Search Results: "Simon Garfield"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A fine, fun presentation of the brand of cartography that continues to whet our imaginations."
A vivid foray into the romance of maps. Read full book review >

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TO THE LETTER by Simon Garfield
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 18, 2013

"Katherine Mansfield once wrote to a friend, 'This is not a letter but my arms around you for a brief moment.' Garfield provides a fond, lovely reflection on the essence of that sentiment."
A tribute to writing personal letters, courtesy of the widely curious Garfield (On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE ERROR WORLD by Simon Garfield
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2009

"The author's enthusiasm does not prove contagious."
Observer feature writer Garfield (Private Battles, 2006, etc.) examines his passion for stamp collecting. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"'When we choose a typeface,' asks Garfield, 'what are we really saying?' His book offers an informed and pleasing answer, and a lively companion to books such as Robert Bringhurst's essential Elements of Typographic Style (1992) and John Lewis's classic Typography: Design and Practice."
A thoroughly entertaining, well-informed tour of typefaces, some now 560 years old, some invented within just the last few years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"Mauve-lous. (8 pages color illustrations, not seen)"
The life, times, and enduring influence of pioneering chemist Sir William Perkin, who at 18 discovered a substance that yielded a most lovely color. Read full book review >

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TJ’s Last Summer in Cape Cod by Garfield Whyte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2016

"Strives for—and sometimes achieves—complexities that surpass superficial teenage drama."
Trust is broken and intrigues are explored in this coming-of-age novel about a young man. Read full book review >

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TARTABULL’S THROW by Henry Garfield
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Textured, evocative prose that creates a rich milieu for a dark, multi-layered romance. (Fiction. YA)"
Garfield fills in his werewolf hunter Moondog Nygerski's (Moondog, 1995; Room 13, 1997) back story with an appetizing whirl of mysterious women, time travel, sex, gruesome death, lost innocence—and baseball, baseball, baseball. Read full book review >

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THE ANGELS' SHARE by Garfield Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A finely built—and often admirable—novel that, nevertheless, feels too familiar."
Ellis (Till I'm Laid to Rest, 2010, etc.) tells a fast-paced story of father and son, packed with misadventures and set against the backdrop of contemporary Jamaica.Read full book review >

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THE LOST VOYAGE OF JOHN CABOT by Henry Garfield
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Dedicated readers and history buffs will find rewarding sailing here. (map, acknowledgments, glossary, list of historical figures) (Fiction. 12+)"
It's 1498, and 15-year-old Sebastian Cabot is ready for adventure. Read full book review >

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ROOM 13 by Henry Garfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 1997

"A wooly screamfest that's also a backhanded tribute to the power of dead white male authors."
Forget Up the Down Staircase. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 1997

"Garfield is best when writing about himself, and the book is partly redeemed by the section on his own pursuits, which contains essays on tourism, house and car shopping, and hunting, all in a Dave Barryish vein."
According to NPR commentator Garfield, the American Dream is less about white picket fences and two cars in the garage and far more about ``the pursuit of happiness.'' As the humorist proves, the pursuit, while often noble, is just as often fruitless. Read full book review >

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MY FATHER THE WEREWOLF by Henry Garfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Readers who enjoyed the sardonic undercurrents in M.T. Anderson's Thirsty (1997) are apt to catch them here, too. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In this subtly offbeat fantasy, a conscience-stricken screenwriter-turned-werewolf flees into hiding with his two teenaged children. Read full book review >