Search Results: "Stacey Early"


BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND ELLIS D by Donnell Alexander
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 18, 2012

"Question: 'What can baseball teach us in the age of Adderall?' Alexander's answer: That a myopic culture that values production above all else has always been with us."
An idiosyncratic memoir/tribute to Dock Ellis, the man who threw a major league no-hitter in June 1970 while kited on LSD. Read full book review >

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EARLY WARNING by Jane Smiley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2015

"Sags a bit, as trilogy middle sections often do, but strong storytelling and a judicious number of loose ends will keep most readers looking forward to the promised third volume."
Opening with the 1953 funeral of patriarch Walter, Smiley follows the Langdon family introduced in Some Luck (2014, etc.) through its second and third generations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Navigating this stunning novel requires thought and concentration, but it's well worth the effort. (author's note, with questions and answers, list of resources) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Returning to themes she explored so affectingly in Moon Over Manifest (2011), Newbery Medalist Vanderpool delivers another winning picaresque about memories, personal journeys, interconnectedness—and the power of stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARLY BIRD by Rodney Rothman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2005

"Witty and conversational prose, peppered alternately with sarcasm and compassion: easy, enjoyable reading."
A former comedy writer for David Letterman does some up-close research on a common South Florida species—the senior citizen retiree—with "findings" more suited to stand-up routine than anthropological tome. The result: lighthearted fluff with a flair, and not without its educational value. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARLY MOURNING by Edla Van Steen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"An amazing amount of life is packed into comparatively few pages in this swiftly paced, dizzingly amusing novel. It's just the sort of book you hope will become a movie. . . ."
Early Mourning ($13.95 paperback original; Jan. 1997; 144 pp.; 0-935480-84-6): A prizewinning Brazilian novel, whose author (A Bag of Stories, not reviewed; etc.) has been both actress and writer—and who in fact originally conceived this as a film script—fashions a multileveled portrayal of So Paulo society, high and low, using an ingenious premise: a robbery in a funeral home throws together in various combinations several otherwise unrelated mourners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARLY ELKIN by Stanley Elkin
Released: July 1, 1985

"After all, there's life in this unpretentious little volume, a thread of melancholy woven into the drollery, and a few pieces of early Elkin for those who want to see what they're like, or to make their collection complete."
As the title suggests, this is a small handful of early pieces by Elkin (three short stories and a brief memoir-essay), including his very first published story, "A Sound of Distant Thunder," which appeared originally in Epoch magazine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARLY MEN by Britt Haraway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2016

"Well-crafted contemporary tales with Southern protagonists."
A debut short story collection depicts men in the 21st-century American South. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARLY DAYS by Robert Silverberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2016

"Reading this collection is akin to watching the B-movies Quentin Tarantino has spent his career riffing off—fun for superfans and students of the genre but skippable for everyone else."
A collection of pulp-style science-fiction stories from the days when men were men and aliens were green, scaly, and up to no good. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"An eloquent and important dispatch."
An alarming report from Alaska and Northwest Canada, ground zero for climate change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARLY LEAVING by Judy Goldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2004

"An odd combination of vehement message and purposely ambiguous characters: admirable but not entirely enjoyable."
Second-novelist Goldman (The Slow Way Back, not reviewed) adds to the mini-genre of "Where did I go wrong as a mother?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARLY AUTUMN by Robert B. Parker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 2, 1980

"Kramer than The Maltese Falcon—disappointing for mystery lovers, nice enough (with a fair number of well-earned laughs along the way) for those tolerant of Parker's particular brand of tough-guy treacle."
It's becoming abundantly clear that gifted Mr. Parker is no longer interested in devising mysteries or even much action/adventure for Boston's macho-sensitive shamus Spenser. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A welcome addition to the library of books for car buffs—but also to that for art students looking for models of industrial design-centered imagery."
The history of the first generations of automobiles comes to life in popular advertising images, all clean lines and purring motors to set a collector's heart to pounding. Read full book review >