book review >