Search Results: "Simon Van Booy"


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TALES OF ACCIDENTAL GENIUS by Simon Van Booy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Van Booy clearly believes there are surprising new ways to write about love. Here, he proves he's right, occasionally."
A tenderhearted clutch of stories and fables that highlights interconnectedness between everyone from fashionistas to peasantry, ranging from Brooklyn to London to Beijing. Read full book review >

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LOVE BEGINS IN WINTER by Simon Van Booy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2009

"Appealing and surprising takes on a subject prone to cliché."
Couples find surprising, if not downright strange ways to come together in a second romance-centered collection by Van Booy (The Secret Lives of People in Love, 2007). Read full book review >

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FATHER'S DAY by Simon Van Booy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"A sentimental story of the bond between father and child."
A portrait of a unique family whose love overcomes odds. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIVES OF PEOPLE IN LOVE by Simon Van Booy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2007

"Marred at times by sameness of tone and occasional lapses into preciosity, but lovely and genuinely touching. This talented author bears watching."
Lonely, vulnerable protagonists grieve in Paris, New York, Wales, Rome, Kentucky and other locales. Read full book review >

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THE ILLUSION OF SEPARATENESS by Simon Van Booy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2013

"This gentle book feels like a retort: Why not just say how much we owe each other? And so Van Booy does."
Wartime violence prompts a handful of lives to intersect deeply in Van Booy's fourth work of fiction (The Secret Lives of People in Love, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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GEORGE FLIES SOUTH by Simon James
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"These unflappable characters provide likable, positive role models for readers young and old, who may then enjoy sharing Mordicai Gerstein's Leaving the Nest (2007), in which several species spread their wings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Helicopter moms have not fared well in print—until now. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ONE STEP by Simon James
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Totally charming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Make Way for . . . Read full book review >

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DEAR MR. BLUEBERRY by Simon James
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

A sweet, rather fey exchange of letters between Emily, who reports seeing a whale in her small goldfish pond, and her teacher, who assures her (politely, then ``forcibly'') that she must be mistaken. Read full book review >

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ROBOT ZOMBIE FRANKENSTEIN! by Annette Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Yet in an era in which electronics are always one-upping one another in the global market, it's nice to see a picture-book equivalent that ends with the consumption of delicious desserts. Apple and PC, take note. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Competitive pals get into a war of escalating ridiculousness in this amusing if visually stunted tale. Read full book review >